Friday, January 1, 2010

The only Reggie Jackson I've ever seen in an Orioles Jersey.

Haven't been doing much the last couple of days except recovering from the holidays.  But I got this in the mail the other day.  I saw it on ebay and had to pick it up for my Reggie Jackson collection.  I was thinking of starting a player collectors blog for Mr. Jackson too but I haven't yet so I thought I'd share it here.  This is the only item I've seen Reggie in his Orioles jersey.  He only played for the Orioles less than a year. Traded to the Orioles from the A's in early 1976, the was granted free agency and signed with the Yankees.  Sadly there are no regular issue baseball cards of Reggie in a Baltimore uniform.  Of course he went to the World Series in 1977 with the Yankees too.

The auction call this a team issues postcard.  It's a nice card.  But I don't know about it being a postcard.  The back is blank.  So it could be a reproduction but at least I know the picture was taken in 1976.  I did a search for other Oriole postcards and found a Brooks Robinson Triute page that had a similar looking postcard so I'm fairly certain its authentic.  It measures 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches.
I got most of my facts from and wikipedia.

Oh here's an interesting tid bit I didn't know, even being a Milwaukee Brewers fan.  The Baltimore Orioles can trace there heritage back to the original Milwaukee Brewers baseball club from 1901.  And now you know. 
Happy New Year everybody.

1 comment:

  1. I just read your post about Reggie in an O's uniform. If you are interested in Reggie, here is a post I did on all the pictures I've been able to find Reggie as an Oriole including a few cards:

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