Daily Archives: October 4, 2014

Reggie Jackson 2010 Topps ‘The Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ – 1978 Topps Reprint

Reggie Jackson 2010 Topps ‘The Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ – 1978 Topps Reprint

While I absolutely prefer my baseball cards, especially the vintage ones, feature action images, there are times when the card features a neat portrait.

And this card of Reginald Martinez Jackson fits the bill.

Have a look:

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This card is from the popular 2010 ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ subset.  It features Reggie’s 1978 Topps card on the front, and it is just spewing with 1970’s style – from the flap-less helmet to the afro hairstyle to the butterfly collar to the bushy mustache – this image screams 1970’s.

And I love it!!

I will say, though, that the faux-autograph of Reggie’s that is printed on the card is a horrible look.  It does not look anything like his true, and very neat, signature.  The auto is a fail, for sure.

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini A&G Back

Jose Fernandez 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini A&G Back

I’ve got quite a way to go with my Jose Fernandez collection strictly based on the number of times he has appeared in 2014 products.

I am up for the challenge, and I prefer to take my ‘slow and easy’ approach so I do not spend more than I need to as I hunt down cards that are tougher to come by than base issues.

I have yet to score Jose’s base mini card from this year’s Allen & Ginter release, but I did pick up his ‘A&G’ card from the set.

Here is the front of the card:

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And here is the back:

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And now, I will try to track down the base mini.  It should be easier to find, affordably, than this one..

Wish me luck!

Eddie Murray 1985 Drake’s Big Hitters

Eddie Murray 1985 Drake’s Big Hitters

Oh yeah, another great 1980’s oddball card for my blossoming Eddie Murray player collection.

Eddie was a huge star for the Orioles during the decade of the 80’s and he was often chosen in many limited edition and limited print sets.

The benefit of that?

Great, extra, cards for your collection that extend well beyond the flagship issues that were pumped out.

This is Murray’s card from the 1985 Drake’s Big Hitters baseball card set:

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The set consists of just 44 card, with Murray’s card being number 21.  Cards were inserted into specially marked boxes of Drake’s snack cakes.

I know that I had my share of these as a kid in 1985.  I liked the cakes, but I loved the cards!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 279/660 – #616 – Rookie Outfielders With Augustine, Mangual, Rice, Scott

1975 Topps Set Card 279/660 – #616 – Rookie Outfielders With Augustine, Mangual, Rice, Scott

Progress: 279/660

Player Name:  Dave Augustine, Pepe Mangual, Jim Rice, John Scott

Card Number:  616

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres

Position:  Outfielders

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

How these players fared in 1975:

Dave Augustine – Dave Augustine did not play major league baseball during the 1975 baseball season.

Pepe Mangual – Mangual played in a career high 140 games for the Expos in 1975.  He hit .245 with 126 hits in that span.  Of his 126 hits, Mangual connected for 16 doubles, 2 triples, and 9 home runs.  He stole 33 bases during the season en route to scoring 84 runs.

Jim Rice – Rice played in 144 games for the Red Sox in 1975, where he finished 2nd in the ROY voting to teammate Fred Lynn.  He hit .309 with 29 doubles and 22 home runs over the course of the season.  Rice drove in 102 runs and scored 92 times as he helped lead the Red Sox to the World Series.

John Scott – John Scott appeared in 25 games with the Padres in 1975.  He had 9 at-bats during the season and did not connect for any hits.  He did score 6 runs for the team and stole 2 bases in a pinch-runner role.

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Did You Know…

Red Sox outfielder Jackie Jensen paced the American League in RBI in both 1958 and 1959.  In 1958, Jensen amassed 122 RBI and in the following season 112.

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Reggie Jackson 2013 Pinnacle Hometown Heroes ‘Curtain Call’ Black Border Version

Reggie Jackson 2013 Pinnacle Hometown Heroes ‘Curtain Call’ Black Border Version

Reggie Jackson is one of the most prolific home run hitters of all-time.

Owner of 2,548 career hits, Jackson connected for 563 home runs during his playing days – 21.7% of his hits left the ballpark.

Reggie hit a career high 47 home runs during the 1969 baseball season.  His next high was 41 which he hit in 1980.  He also collected five more seasons of hitting at least 30 four-baggers.  On four separate occasions, Reggie paced the American League and won the AL Home Run crown.

This is one of Reggie’s card from the 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes baseball card set.  The card is from the subset tagged as ‘Curtain Call’, and it is the Black-border version of the card.

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They may not all have been ‘Curtain Calls’ but adding Reggie to a subset of cards that celebrates home runs in grand style is an easy and perfect match.

Great job, Panini!