The Daily: 1969 Topps Reggie Jackson RC
The Card: 1969 Topps Reggie Jackson RC #260
25 years ago, Reggie Jackson made it official. Mr. October was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Really, it was a formality for someone who helped define an era in the sport. One of the greatest slugger’s of all-time, he hit 563 over the course of his MLB career.
And while that was impressive, it was his three in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series that cemented his place in history.
And there’s the 1977 Topps Reggie Jackson Baltimore Orioles card. It’s almost unicorn-like existence has long been the thing of legend. And it’s easily the most iconic “card that never was.”
As for his Rookie Card, for that you need to go back to 1969. It’s an unassuming look for one of the game’s biggest personalities. How things would change for Jackson, baseball and its fans in the decade that followed.
With 1969 Topps being the focus of 2018 Topps Heritage Baseball, don’t be shocked if you see some riffs and updates on the classic RC in the months ahead.