Sunday, January 31, 2016

Completely Red: 1994 Flair, 1991 Fleer Pro-Vision, 2010 Topps Legendary Lineage, 2000 Stadium Club

1994 Flair

450 card set, 15 Reds (3.3% share)


143 Bret Boone
144 Tom Browning
145 Hector Carrasco
146 Barry Larkin
147 Hal Morris
148 Jose Rijo
149 Reggie Sanders
150 John Smiley
365 Jeff Brantley
366 Tony Fernandez
367 Chuck McElroy
368 Kevin Mitchell
369 John Roper
370 Johnny Ruffin
371 Deion Sanders

1991 Fleer Pro-Vision

16 card set, 1 Red (6.25% share)

10 Eric Davis

2010 Topps Legendary Lineage

75 card set, 6 Reds (8.0% share)

 LL10 Johnny Bench & Ivan Rodriguez 
 LL22 Frank Robinson & Vladimir Guerrero 
 LL47 Frank Robinson & Ryan Braun 
 LL69 Tom Seaver & Mike Leake
 LL74 Johnny Bench & Buster Posey 
 LL31 Joe Mauer & Johnny Bench 
2000 Stadium Club

200 card set, 6 Reds (3.0% share)


11 Sean Casey
30 Barry Larkin
92 Pokey Reese
113 Scott Williamson
161 Mike Cameron
182 Greg Vaughn

Go Reds.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Vote (finally) in The Oddball World Cup Brackets

About freaking time, Red Cardboard, geez. This long-ass tourney needs to get done. Well fine. After 40 years of the Group Stage, the best and brightest have found themselves in the brackets. 32 cards, single elimination. Here's the first half of Round 1. Voting closes Monday. Let's roll em.

Brackets Match 1: 1993 Commanders of the Hill Jose Rijo vs. 1991 Post Chris Sabo

Brackets Match 2: 1989 Cap'n Crunch Eric Davis vs. 1989 Hills Danny Jackson

Brackets Match 3: 1991 Jimmy Dean Barry Larkin vs. 1990 Ames Eric Davis

Brackets Match 4: 1994 Tombstone Barry Larkin vs. 1995 Kraft Barry Larkin

Brackets Match 5: 1990 Hills Eric Davis vs. 1982 Reds Yearbook Tom Seaver

Brackets Match 6: 1990 Kay-Bee Ken Griffey vs. 1985 Drake's Dave Parker

Brackets Match 7: 1982 Squirt Dave Concepcion vs. 1991 Conlon Eppa Rixey

Brackets Match 8: 1993 Milk Bone Barry Larkin vs. 1989 Toys 'R Us Chris Sabo

Go Reds.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Too Odd for Their Own Good (Oddball World Cup Update)

After long, long,..., LONG await, we've finished the Group Stage of The Oddball World Cup. The Cameroons and Serbias of the oddballs have given way to the Germanys and Brazils. Here's the brackets. Top two from each group moved on. These brackets will be quick work for us. Good job by you.

Moving on from Groups O/P are 1993 Milk Bone Barry Larkin, 1992 Kellogg's Tony Perez, 1991 Mootown Snackers Chris Sabo, and 1989 Toys 'R Us Chris Sabo.

Now, let us mourn the 'Too Odd for Their Own Good' All Stars. These winless entrants barely put up a fight. Piled together, we can see why. Yeesh.


Go Reds.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Opening Day Binder - Part 4

Five more pages from the binder. Shibby.

April 6, 1987, Riverfront Stadium: Reds 11, Expos 6. Home runs from Eric Davis, Terry Francona, and Barry Larkin. W - Bill Landrum, L - Floyd Youmans. Also appearing: Bill Landrum, Frank Williams, Ron Robinson, John Franco, Leo Garcia, Lloyd McClendon, Paul O'Neill.

April 6, 1992, Riverfront Stadium: Padres 4, Reds 3. Complete game with 7 K's for Jose Rijo. W - Jose Melendez, L - Jose Rijo. Also appearing: Jacob Brumfield, Jeff Reed.

April 2, 1996, Riverfront Stadium: Reds 4, Expos 1. Chris Sabo with 3 RBI. Pete Schourek with 1 ER in 5 innings. W - Pete Schourek, L - Jeff Fassero, S - Marcus Moore. Also appearing: Tim Pugh, Marcus Moore, Jeff Branson, Vince Coleman, Lenny Harris.

March 31, 2003, Great American Ball Park: Pirates 10, Reds 1. RBI from Austin Kearns. W - Kris Benson, L - Jimmy Haynes. Also appearing: Felix Heredia, Scott Sullivan, John Riedling, Gabe White, Scott Williamson, Reggie Taylor, Wily Mo Pena.

March 31, 2008, Great American Ball Park: Diamondbacks 4, Reds 2. RBI from Phillips and Dunn. 2 ER over 6 innings from Harang. W - Brandon Webb, L - Aaron Harang. Also appearing: Jared Burton, David Weathers, Francisco Cordero.

Go Reds.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Vote in The Oddball World Cup, (Final) Groups O/P, Final Pairings

Oh man. This wraps up the super-long Group Stage. Many, many thanks to all you nerds who have been voting this entire time on this nonsense. I can't wait to see the brackets play out.

Moving on from Groups M/N are 1982 Squirt Dave Concepcion, 1988 Rite Aid Eric Davis, 1982 TCMA Ted Kluszewski, and 1991 Conlon Eppa Rixey. Two tie breaks. So much drama. Here are the standings.

Vote for your favorite. Voting closes Tuesday. Go Reds.

Group O/Match 13: 1992 Kellogg's Tony Perez vs. 1993 Jimmy Dean Barry Larkin

Group O/Match 14: 1993 Milk Bone Barry Larkin vs. 2002 MLB Showdown Ken Griffey Jr.

Group O/Match 15: 2000 7-Eleven Discs Sean Casey vs. 1993 Colla Barry Larkin

Group P/Match 13: 1989 Toys 'R Us Chris Sabo vs. 1990 Long John Silvers Chris Sabo

Group P/Match 14: 1991 Mootown Snackers Chris Sabo vs. 2010 DAV Johnny Cueto

Group P/Match 15: 1991 SI For Kids Jose Rijo vs. 1993 Diamondmarks Barry Larkin