Goodness me. I found two eBay dealers with piles of autos and combined shipping. Together they had 19 Reds for which I did not have an IP autograph. Pounce swiftly, I did.
While not as satisfying as getting the autos myself via TTM, there are a few here that I don't have updated info on, or don't sign a lot anymore, or have a low success rate, or only sign at events, or whatever. And considering I paid a total of $24.56 for these 19 autos that would've cost $18.62 anyway in TTM postage (1 stamp to mail it and 1 stamp on the return envelope), I'm perfectly ok with everything.
There's so much goodness here, it deserves two posts. Roll em.
Starting off with my favorite of the bunch. Reds Hall of Famer, 1990 World Series MVP, and all-around baseball card hero Jose Rijo. Sweet card, too.
Chris Valika played 33 games for the Reds in 2010 and 2011. He's currently with the Cubs' AAA team
Scott Scudder pitched in 71 of his career 96 games with the Reds from 1989 to 1991, including 41 starts.
Jacon Moran never made a major league roster, but spent 3 years in the Reds farm system and earned a Bowman card in 2005.
William Bergolla accrued 38 major league plate appearances, all with the Reds in 2005.
Marcus McBeth's big league career also took place during only one season with the Reds, pitching 19.2 innings for Cincinnati in 2007.
Eric Owens played for 9 years in the bigs, the first 3 of which were with the Reds from 1995 to 1997.
Brandon Roberts was drafted by the Reds in 2005 and spent the first year and a half of his 8 year minor league career in Cincy. Never quite making the bigs, getting as high as AAA ball with the Twins.
I could've sworn Bubba Nelson played at least a little bit in the majors, but apparently not. 2000-2009 spent in the minors, with a 2 season stint in the Reds' farm 2004-2005.
And we'll close out the day with the Reds' all-time saves leader Danny graves. Nine of his eleven major league years were spent at least in part in Cincy where he racked up 182 saves. Nice.
Part 2 tomorrow. Go Reds.