Sunday, January 19, 2014

Completely Red - 1989 Upper Deck

Ah, good ol' '89 Upper Deck. Pretty much smacked Topps, Fleer, and Donruss right in their stupid faces with this release. Super glossy, clear photography, solid card stock, cool design. It would be 3-4 years before those other three brands would gloss it up. The commons from this junk era set are still booking at a quarter, which is quite amazing, especially considering that a pile of '89 Donruss commons actually have negative value (when you consider the drops of gasoline used to transport them every time you move).

The Reds grace 33 of the 800 cards in the set, including 6 rookies and Dave Concepcion's final release from his playing days. Not bad. I particularly enjoy the Danny Jackson and the RC of my boy Chris Sabo.


Cards - 33

RC's - 6 (Van Snider, Chris Sabo, Jack Armstrong, Rob Dibble, Lenny Harris, Norm Charlton)

All Stars - 13 (Bo Diaz, Chris Sabo x2, Dave Concepcion, Jack Armstrong, Barry Larkin, Leon Durham, Rob Dibble, John Franco, Eric Davis x2, Paul O'Neil, Tom Browning, Danny Jackson, Norm Charlton)

Hall of Famers - 1 (Barry Larkin)

Reds Hall of Famers - 6 (Dave Concepcion, Eric Davis x2, Jose Rijo, Tom Browning, Barry Larkin, Chris Sabo x2)

Spectacles - 4 pair

Bubble Gum Bubbles - 1


23 Van Snider RC
29 Randy St.Claire
160 Kal Daniels
169 Bo Diaz
180 Chris Sabo RC
187 Ron Robinson
196 Dave Concepcion
257 Jack Armstrong RC
270 Barry Larkin
276 Jeff Reed
287 Ron Oester
299 Nick Esasky
351 Dave Collins
354 Leon Durham
372 Rob Murphy
375 Rob Dibble RC
393 Jeff Treadway
407 John Franco
410 Eric Davis
428 Paul O'Neill
446 Lloyd McClendon
449 Frank Williams
617 Tom Browning
619 Jose Rijo
636 Herm Winningham
638 Tim Birtsas
640 Danny Jackson
663 Chris Sabo NL ROY
688 Eric Davis TC
760 Rick Mahler
781 Lenny Harris RC
783 Norm Charlton RC
785 Todd Benzinger

Go Reds. 

1 comment:

  1. I remember picking this set up the very first day it was available. Lots of hype leading up to the release it didn't disappoint .