Famous Reggie Jackson Proof Card Uncovered
The Topps Vault (
www.thetoppsvault.com), which features unique and rare Topps items such as
uncut sheets, works in progress, proof cards and original art, is pleased to
announce that it has made an historic "hobby find".
Topps has uncovered the "Proof" of the 1977 Topps Reggie Jackson
Baltimore Orioles baseball card.
After Jackson signed with the New York Yankees for the 1977 season, Topps quickly
changed the photo to picture him in pinstripes and his Orioles card, which was
originally slated for release, was sent to the shredders. Later, a couple
of the Orioles card surfaced and they soon became hobby legend. Today, this
infamous card is considered one of the most sought after cards in existence because
of its rarity and because of Reggies greatness on the diamond.
The 1977 Topps Reggie Jackson Orioles "Proof" baseball card is currently
up for auction on TheToppsVault.com. The auction will close in 5 days.
Source: The Topps Company, Inc.
Date: May 6, 2004
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