Tuesday, September 15, 2015

GIMMIE A DO-OVER: 1972 "IN ACTION" REGGIE JACKSON

I always wanted to tackle the 1972 Reggie Jackson "In Action" card since I thought it was quite boring for such an electric player from the era.
First, let's take a look at the original issued card from Topps:
 
 
So here's my take on it:


The image Topps issued was Reggie staring off, probably at a foul ball, so the image I used was a shot of him 'swinging for the fences" in classic Reggie style.
Just more action for the "In Action" card, no?
Reggie was well on his way to Cooperstown, as he was about to take three championships with the A's before moving to the "Bronx Zoo" in 1977 and take home another two World Series wins with the Yankees while creating the "Mr. October" legend.
Before he retired after the 1987 season he'd win four home run titles, get named to 13 all-star teams, win an MVP Award in 1973, and get a freakin' candy-bar named after him (of which I ate MANY as an eight year old).
A legend no matter how you slice it, easily one of the baseball icons of the day along with guys like Bench, Rose, Carew, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Reggie.....Another Former Arizona State Sun Devil Great.

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