Sunday, October 26, 2014

Completely Red: 1987 Topps/Topps Traded

The rare example of a set I did not like as a kid, but like now. I think I didn't like it because I had too many. And inexplicable, at that. I didn't even start collecting until 1991, and this set just had too many people that weren't around anymore by the time I was heavy into collecting. I don't even know how I acquired so many. Flea markets, I suppose. Or possibly this was the era when cards just materialized in all of our homes.

As far as the design... it smells of rich mahogany (MOVIE REFERENCE). Love the wood grain. Didn't love it as a kid. Love it now. Bring it back, Topps. You could still have parallels. Cherry, cedar, oak. Particle board. We'll still buy it. We promise.

Oh. And there's a Barry Larkin rookie card, or something.


Cards -  35

RC's - 3 (Carl Willis, Scott Terry, Barry Larkin)

All Stars - 11 (Bo Diaz, Tom Browning, Pete Rose, John Franco, Eric Davis, Mario Soto, Buddy Bell, Dave Parker, Kurt Stillwell, Barry Larkin, Dave Concepcion)

Hall of Famers - 1 (Barry Larkin)

Reds Hall of Famers - 7 (Dave Concepcion, Mario Soto, Eric Davis, Tom Browning, Barry Larkin, Dave Parker, Ron Oester)

Three and a Half Inches of Wood? - You know it, babe


13 Nick Esasky
41 Bo Diaz
65 Tom Browning
82 Rob Murphy
101 Carl Willis
119 Ron Robinson
146 Tracy Jones
172 Ron Oester
200 Pete Rose
226 Max Venable
253 Eddie Milner
281 Reds TL/Rose
305 John Franco
332 Joe Price
358 Sal Butera
393 Pete Rose MG/TC
412 Eric Davis
437 Ted Power
453 Scott Terry
466 Kal Daniels
489 Bill Gullickson
517 Mario Soto
545 Buddy Bell
569 Wade Rowdon
592 Chris Welsh
600 Dave Parker AS
623 Kurt Stillwell
644 John Denny
648 Barry Larkin
691 Dave Parker
731 Dave Concepcion

34T Terry Francona
48T Guy Hoffman
93T Pat Pacillo
128T Frank Williams

Go Reds.

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