Sunday, January 1, 2012
Reggie Jackson, 2010 Topps National Chicle #299
The beginning of another year also brings about the fourth anniversary of this blog's founding. Now, now, you didn't have to get me anything. But I got something for you: a nifty portrait of Reggie Jackson in a modern Oriole uniform...or should I say, a conglomeration of modern O's uniforms. Obviously, the black-and-orange Serious Bird helmet was current as of 2010, but the "Orioles" script looks a bit small and there's no tail underneath, making it look more like the wordmark the team used throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It's kind of fun to play a little "what-if" by putting Reggie in a 21st-century Birds uniform 25 years after his lone season in Baltimore. But I do wish artist Paul Lempa had paid a little more attention to detail. Still, it's nothing to get apoplectic over.