Monday, July 18, 2016


My collection has reached 16,000 unique Reds cards. That is too many. I love it. The 16,000th addition belongs to this 2016 Topps base card of Ramon Cabrera:

Sweet. I love catchers' gear. He looks like he's playing baseball in some future-set SciFi movie.

Here's the breakdown by year, for no good reason:

The big years:

2002 - 693
1992 - 668
1994 - 647
2013 - 608

1992 was the second year I was collecting. 1994 was the year baseball kicked us kids right in the gonads. 2013 is when I started collecting again. 2002, apparently, was a batshit insane year for collecting. I think 500 of the 2002's are just from Fleer.

Anyway, I'm still looking for a few more Reds fans to send cards to. I've gotten a few takers already. Send your address to

Go Reds.


  1. Congrats to you! That's an AWESOME collection you've amassed! I'm just shy of 9,000 Mets...and that seems crazy. Can't imagine 16k.

    1. Well my Reds have about a century head start for cardboard on your Mets, so it's a bit easier.