Reggie Jackson has a reputation for being an extremely confident and proud guy, and you can see that through his signature. While he may not have been consistent about obliging fans in person, his signature has been very consistent over the years. Jackson was also known for using a ghost signer to help answer mail requests, especially as he marched towards 500 career home runs in the 1980s. In addition, a clubhouse attendant would often add Jackson’s name to team balls when he wasn’t available to sign. This practice was evident during his early years with the A’s and extended into his tours with other teams such as the Yankees and Angels. When the hobby blossomed in the 1980s and 1990s, Jackson was one of the first players to provide authentic signed memorabilia to collectors through various companies, which included his own at one point in time.
Reginald Martinez “Reggie” Jackson (May 18, 1946-) leads Major League Baseball in career strikeouts with 2,597 despite hitting 563 home runs and winning five World Series titles. He played 21 seasons with the Kansas City/Oakland A’s (1967-1975, 1987), Baltimore Orioles (1976), New York Yankees (1977-1981) and the California Angels (1982-1986). Reggie earned the title “Mr. October” after Game Six of the 1977 World Series when he enjoyed a three-homer night capping off the Yankees series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 27 World Series Games, Jackson amassed 10 home runs, 24 RBI and a .357 batting average. The 14-time All-Star was the 1973 American League Most Valuable Player, won five World Series titles (1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978) and was the MVP for two of Fall Classics (1973, 1977). Clashes with management seemed to follow the feared slugger wherever he went, but so did success at the plate. Reggie led the league in home runs four times and slugging percentage three times. Reggie Jackson retired with 2,584 hits, 1,551 runs scored, 1,702 RBI 563 home runs and 228 stolen bases while batting .262 over his 21-year career. Reginald Martinez “Reggie” Jackson was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.
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