June 29, 2009

Reggie Jackson Featured Yankee Card of the Week

jackson (2)I chose this card of Reggie Jackson in honor of his 563 career home runs, as he was surpassed last week by Alex Rodriguez, and dropped to 12th on the list of all-time home run leaders. 

The Yankees signed Jackson before the 1977 season, and he led them to a championship that year and in ‘78. He earned the nickname “Mr. October” when he hit three homers on three consecutive pitches in the ‘77 World Series against the Dodgers.

This card is a 2001 Upper Deck Legends of New York Banner Seasons, and has little value. It is one of a 200-card set that features nearly all of the “legends of New York.” The set is interesting, because the team name on the front of each card is made of felt that actually juts out from the card.

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