Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lynn Swann Gets The RetroCard Treatment

Lynn Swann is among the most beloved Steelers in team history and as a Hall Of Famer, he has been one of the most noticeable players to NOT have cards during the majority of his playing career.  His first card came in 1975 but ended with the 1977 card.  Presumably it was a contractual matter.  RetroCards is proud to add Swann cards from 1978 to 1983, including a special 1974 card!  Like the previous Joe Namath Retrocards set, the Swann set adds all the cards he could have had but didn't.  Get yours here.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

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.  Get yours here!

(Above left) The 1976 Traded (500T) of Reggie as an Oriole.