Monday, February 9, 2015

Completely Red: 2009 Topps 206

I enjoy this set. I'm probably in the minority, but that just means I picked these up for mere pennies. Topps wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the original T206 set, and this is pretty much all they could do with it. I think the original design fits nicely on those old cards because it gives the cards a ghost-like feel, which works very well, considering they are from over a century ago. The design will not translate to modern players, who we can see 24/7 on all of our computin' devices. But it remains a nice homage, so I stand by my fandom.

And of course, Topps had to throw in 50 variations in addition to the 300 base cards, which is way too many. Fortunately, though, no Reds variations. Woot.


Cards - 10

RC's - 0

All Stars - 7 (Joey Votto, Francisco Cordero, Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce, Scott Rolen)

Future Reds Hall of Fame Hopefuls - (Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Johnny Cueto, Jay Bruce)

Taking BP on the Grass - Chris Dickerson

Taking Hits of the Grass - Jonny Gomes


  14 Scott Rolen 
  16 Jonny Gomes 
  33 Jay Bruce 
  63 Bronson Arroyo 
  110 Chris Dickerson 
  157 Brandon Phillips 
  204 Johnny Cueto 
  221 Joey Votto 
  251 Francisco Cordero 
  297 Micah Owings 

Go Reds,

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