Monday, June 20, 2016

1909-11 T206 Harry Gaspar

My 10th Red from the set. 13 to go. Giggity.

As for the player, Harry Gaspar (yeah, it's misspelled on the card) went 46-48 in his four big league seasons, all with Cincy, with a nice 2.69 lifetime ERA.

Go Reds.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Completely Red: 1984 Milton Bradley, 1989 J.J. Nissen, 1991 Jimmy Dean, 1994 Upper Deck

1984 Milton Bradley

30 card set, 1 Red

Checklist:

NNO Dave Concepcion
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1989 J.J. Nissen

20 card set, 1 Red

Checklist:

7 Eric Davis
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1991 Jimmy Dean

25 card set, 1 Red

Checklist:

10 Barry Larkin
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1994 Upper Deck

550 card set, 21 Reds


Checklist:

58 Kevin Mitchell
68 John Roper
134 Joe Oliver
143 Jose Rijo
168 Tim Costo
170 Johnny Ruffin
217 Brian Koelling
222 Reggie Sanders
230 Willie Greene
269 Barry Larkin
308 Rob Dibble
327 John Smiley
385 Barry Larkin
387 Roberto Kelly
437 Tony Fernandez
448 Bret Boone
481 Tim Pugh
494 Hal Morris
508 Erik Hanson
511 Hector Carrasco
544 Pokey Reese
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Go Reds.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Completely Red: 1960 Fleer, 1975 Greyhound, 1976 Greyhound, 1983 Perma-Graphics All-Stars

1960 Fleer Baseball Greats

79 card set, 2 Reds

Checklist:
43 Paul Derringer
78 Lloyd Waner
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1975 Greyhound Heroes of the Base Paths

6 card set, 1 Red

Checklist:

4 Joe Morgan
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1976 Greyhound Heroes of the Base Paths

6 card set, 1 Red

Checklist:

4 Joe Morgan
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1983 Perma-Graphics All-Stars

18 card set, 1 Red

Checklist:

18 Mario Soto
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Go Reds.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Some Fresh Autos - Ron Oester, Chris Welsh, Miguel Cairo

These people wrote their names on small pictures of themselves and now I have those small pictures.

Ron Oester played all 13 big-league seasons in the infield for the Reds. He played in over 1200 games for Cincy, pinch hit in the 1990 World Series win, and was elected to the Reds Hall of Fame in 2014. Signed is a 1981 Topps #21.

Chris Welsh pitched for the Padres, Expos, and Rangers, before closing his career with a 24-start season for the Reds in 1986. Signed is a 1987 Topps #592.

Miguel Cairo had a 17-year major league career that went through Blue Jays, Cubs, Rays, Cubs again, Cardinals, Yankees, Mets, Yankees again, Cardinals again, Mariners, and Phillies, before a 3 year stint in Cincy to finish his career. Signed is a 2012 Topps #268.

Go Reds.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hot Dogs, Gum, Cereal, and Milk Duds

Apparently, without unhealthy food, our card collections wouldn't be very good.

1964 Kahn's Wieners Tommy Harper. Probably the best color I've seen on any 60's set. I need more than the two from this set that I have.

1953 Bowman Black and White Rocky Bridges. Less colorful than the Harper, but sweet nonetheless.

1971 Kellogg's Pete Rose. Somehow, this is my first from the '71 Kellogg's set. Roses are usually the last cards I acquire for vintage sets.

1971 Milk Duds Bobby Tolan. I had never seen this set before. It's not terribly exciting, but I love it anyway. These constituted one full side of a Milk Duds box, so the box edges made them easy to remove. Also, Milk Duds are very tasty.

Go Reds.

Friday, June 10, 2016

30 Parallels

What's to say? These cards are like base cards, except shiny, or icy, or blue, or some combination of shiny, icy, and blue. But I like them. Because I didn't have them. The hunt is real.









Go Reds.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Completely Red: 1987 Fleer Award Winners, 1995 Topps/Topps Traded, 2009 UD Sweet Spot, 2009 UD Spectrum

1987 Fleer Award Winners

44 card set, 3 Reds


Checklist:

11 Eric Davis
18 Bill Gullickson
27 Dave Parker
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1995 Topps/Topps Traded

825 card set, 31 Reds


Checklist:

27  Hal Morris
56  John Smiley
79 Gene Schall – Scott Talanoa – Harold Williams – Ray Brown
84  C.J. Nitkowski
113  Bret Boone
141  Chuck McElroy
171  Calvin Reese
198  Jeff Branson
236  Jeff Brantley
270  Johnny Ruffin
293  Eddie Taubensee
316 Terrell Wade – Juan Acevedo – Matt Arrandale – Eddie Priest
322  Erik Hanson
350  Barry Larkin
381  Thomas Howard
385  Bret Boone Reds – Carlos Baerga Indians AS
401  Lenny Harris
411  Reggie Sanders
447  Hector Carrasco
467  Willie Greene
484  Pete Schourek
508  Deion Sanders
529  Jose Rijo
568  Kevin Mitchell
581 David Bell – Joel Chimelis – Lino Diaz – Aaron Boone
604  John Roper
627  Ron Gant
647  T Belk - P Watkins
34T Benny Santiago 
93T Kevin Jarvis 
120T Tim Pugh 
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2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot

100 card set, 3 Reds


Checklist:

  47 Jay Bruce 
  54 Joey Votto 
  57 Johnny Cueto 
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2009 Upper Deck Spectrum

100 card set, 5 Reds


Checklist:

    5 Adam Dunn 
    25 Ken Griffey Jr. 
  26 Jay Bruce 
  27 Edinson Volquez 
  28 Brandon Phillips 
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Go Reds.