Card: 2005 Fleer Showcase #112 Reggie Jackson Autographed Legacy AUTO (14/17)
Why I Like It: It was indeed a Merry Christmas to me. I had a few Showcase cards in my collection from buying random lots, and it's a design I always liked. There was a box I had my eye on for a few months, and since I had a few dollars left in the unofficial Christmas budget, I picked one up for myself. It arrived on the 24th, and I opened it intermittently throughout Christmas Day, sneaking downstairs to bust a few packs here and there in the midst of the chaos of all the new toys and games in the house.
2005 Showcase was a one-guaranteed-auto-per-box product, and my box was bottom-loaded for sure. I think the three hits came out of the last four packs. This Reggie card is one of the shortest printed in the Autographed Legacy set. A bunch of worthless exchange cards are floating around in unopened boxes, too. It looks like there's a Pujols #/11, Nolan Ryan #/13, Kaline #/7, Berra, #/25, but really no one else super low-numbered and highly coveted. The signature looks great, and the original card design can be seen on the left side of the card. Leaving a large field of open space for an autograph is usually a design mistake, but since it's Reggie, I can forgive this one.
Thanks for reading along with me this year, and best of wishes for your card buying in 2021!