Monday, February 8, 2016

Get To Know Your Reds - Part 47: Jacob Brumfield

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,916 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2015 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Jacob Brumfield

1995 Pacific #101 Jacob Brumfield Front

Born: May 27, 1965, Bogalusa, Lousiana
Drafted: 1983, by the Cubs
Debut: 1992, with the Reds
Last Game: 1999, with the Blue Jays
Reds Stats: 195 games over 3 years, 473 PA, 10 HR, 37 RBI, .271 BA

1994 Stadium Club - Golden Rainbow #166 Jacob Brumfield Front

Played for the Reds, Pirates, Blue Jays, Dodgers, then Blue Jays again.
Also suited up for the Cubs, Royals, Marlins, and White Sox minor leagues.
Hit .311 for the Reds during the 1994 season.

1994 Pacific Crown Collection #143 Jacob Brumfield Front

Number of cards: 87
Number of cards as a Red: 25
Number of cards in my collection: 19 (76%)


1992 Donruss Rookies #19 Jacob Brumfield Front
Go Reds.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Vote in The Oddball World Cup Elite Eight

Holy crap. It's almost over. I'm a little sad. But also pumped up to see who wins. Brackets are here. It appears y'all are a fan of Squirt soda and Hills department stores. Good to know.

Voting closes Monday. Disclaimer: Blogger's stupid poll widget isn't working (and hasn't been for a couple days) so I'm forced to use some third-party gadget thing. It seems terrible, but such is life. Hopefully, we only have to use it this once. Go Reds.

E8 Match 1: 1989 Hills Danny Jackson vs. 1990 Ames Eric Davis

E8 Match 2: 1990 Hills Eric Davis vs. 1982 Squirt Dave Concepcion

E8 Match 3: 1981 Drake's George Foster vs. 1981 Squirt George Foster

E8 Match 4: 1993 Duracell Barry Larkin vs. 1982 TCMA Ted Kluszewski
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p.s. Carolina 27, Denver 20

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Completely Red: 2003 Stadium Club, 1997 Collector's Choice, 2002 Fleer Authentix, 1986 Fleer Future Hall of Famers

2003 Stadium Club

125 card set, 3 Reds (2.4%)

Checklist:

28 Austin Kearns
91 Ken Griffey Jr.
95 Adam Dunn

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1997 Collector's Choice

506 card set, 17 Reds (3.4%)
Checklist:

78 Reggie Sanders
79 Jeff Brantley
80 Barry Larkin
81 Kevin Jarvis
82 John Smiley
83 Pete Schourek
84 Thomas Howard
85 Lee Smith
301 Eddie Taubensee
302 Bret Boone
303 Willie Greene
304 Dave Burba
305 Deion Sanders
306 Reggie Sanders
307 Hal Morris
308 Pokey Reese
467 Aaron Boone
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2002 Fleer Authentix


150 card set, 8 Reds (5.3%)
Checklist:

6 Ken Griffey Jr.
9 Adam Dunn
32 Barry Larkin
66 Sean Casey
108 Todd Walker
138 David Espinosa FS
147 Dane Sardinha FS
150 Austin Kearns FS
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1986 Fleer Future Hall of Famers

6 card set, 1 Red (16.7%)
Checklist:

1 Pete Rose
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Go Reds.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Vote in The Oddball World Cup Sweet Sixteen

Truckin' along. 96 turned into 32 turned into 16. It's crunch time. Check here for the brackets.

Voting closes Friday. Go Reds.

S16 Match 1: 1993 Commanders of the Hill Jose Rijo vs. 1989 Hills Danny Jackson

S16 Match 2: 1990 Ames Eric Davis vs. 1994 Tombstone Barry Larkin

S16 Match 3: 1990 Hills Eric Davis vs. 1990 Kay-Bee Ken Griffey

S16 Match 4: 1982 Squirt Dave Concepcion vs. 1989 Toys R Us Chris Sabo

S16 Match 5: 1989 Bazooka Chris Sabo vs. 1981 Drake's George Foster

S16 Match 6: 1991 Woolworth Barry Larkin vs. 1981 Squirt George Foster

S16 Match 7: 1989 Ames Eric Davis vs. 1993 Duracell Barry Larkin

S16 Match 8: 1982 TCMA Ted Kluszewski vs. 1991 Mootown Snackers

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

1957 Topps #35 Frank Robinson RC

I treated myself. This is now among my favorites in the ol' collection. There is nothing my smart ass can add. Simply behold.


Go Reds.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Vote in The Oddball World Cup Brackets - Last Half of the Opening Round

There have been 248 match-ups. There are 23 remaining. My goodness.

Check here for the results of the first half of Round 1 of the finals bracket. Here be the matches for the second half.

Voting closes Wednesday. Go Reds.

Finals Match 9: 1989 Bazooka Chris Sabo vs. 1987 Ralston Purina Dave Parker

Finals Match 10: 1987 Kraft Eric Davis vs. 1981 Drake's George Foster

Finals Match 11: 1991 Woolworth Barry Larkin vs. 1989 Topps Senior League George Foster

Finals Match 12: 1988 Topps Starting Lineup Eric Davis vs. 1981 Squirt George Foster

Finals Match 13: 1989 Ames Eric Davis vs. 1991 Bazooka Hal Morris

Finals Match 14: 1987 Toys 'R Us Kal Daniels vs. 1993 Duracell Barry Larkin

Finals Match 15: 1988 Rite Aid Eric Davis vs. 1982 TCMA Ted Kluszewski

Finals Match 16: 1992 Kellogg's Tony Perez vs. 1991 Mootown Snackers Chris Sabo