Reggie Gets His Orioles Card
It has been one of baseball card's greatest omissions: No card of Reggie Jackson in an Orioles uniform. The A's firesale after the 1975 season is well documented which saw Jackson get traded to Baltimore in a six player trade (Jackson was traded on April 2, 1976 along with minor leaguer Bill
VanBommell and Ken Holtzman to the Baltimore Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez, and Paul Mitchell).
Somehow he played a full season in Baltimore and didn't have a card as an Oriole even though a "Traded" set was produced in 1976. When Reggie was signed by the Yankees for the 1977 season, a Yankee logo was airbrushed on an old photo of Jackson when he was with the A's. Oriole's fans must have felt ripped off. But RetroCards is offering the 1976 "Traded" card of Reggie Jackson in what will be the start of several baseball issues coming soon.
|(Above left) The 1976 Traded (500T) of Reggie as an Oriole.