Next up in my 1975 In-Action sub-set is the man himself, Reggie Jackson, pre-”Mr. October” as he was slugging, and winning, his way into the Oakland A’s record books:
Reggie was coming off three straight World Championships, along with an
A.L. M.V.P. Award in 1973 by the time this card would have come out.
He’d win his second home run title in ‘75, sharing it with the Milwaukee
Brewers’ George Scott, something he’d do two more times with Brewers
players in the future: ‘80 with Ben Oglivie and ‘82 with Gorman Thomas.
Of course, we all know that just a couple years later, as a member of
the New York Yankees as one of the first big time Free Agents, he would
become almost mythical, as “Mr. October” was born when he’d lead the
Yanks to two straight Championships in 1977 & 1978, giving him five
titles in only seven years.
The man was an American icon by the end of the decade, and would become
one of the all-time recognizable players in MLB history to this very