Saturday, October 31, 2015

Vote in The Oddball World Cup Groups C/D, Second Pairings

Rolling right along. Updated standing can be found in the tab above. As always, vote for your favorite. Voting closes Monday at noon. Go Reds.

Group C/Match 4: 1985 Circle K Tony Perez vs. 1990 Broder Ken Griffey Sr./Jr.

Group C/Match 5: 1989 Cap'n Crunch Eric Davis vs. 2001 Oreo/Ritz Ken Griffey Jr.

Group C/Match 6: 1987 Toys 'R Us Kurt Stillwell vs. 1987 Kraft Eric Davis

Group D/Match 4: 1981 Drake's George Foster vs. 2000 Royal Rookies Ken Griffey Jr.

Group D/Match 5: 1993 Hostess Barry Larkin vs. 2003 Bazooka Silver Bazooka Joe

Group D/Match 6: 1992 McDonald's Barry Larkin vs. 1989 Hills Danny Jackson

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Completely Red: 2012 Topps Chrome Refractors

Only three years after this set came out, and I've finished it. All nine cards. That's an average of three cards per year! Killin' it over here, brah. This was an accidental set completion, by the way. I snagged the Chapman from COMC for a few cents, went to put it in the Topps Chrome album. noticed I only needed one more from the set, turned the page, saw Cozart mis-filed, and celebrated. This goes nicely with my 2013 Chrome Refractor team set. Look how excited Brandon Phillips is about all this. I feel ya, buddy.


Cards - 9

RC's - 1 (Devin Mesoraco)

All Stars - 6 (Aroldis Chapman, Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce, Johnny Cueto, Devin Mesoraco)

Future Hall of Famers - 1 (Joey Votto)


 34 Aroldis Chapman
 40 Joey Votto
 42 Zack Cozart
 66 Mat Latos
 79 Brandon Phillips
 135 Drew Stubbs
 141 Jay Bruce
 148 Johnny Cueto
 172 Devin Mesoraco RC

Go Reds.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oddball World Cup: Groups A/B, Second Pairings

We've made it into the second matches. Nice. Every card has had a showdown. A few were dominant. A few bit the dust. Now is the time to establish yourself as the card to beat.

As always, vote for your favorite. Voting closes Thursday at noon. Go Reds.

Group A/Match 4: 1989 Bazooka Chris Sabo vs. 2000 Starting Lineup Scott Williamson

Group A/Match 5: 1993 King B Discs Jose Rijo vs. 2001 Sunoco Tony Perez/Joe Morgan

Group A/Match 6: 1993 Commanders of the Hill Jose Rijo vs. 1992 Post Barry Larkin

Group B/Match 4: 1987 Ralston Purina Dave Parker vs. 1995 Tombstone Barry Larkin

Group B/Match 5: 1991 Post Chris Sabo vs. 2000 Klosterman Joe Morgan

Group B/Match 6: 1991 Collect-A-Books Jose Rijo vs. 1989 Pacific Legends Tony Cuccinello

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oddball World Cup: Groups O/P, First Pairings

Sorry for the hiatus, folks. Been traveling. Will continue to be traveling. Such is life. But for now, here are the last two groups. We've seen the entire field of 96 now. We are overwhelmed with oddness. Beautiful.

As always, vote for your favorites. Voting closes Tuesday at noon. Go Reds.

Group O/Match-Up 1: 1992 Kellogg's Tony Perez vs. 2002 MLB Showdown Ken Griffey Jr.

Group O/Match-Up 2: 1993 Jimmy Dean Barry Larkin vs. 1993 Colla Collection Barry Larkin

Group O/Match-Up 3: 1993 Milk Bone Barry Larkin vs. 2000 7-11 Discs Sean Casey

Group P/Match-Up 1: 1989 Toys 'R Us Chris Sabo vs. 2010 DAV Johnny Cueto

Group P/Match-Up 2: 1990 Long John Silver's Chris Sabo vs. 1993 Diamondmarks Barry Larkin

Group P/Match-Up 3: 1991 Mootown Snackers Chris Sabo vs. 1991 SI For Kids Jose Rijo

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oddball World Cup: Groups M/N, First Pairings

We're nearing the 1/5th-completion mark for the group stage. That doesn't sound very impressive, but I assure you it is. Updated standings here. Vote for your favorite. Voting closes Thursday at noon. Go Reds.

Group M/Match-Up 1: 1982 Squirt Dave Concepcion vs. 2011 SI For Kids Johnny Cueto

Group M/Match-Up 2: 1988 Bazooka Eric Davis vs. 1993 Post Barry Larkin

Group M/Match-Up 3: 1988 Rite Aid Eric Davis vs. 1992 Topps Magazine Reggie Sanders

Group N/Match-Up 1: 1982 TCMA Ted Kluszewski vs. 1992 24k Gold Tony Perez

Group N/Match-Up 2: 1983 Reds Yearbook Dave Concepcion vs. 1995 MegaCards Griffeys

Group N/Match-Up 3: 1990 Swell Greats Johnny Vander Meer vs. 1991 Conlon Eppa Rixey