Here’s a card I have always wanted to re-do with a better image: the 1979 Topps Reggie Jackson card.
Take a look at what I came up with:
I always felt that super close up of him with his shades was a let down
after his absolutely AWESOME action 1978 card (one of my all-time
So I just went and replaced the “Hollywood” portrait shot with an in-game action picture of him instead.
I have always been a fan of the all-stars in the 1979 set because I’ve
always felt the layout and graphics worked well (think of the Brett,
Carew and Bowa cards), so to have an action shot of baseball’s biggest
star then would have been epic in my eyes.
“Mr. October” was in full-swing by the time these 1979 cards hit the
market, and I remember first pulling out a Reggie card from packs that
year and being bummed out.
Then again I was a bit bummed out with the 1979 card design as a whole
(except for aforementioned all-star cards), and don’t even get me
started on the black and white rookie cards and the “all-time” sub-set.