Wednesday, June 3, 2015

COMC Goodness - Part 2/3

Link to Part 1
Autos and a relic. Hit it.

2013 Panini Prizm Autographs Henry Rodriguez. Henry Rodriguez is the third Henry Rodriguez to suit up for a major league team since 2002. This Henry Rodriguez played in 21 games for the Reds in 2012/2013, but we released him in 2015. He's now with the Red Sox, though he's currently playing in Mexico.

2014 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographs Jonathan Reynoso. Reynoso started playing in our rookie league at 17. Now 22, he's playing with our single-A Dayton Dragons.

2014 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographs Juan Silva. Silva has been with the Reds since 2009, working his way up to AA Pensacola this year.

2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition Franchise Futures Signatures Junior Arias. There were two players with this name in the Reds' farm at the same time; a pitcher and a fielder. The fielder is in his seventh minor league season, currently with the A+ Daytona Tortugas.

2001 Royal Rookies Futures Autographs Aaron Sledd. Sledd began in independent leagues in 1998. Then went straight to the Reds AAA team in 2000. Then went Reds' A, Reds' A+, Cubs' A+ in 2001. Then back to an independent league in 2002 and that was it. Weird.

2008 Upper Deck X UDX Signatures Jeff Keppinger. Kepp had a nice 9 year career with 7 teams, including the Reds in 2007-2008 batting .289 with a league-best 4.8% strikeout percentage in 188 games. I had not noticed the signature was smudged/fading, however. Ah well.

2015 Donruss Diamond King Jersey Kings Billy Hamilton. A Billy Hamilton relic cost me a buck and a quarter. There was a time when Billy was as hot as buttered grits and something like this would have been ten bucks easy. I officially declare the Hamilton hot streak over. He was looking to be the new Griffey in that he was the only card missing from a bunch of team sets since I'm too cheap to fork over the dough.

Big pile of cards for tomorrow, kiddies. Go Reds.

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