Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hey, Everybody! Look At What I'd Rather Have Than Money! (Part 2/2)

Part 1 be here.
More COMC goodness. Roll 'em.

What? Boring old Topps base set? I mean, the Don Gullett is an RC, but come on. How do you not already have these, Red Cardboard?

More? I mean, the '65 is nice. And ain't nuthin' wrong with some Big Red Machine. But again, you must already have these, big fella.

Ah! There it is. Good ol' O-Pee-Chee up in your grill. Even a 1965 OPC, their first year changing the byline on the Topps cards. It was fun hunting down all the vintage Topps Reds the past couple years, but I'm basically down to short prints and super-expensive cards ('57 Frank Robinson RC, anyone?). The OPC sets have rekindled my vintage cockles.

2014 Bowman Chrome Prospects Auto David Holmberg. Career: 1 start for Arizona last year. 2 less-than-stellar starts for Cincy this year. A nice card, though. (Note to self: clean scanner).

2013 Bowman Sterling Prospects Auto Kevin Franklin. 2013 spent with the Reds Arizona Rookie League team. 2014 spent with the Billings Mustangs (still Rookie League). It'll be a while before we see if Franklin is anything.

2010 Bowman Sterling Future Stars Auto Yasmani Grandal. Joined the Reds organization in 2010 and made it to AAA by 2011. He was then part of the deal that got Mat Latos over from the Padres. He's currently in his third major league season for the them.

2013 Bowman Sterling Prospects Auto Michael Lorenzen. Lorenzen was a 2013 lst round pick by the Reds. He's been blasting through our system, making the AA Pensacola roster his first year and dropping his ERA this year over a point with them. He'll be a big leaguer very soon.

Go Reds.


  1. Great finds. I've been adding to my o pee chee collection as well.

  2. Oh, the spectacular warm-up jackets on those '72 OPCs.