Friday, May 6, 2016

My Collection Is Huge, So I Added To It - Part 3: Gold

I don't like that I want all Topps Gold flagship Reds. I don't like it because I will never have them all. I'll be happy to finish any given year, though. Here be the latest piles attempting such.









Go Reds.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

My Collection Is Huge, So I Added To It - Part 2: Autos

Keep on keepin' on. Here's a bunch of people you've never heard of.

Beau Amaral. Drafted by the Reds in 2012. Currently hitting .292 with our AA team.

Kyle Waldrop. Drafted by the Reds in 2015. Made his major league debut last year (1 AB).

Tanner Rainey Drafted by the Reds in 2015. Currently 0-3 in Single-A.

Phil Dumatrait. Debuted in the majors with the Reds in 2007 (18 IP) before moving on to the Pirates and Twins.

Luis Pineda. Debuted in the majors in 2001 with Detroit, then finished his career in 2002 with Cincy (32 IP).

Ben Lively. Drafted by the Reds in 2013. Spent 2 years in our farm before signing a minor league deal with the Phillies.

Humberto Valor. Signed out of Venezuela in 2010. Spent 5 years in our farm, making it to AA Pensacloa. Currently OOB.

John Riedling. Drafted by the Reds in 1994 and debuted in the majors in 2000. Spent 5 years with the Reds (274 IP, 13 wins) and one year with the Marlins.

Go Reds.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Collection Is Huge, So I Added To It - Part 1: Vintage

Yep. That seems to be the pattern. "Man, I have a lot of cards. I should buy more." I don't even need to tell you where these came from either. ROLL 'EM.

1977 Fritsch One Year Winners Joe Brovia. 21 games, 18 at bats, 2 hits in one season. My first card of Brovia, as only 5 exist.

1975 Hostes Tony Perez. Not mangled.

1970-something Burger Chef Discs Gary Nolan. Bought due to the gorilla. No regrets.

1963 Jello Vada Pinson. Miscut kinda badly.

1956 Topps Rudy Minarcin White Back. I had the gray back, Now I have both. Boom.

1960 Fleer Lloyd Waner. Only played in Cincy for one of his 18 seasons. Fleer chose to show him as a Red because Fleer is rather rebelious.

1970 MLB Photostamps Alex Johnson, Bobby Tolan. I had one from this set. It inspired me to buy more. It was lonely.

1962 Topps Green Tint Johnny Klippstein. That's four of six Reds green tints.

How about an O-Pee-Chee closer? Second-year Perez is a big get. Any Pete Rose is a huge get. Also, those 1970's are totally different cards. I swear.

Go Reds.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Completely Red: 1988 Fleer Star Stickers, 1988 Fleer Star Stickers Wax Box Cards, 1995 Collector's Choice SE, 2010 Topps Turkey Red

1988 Fleer Star Stickers

132 card set, 3 Reds

Checklist:

82 Kal Daniels
83 Eric Davis
84 John Franco
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1988 Fleer Star Stickers Wax Box Cards

8 card set, 1 Red

Checklist:

1 Mark McGwire/Eric Davis
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1995 Collector's Choice SE

530 card set, 17 Reds

Checklist:

43 C.J.Nitkowski
422 Jeff Brantley
423 Pete Schourek
424 Hal Morris
425 Deion Sanders
426 Brian R. Hunter
427 Bret Boone
428 Willie Greene
429 Ron Gant
430 Barry Larkin
431 Reggie Sanders
432 Eddie Taubensee
433 Jack Morris
434 Jose Rijo
435 Johnny Ruffin
436 John Smiley
437 John Roper
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2010 Topps Turkey Red

150 card set, 5 Reds

Checklist:

 TR21 Johnny Bench
 TR58 Joey Votto
 TR82 Joe Morgan
 TR109 Brandon Phillips
 TR147 Frank Robinson
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Go Reds.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Yet More Cards with Autographs on Them, Because That's the Kind of Thing We Like, Isn't It?

Devin Mesoraco. Our current catcher and giver of Mesorections to fans city-wide (shoutout to r/Reds).

Bill Doran. Member of the wire-to-wire 1990 World Series champs.

Ross Grimsley. Double-digit wins in all three Cincy seasons.

Jacob Cruz. Closed his career with 300 plate appearances with Cincy in '04-'05.

Played in all or part of 8 seasons in Cincy, amassing 1,469 plate appearances for the club.

Go Reds.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Completely Red: 1988 Score Young Superstars, 1990 Fleer/Fleer Update, 1998 Bowman, 2012 Allen & Ginter

1988 Score Young Superstars I & II

80 card set, 5 Reds

Checklist:

  38 Tracy Jones (1)
  39 Kal Daniels  (1)
  10 Eric Davis (2)
  26 Jeff Treadway (2) 
  34 Barry Larkin  (2)
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1990 Fleer/Fleer Update

792 card set, 31 Reds


Checklist:

 412 Jack Armstrong
 413 Todd Benzinger 
 414 Tim Birtsas 
 415 Tom Browning 
 416 Norm Charlton 
 417 Eric Davis 
 418 Rob Dibble 
 419 John Franco 
 420 Ken Griffey Sr. 
 421 Chris Hammond
 422 Danny Jackson 
 423 Barry Larkin 
 424 Tim Leary 
 425 Rick Mahler 
 426 Joe Oliver 
 427 Paul O'Neill 
 428 Luis Quinones
 429 Jeff Reed 
 430 Jose Rijo 
 431 Ron Robinson 
 432 Rolando Roomes
 433 Chris Sabo 
 434 Scott Scudder 
 435 Herm Winningham 
 645 Mike Roesler and Derrick May
 658 CL: Dodgers/Reds Yankees/Pirates
U11 Glenn Braggs
U12 Mariano Duncan
U13 Billy Hatcher
U14 Tim Layana
U15 Hal Morris 
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1998 Bowman

441 card set, 11 Reds

Checklist:

11 Brett Tomko
63 Barry Larkin
187 Aaron Boone
271 Eddie Taubensee
309 Jason LaRue
371 Scott Williamson
378 Jason Williams
398 Damian Jackson
408 Dewayne Wise
413 Justin Towle
441 Darron Ingram
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2012 Allen & Ginter

350 card set, 11 Reds

Checklist:

 6 Johnny Bench
 13 Drew Stubbs
 64 Mat Latos
 70 Aroldis Chapman
 74 Johnny Cueto
 159 Devin Mesoraco RC
 173 Jay Bruce
 206 Joey Votto
 236 Scott Rolen
 289 Brandon Phillips
 325 Frank Robinson SP
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Go Reds

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Completely Red: 1990 Fleer League Standouts, 1995 Select Certified, 1987 Fleer Mini, 2011 Allen & Ginter

1990 Fleer League Standouts

6 card set, 1 Red
Checklist:

 1 Barry Larkin 
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1996 Select Certified

144 card set, 6 Reds

Checklist:

24 Reggie Sanders
41 Barry Larkin
60 Mike Kelly
89 Hal Morris
106 Steve Gibralter
119 Eric Owens
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1987 Fleer Mini

120 Card Set, 5 Reds

Checklist:

 26 Eric Davis 
 32 Bo Diaz 
 49 Bill Gullickson 
 80 Dave Parker 
 93 Ron Robinson 
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2011 Allen & Ginter

350 card set, 10 Reds

Checklist:

 5 Aroldis Chapman RC
 29 Johnny Cueto
 46 Edinson Volquez
 52 Francisco Cordero
 80 Joey Votto
 81 Yonder Alonso RC
 82 Scott Rolen
 114 Brandon Phillips
 197 Jay Bruce
 343 Drew Stubbs SP
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Go Reds