Sunday, March 9, 2014

Completely Red: 1977 Topps

Coming off one of the greatest years of baseball for any team, the 1977 Topps set is jam-packed with all-time Reds goodness. In 1976, The Big Red Machine sent 7 players, including 5 starters, to the All Star Game (which was coached by Sparky Anderson), went 102-60 (1st Place in the NL West), swept the Phillies for the NL Pennant, then swept the Yankees to win their second consecutive World Series. Decent.

The Reds would get 32 cards in the set, including two leaders cards and four playoff cards, including a suh-weet Pete Rose NL Championship card.


Cards - 32

RC's - 3 (Manny Sarmiento, Joe Henderson, Joel Youngblood)

All Stars - 10 (George Foster x2, Johnny Bench, Pat Zachry, Joe Morgan, Gary Nolan, Ken Griffey, Pete Rose, Jack Billingham, Joel Youngblood, Dave Concepcion, Tony Perez)

Hall of Famers - 4 (Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Sparky Anderson, Tony Perez)

Reds Hall of Famers - 12 (Gary Nolan, Jack Billingham, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Sparky Anderson, Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Cesar Geronimo, Pedro Borbon, Dan Driessen)

George Foster's Awesome Sideburns - Check

Photo Right Up in Johnny Bench's Grill - Double Check


 3 RBI Leaders - George Foster Reds / Lee May Orioles
 8 Leading Fireman - Bill Campbell Twins / Rawly Eastwick Reds 
 23 Dan Driessen 
 45 Rawly Eastwick 
 70 Johnny Bench 
 86 Pat Zachry 
 100 Joe Morgan 
 121 Gary Nolan 
 139 Fred Norman 
 160 Will McEnaney 
 186 Doug Flynn 
 203 Ed Armbrister 
 221 Bob Bailey 
 239 Bill Plummer 
 277 N.L. Championship - Pete Rose
  287 Cincinnati Reds CL / Sparky Anderson 
 320 Ken Griffey 
 347 George Foster 
 411 1976 World Series  Joe Morgan / Johnny Bench
 412 1976 World Series - Johnny Bench
 413 World Series - Cincy wins 2nd Straight Series
 450 Pete Rose 
 475 RC Pitchers 
 487 RC Pitchers
 512 Jack Billingham 
 535 Cesar Geronimo 
 548 Joel Youngblood 
 560 Dave Concepcion 
 581 Pedro Borbon 
 601 Mike Lum 
 636 Santo Alcala 
 655 Tony Perez 


  1. Looks like you might need an upgrade on that Driessen. Let me see what I got

    1. Right on. It doesn't bother me too much. All it means is I probably got it for a dime somewhere, which is a victory in my book.

    2. Have plenty in my collection that look just like that