Monday, April 14, 2014

Completely Red: 2008 Allen & Ginter

Why? Because I like em. I'm glad this brand exists. All the white space works. Also awesome is that it's a 9-card team set. Perfect for the ol' binders. It's very fortunate that no Reds fell into the short print section, so this was a smooth set to nab, even with the three excellent rookies (Votto, Cueto, Bruce) and the last Griffey card in a Reds uni. The only thing sullying the page is the one horizontal card. I like it on its own, but I wish all nine were oriented the same way. I know. Tough life, right?

STATS:

Cards - 9

RC's - 3 - (Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, Jay Bruce)

All Stars - 7 (Adam Dunn, Joey Votto, Francisco Cordero, Edwin Encarnacion, Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips, Ken Griffey Jr.)

Reds Hall of Famers - 1 (Ken Griffey Jr.)

Pastel Fart Clouds - 9


Checklist:

61 Adam Dunn
129 Joey Votto
191 Francisco Cordero
193 Edwin Encarnacion
215 Aaron Harang
224 Johnny Cueto
273 Jay Bruce
285 Brandon Phillips
290 Ken Griffey Jr.

Go Reds.

2 comments:

  1. I realize some folks don't like these issues, but I have to agree with you -- I like 'em.

    Great selection of players to make-up the Reds team in this issue, too!

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    1. Definitely. You'd be hard pressed to find a better trio of rookies for a team in the same year.

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