Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The 100 Best Finds in a 30-Dollar Lot: #78

2011 Topps Diamond Duos #DD-JJ Reggie Jackson and Adam Jones

Now THIS is an insert card done right! Instead of rehashing classic cards of the past to the point of cliché, Topps gave us collectors something we have been clamoring for for years, and have only received as a nugget here and there. The world was denied a true 1977 Topps card featuring Reggie Jackson in an Orioles uniform. This card doesn't quite make up for it, but it is an olive branch I will accept. Baseball card producers will never stop hastening players into their Yankee uniforms (see CC Sabathia, c. 2009), and Jackson was the most egregious case. I believe the only other Reggie-in-Baltimore card I own is his 1988 Score retrospective subset card. It's been a long time coming.

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