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Reggie Jackson 1983 Fleer Stickers – Mini = STINKER!

Reggie Jackson 1983 Fleer Stickers – Mini

‘Ok, Reggie, Smile for the camera’.

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Jeez, talk about a horrible product out of Fleer on this one, huh.

No company branding, team branding, or anything dynamic to look at.  Even one of  the most animated and exciting personalities in the game could not save this one..

Nothing personal, Reggie.

Reggie Jackson 2005 Topps Retired Signature

Reggie Jackson 2005 Topps Retired Signature

The ‘Retired Signature’ set issued by Topps in 2005 has always been a favorite of mine.  I have a nice Andre Dawson card from this release in my collection, and an autographed one too.

As soon as I saw that Reggie was on the checklist, I went after it.

And I am very pleased with the results – this card is a beauty!!

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Look at that young Reggie with two bats perched over his shoulder –  what a stud!

And those old two-tone Oakland Athletics uniforms from the early 1970’s are sweet too!  You can really get a sense of how in shape Reggie was in this uniform, his muscles are practically bulging out of his jersey – quite a rarity from the ‘standard’ baseball player physique during the 1970’s.

 

Lot Of 2 Reggie Jackson 2008 Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy Cards

Lot Of 2 Reggie Jackson 2008 Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy Cards

I know that there are a bunch of cards in this set that feature #44, and in time I will look to keep adding more and more of them to my collection.

I was able to score two of them recently, and each acknowledges Reggie during a different decade in which he played for the Yankees.

On the right, the card celebrates his time between 1970-1980, and the card on the left honors Reggie’s time in pinstripes between 1980-1990.

Have a look:

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As a whole, Reggie Jackson spent 5 seasons of his career with the Bronx Bombers, from 1977-1981.

Luckily, for Upper Deck and for collectors like me, Reggie gets love in this set from both decades!

Reggie Jackson 1996 Upper Deck Eagle Ballpark Style Peanuts Baseball Card

Reggie Jackson 1996 Upper Deck Eagle Ballpark Style Peanuts Baseball Card

Here is a neat 1990’s oddball baseball card of Reggie Jackson.  When I say neat, I mean that it is cool that a baseball card is packaged with a bag of peanuts as baseball and chomping on a bag of peanuts go hand-in-hand.

But the card itself is nothing like the sweet oddball cards that filled our collections from the 1980’s.  This one is bland and dull, a surprise from a company like Upper Deck.

Have a look:

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This card cannot hold a match to a Drake’s or KMart card.  No chance!

Reggie Jackson 1995 Upper Deck SP Championship Series ‘Classic Performances’

Reggie Jackson 1995 Upper Deck SP Championship Series ‘Classic Performances’

When you hear the term ‘Classic Performances’ as it relates to the sport of professional baseball, you probably go to some of the greatest postseason performances that your memory can serve up.

For me, that includes Reggie Jackson’s historic performance in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series against the LA Dodgers.

So, when I blindly bought this card from Sportlots.com a few weeks ago as I prepared for ‘Reggie Jackson Month’ here at 30-YOC, I was expecting a little more quality and a little less of a generic look.

This is what I got:

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Yes, it celebrates Mr. October so I am happy, but I wish that the image took me right back to that game in 1977.

Reggie Jackson 2002 Fleer Greats Of The Game

Reggie Jackson 2002 Fleer Greats Of The Game

If there was any question as to why the Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ set was one of my favorite early-2000’s releases, I give you this card of Reggie Jackson.

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‘Nuff Said.

Reggie Jackson 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’

Reggie Jackson 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’

The ’60 Years Of Topps’ set that was issued in 2011 is one that I still consider collecting every now and again.

The set features extremely sharp images with bold colors.  Most of the cards that I have come across from the set feature excellent action images as well and that certainly helps elevate the card too.

What I think I like most about the set though, is the prominent ’60’ as the primary background of the card.  While not the lone standout feature, I like when Topps celebrates their history, and the style of this set is absolutely done well.

This is the Reggie Jackson card from the set.

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I love it!  All the way down to the stirrups!

Reggie Jackson 1994 Upper Deck 5th Anniversary Baseball Heroes – Black Border

Reggie Jackson 1994 Upper Deck 5th Anniversary Baseball Heroes – Black Border

I had no idea that this card even existed so when I saw it, I pounced!

The card was issued in 1994 as a 5th Anniversary tribute to Upper Deck’s 1989 debut in the baseball card marketplace.

Upper Deck has used the ‘Baseball Heroes’ theme quite often during their existence, and it has always been a theme that I have found to be sharp.  I love the logo, and I think it works well with the UD diamond-shaped logo.

This card of Reggie has a Black border, which goes very well with the overall look of the card.

Have a look:

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I love it!  That image of Reggie is a classic, and the added smaller circle behind him allows for his image to really pop with a 3-D effect.

I’ve got to find out if there are more cards other than Reggie available as part of this 1994 5th Anniversary set.  It could be a fun one to go after…

 

Reggie Jackson 1985 Fleer Limited Edition

Reggie Jackson 1985 Fleer Limited Edition

Here is another special issue of Reggie from the mid-80’s.

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Reggie was featured in a lot of ‘extra’ subsets and limited edition sets during the decade as we was one of the game’s greatest stars and a huge draw with collectors.

This card, from the 1985 Fleer Limited Edition set, features Reggie during his time with the California Angels.  Those old ‘A’ caps with the halo are pretty sweet and definitely classify as a ‘retro throwback’.

I’m digging Reggie’s Aviator shades too.

 

Reggie Jackson 2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces

Reggie Jackson 2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces

Wow, of all of the modern baseball cards that I have encountered since getting back into the hobby in 2008, the one brand of card that I wish included Andre Dawson in the set is without a doubt Upper Deck Masterpieces.

Each card from the set is built to look like a work of art.  From the oil painting design, to the canvas style of cardboard used, these cards are truly special.

Sadly, both Andre Dawson and Fergie Jenkins never made the checklist in this short-lived set.

But, Reggie Jackson did!

And here is his Yankees card from the 2007 set.

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I told you it was special.

The card is standard in size, but if you had one that was 16×20, it could certainly be hung on a wall and pass as a piece of art.

These cards are ‘Too Sweet’.