I commented on his 1986 Donruss Retro Review how much I liked the image on the Reggie Jackson card. I few hours later I received a message from Joey and he offered to send me a copy of it.
|1986 Donruss #377 Reggie Jackson|
The angle this picture was taken at was different. The cropping didn't show just a full body shot or a picture from the chest up. It's different. How about those trees and that horizon in the background? You don't see that on many cards. I love the alternate Angels logo that they used. I didn't notice it until now, but how about the fact that his hand is moving so quickly that it's blurry? I don't hate it! The combination of all those things make this a very visually appealing card to me.
Joey also included a handful of other cards from the set. The names are all a who's who of my baseball youth.
I may have had that Dale Murphy card as a kid, but no longer do after one of my many card purges. He was my first favorite player and I've been picking up cards cheaply as I find them. Time moves quickly. It would be hard for someone born just five years after me to understand just how big of a deal Darryl Strawberry was. Pete Rose doesn't look right in any uniform other than Cincinnati. Frank Viola was also a stud and it's sad that he's mostly forgotten about these days.
Thanks for the cards, Joey! I have your address now and sometime down the road I will get you back. You never know when. Oh, and thanks to you I will never be able to look at 1986 Donruss cards without thinking of Max Headroom.