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And With This Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Retired Number Commemorative Card, I Now Have The Trio!!!

And With This Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Retired Number Commemorative Card, I Now Have The Trio!!!

You have no idea how hard I tried to get this card so I can show it off in October when I celebrate Reggie Jackson.  I was able to score both the Yellow A’s and Grey A’s card.

But it was the Yankees card that eluded me.

Until now.

Yessir, I have scored!!  And it is beautiful.

And now, I can finally show off the full 3-card set.  And it looks fantastic!!

Enjoy.

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Commemorative Retired Number Patch

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Commemorative Retired Number Patch

This is the second card of Reggie that I have picked up from this set.  The first one featured the Yellow jersey with the Green patch.  And now this one features the Grey jersey with the Green patch.

Have a look:

Again, Topps has done a stellar job of matching the patch to the photo.  I imagine that it took a bit more work to make this gel this way, but as a collector, I have to say that the extra effort certainly helps the overall look of the card.

Great job, Topps!!!

And now I am just one card away from completing the trio of Reggie Jackson cards from this set!!!

Reggie Jackson 2011 Topps Tier One Game-Used Jersey Card

Reggie Jackson 2011 Topps Tier One Game-Used Jersey Card

This card could easily be the best looking relic card in my Reggie Jackson collection.  Heck, it could be the best looking relic card in my entire collection.

Topps’ Tier One product is a sharp looking set.  The cards are super crisp and feature some great design elements.

And then you add a piece of Game-Used jersey to the card and viola…

B-E-A-U-T-Y!!!!

And it is serial numbered as 389/399.

 

Reggie Jackson 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts ‘A Stitch In Time’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Reggie Jackson 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts ‘A Stitch In Time’ Game-Used Jersey Card

This is the second relic card that I am featuring this month as we continue to celebrate Mr. October, Reginald Martinez Jackson.

But this is the first Game-Used relic card.

And while the overall design of the card is a bit on the dark side, I do like all of the Gold accents deployed in the card’s design.

Have a look at the card:

I especially like the font that was used in the words Stitch and Time.

🙂

Dave Winfield 2012 Topps Commemorative Retired Number Patch

Dave Winfield 2012 Topps Commemorative Retired Number Patch

Manufactured or not, I love these cards.  I like the design, I like the prominence of the retired number, and I enjoy the vintage photography that accompanies and matches the patch.

My latest pick-up from the set is the Dave Winfield card.  I am really happy that Winfield was included on the checklist for this set.  That old Padres photo looks awesome next to the Brown and Yellow patch!

Take a look:

YES!!!!

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Retired Number Commemorative Patch – Oakland A’s

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Retired Number Commemorative Patch – Oakland A’s

When I saw these ‘Retired Number Commemorative Patch’ cards from the 2012 Topps set I knew that I was going to have to grab a few of them.

And then, I saw the checklist.  And I knew that I wanted to grab a lot of them!!!

These cards are perfectly suited for a player collector like me.  And I am on the hunt to grab a solid stack of them.

Reggie Jackson has three cards in this set.

I guess that we can call this one his ‘Oakland Green Number’ version.

Have a peek:

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – The GREATEST $0.50 Spent At Any Baseball Card Show – EVER!!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #9 – The GREATEST $0.50 Spent At Any Baseball Card Show – EVER!!!!

Friends, when I tell you that this purchase was the greatest fifty cents that I have purchased at a baseball card show, I am not lying.

I found this card in a bargain bin, and as with most Reggie Jackson cards that I find, I scoop them up for my Reggie collection.  October is also just a month away and I always do something cool for Mr. October so buying a few cards of him now prepares me for showcasing him on my blog next month.

Ok, back to my purchase.  I was digging through a bargain bin and came across this card from the 1991 Upper Deck Looney Tunes promotional set.

The set is a 4-card set that was given away as a promotion during the 4-day National Sports Card show in 1991.  Each day a new card was given out, and the two MLB stars that were featured in this set are Nolan Ryan and Reggie Jackson.  This card is the one that was provided on 7/5/1991.

Now, I would want this card for my collection anyways.  And at $0.50, I would not think twice about buying it and bringing it home with me.

But when I saw this, I jumped for joy (internally of course)….

That’s right – this one is autographed!!!  By REGGIE JACKSON!!!

I quickly scanned the back of the card looking for some kind of certification.  And as my heart rate increased to a rapid pace, I did not find anything on the back acknowledging the autograph on the front.  But this was 1991, when in-pack autographs were non-existent – maybe it was signed by Reggie at the show?  Maybe it was signed as part of a special lot of cards that he and Nolan Ryan signed just for the show?

Either way, I cannot believe that this was resting in just a random box of cards.

I have searched Ebay, and I cannot find any of these (at least the autographed version).  I have also consulted with my baseball card catalog and there is no mention that these were randomly signed and inserted into the promotional giveaways as a special treat for random convention-goers.

I do believe that the autograph is real.  I have seen and shopped for enough Reggie Jackson autographs in the past to know how his signature looks.  And the fact that part of the ‘R’ in Reggie is on the White border of the card lets me know that this is not a pre-print as Upper Deck would probably have placed it better.  And the fact that the card has been signed in Blue Sharpie makes ne feel that it was signed twenty years ago -before certified autogrphs were issued and before companies chose better colors to use for their darker-colored cards.

So, what do you think???

Have I been duped or do I have the real thing here??  I’d love your input…

Thanks!

Reggie Jackson 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game – Yankees Clippings’ Game-Used Jersey Card

Reggie Jackson 2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game – Yankees Clippings’ Game-Used Jersey Card

I’d been wanting to add another high-end card of Reggie Jackson to my collection ever since the end of October.

Well, I think this card will fit the bill.  Nicely.

This card is an absolute beauty!!!

I am loving how Fleer added the pinstripe frame around the actual swatch of jersey.  And the stadium facade that runs horizontally across the entire card looks fantastic!!!

Enjoy.

Reggie Jackson 2005 Leaf Certified ‘Fabric Of The Game’ #6/25

Reggie Jackson 2005 Leaf Certified ‘Fabric Of The Game’ #6/25

Simply stated, this is a beautiful baseball card, that happens to feature some amazing design elements.

From the swatch of Green Oakland A’s jersey to the vintage image of Reggie from his early days in Oakland to the perfect use of the A’s Green & Yellow color scheme – no matter how you slice it or dice it, this card is SWEET!!!

I really like how Leaf (Donruss) took their time with this one.  It may have taken several rounds of proofing to get to this finished state, but I have to say that as a collector of all things Reggie, this card is a gem!!!

And it certainly does not hurt that this card was limited to just 25 issues.  Thankfully, I am the owner of one of them!!!

Enjoy.

Reggie Jackson 2005 SP Legendary Lineage Game-Used Jersey Card

Reggie Jackson 2005 SP Legendary Lineage Game-Used Jersey Card

The Legendary Lineage set issued by Upper Deck SP in 2005 is one of my favorites.  Of all of the sets featuring Game-Used jersey relics that I would come across, this set is in my ‘Top 5’.  As a matter of fact, I have gone so far as to look into what it would take to build the entire set.

And while I am not prepared to make that kind of commitment at this time, I still wanted the card of Reggie Jackson from the set.

And finally, after a long week of waiting, it has arrived.

Check it out:

Awesome, huh?

Such great design elements on this one.  Between the Gold accents, sketch of a ball park, and the filigree – this card is a beauty!!

And just in case you were wondering, it is serial numbered too.  This one is 38/75!!