If I ever played sports, I would keep all the memorable jerseys, equipment and other paraphernalia. But for Reggie Jackson, he’s selling off the jersey he wore during the greatest moment in his career.
But Jackson is selling it for charity and that’s a great thing. And whatever value this jersey sells for, it will be a lot of money going to a good cause. For that I commend him. If this reaches $10,000 or more, that would be great!
Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.
In this week’s Sports Illustrated, the magazine is doing their annual “Where Are They Now?” series and one of the former athletes they’re featuring is Hall of Fame baseball legend Reggie Jackson.
In the piece, Jackson has some choice words about the current selection process into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
“I didn’t see Kirby Puckett as a Hall of Famer. I didn’t see Gary Carter as a Hall of Famer. I didn’t see Don Sutton as a Hall of Famer. I didn’t see Phil Niekro as a Hall of Famer. As much as I like Jim Rice, I’m not so sure he’s a Hall of Famer.” What about Bert Blyleven? “No. No, no, no, no,” Jackson says. “Blyleven wasn’t even the dominant pitcher of his era — it was Jack Morris.”