Sunday, December 7, 2014

Red Friday - Part 1

So you all know the drill by now re: COMC Black Friday. I am no different. Cards were purchased. Sets were completed. Here we go.

Seven autos were acquired. There's a good chance you've heard of none of them. Fine by me. People you've heard of are too expensive.

1997 Best Autographs Tim Belk. Seven game career, all in 1996 with the Reds.

2000 Team Best Rookies Authentic Autographs Ty Howington. Five-season minor league career, all with the Reds organization.

2013 Bowman Prospect Autographs Jeff Gelalich. Drafted by Cincy in 2012. Spent 2014 with our A+ affiliate.

2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Franchise Futures Autographs #'d/820 Cole Green. Drafted in 2011 by the Reds. Spent two years in the farm system and is currently playing in an independent league.

2011 Playoff Contenders Draft Ticket Signatures James Allen. Drafted by the Reds in 2011. Spent 2014 with our A+ affiliate.

2008 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs Alex Buchholz. Drafted by the Reds in 2008. Stayed in our farm system through 2011. Played 2014 for the Rangers' AAA affiliate.

2011 Leaf Valiant Autographs Juan Duran. Signed by the Reds in 2008 out of the Dominican Republic. Spent 2014 with our AA affiliate.

Part 2 tomorrow, kiddies. Go Reds.


  1. It's a shame that Ty Howington and Ty Wigginton never got to play together...

    1. There even coulda been a special card, 1980's Fleer-style, featuring the Tytons.

  2. COMC Black Friday is team collector heaven. I didn't find as many good deals as past years, but still found about 150 new cards. I love the Valiant autos.

    1. Yeah, they advertised it better this year, I think, and everyone swooped in at 3am eastern to snag a lot I'm sure. I got around to it about 10am, so who knows how much got picked up. And yeah, that Duan Valiant looks great in hand.