The Reds full caliber 2nd baseman. Who denied starving students free tacos.No. 144 Josh Hamilton
Now with the Texas American League baseball team
No. 153 Adam Dunn BAM! BAM! I see 52 homers, 116 RBI, 100 runs and 182 strikeouts!
No. 176 Aaron HarangThe Reds unsung hero. The 200+K starter who does nothing but get people out. I would like to thank Topps for finally finding a picture of Aaron that does not make him look pregnant or like Frankenstein. Here he is throwin dat stinkee chedduh.No. 218 Joey Votto RC The Future!
Man it's gonna be a good year. Hard hitting outfield. Smooth hitting and fielding infield. Good pitching. A true closer.
We win the division in a one game playoff. At Great American Ballpark. Against the Chicago National League semi-pro baseball team. 2 - 0 on a Dunn home run in the ninth driving in Phillips. Kerry Wood retires after Lou Pinella asks for his job back with the Reds.
Reds sweep the Phillies in the shocker of all shockers Division Series battles.
Reds 4 games to 3 over the Braves in the National League Championship Series. Chipper breaks down and pulls an Adam Morisson crying in the dirt between short and third.
The American League refuses to play in the World Series for fear of embarrassment.
1998 Pacific Paramount Team Checklist No. 7 Barry Larkin
In case you have not noticed I do not have many die cut cards of players other than Barry Larkin. This is a neat-o card in my book. Barry rounding third, taking it easy after a Willie Greene home run. Enough blue foil to qualify for Pacific insert card. The crossed bats making it a borderline oddball card.
No. 3 Dave Concepcion (But everyone knows it's Davey)
No. 4 Dan Driessen
No. 5 George Foster
No. 6 Ken Griffey (The Original)
No. 7 Tom Hume
No. 8 Ray Knight
No. 9 Ron Oester
No. 10 Tom Seaver
No. 11 Mario Soto
What do I like about these card? For starters I did not buy this set until 2006 for the first time. Even though the only difference between this set and the regular 1981 Topps set is the Coke logo on front and the card numbers I just never got it. I finally picked up an unopened cello team pack for under three dollars in June of 06. I am glad I did. Second this set is a parallel of the set that got me started on collecting. Not the best overall design but still good. Third. It's the Reds. Nuff said.
But this guy deserves some love for calling out ol Dayf at the Cardboard Junkie Todays post is epic. I have never heard of Bad Girls Club since I do not own a television but that is too freegin funny not to share.
Click this for one of the funniest sites out there Big thanks for New York Mets Cards for having this link so I can see the New York semi pro National League baseball team / Braves love fest all year round.
Back in early 2006 after a delivery to the Atlanta metro area I stopped off for fuel and some eats. That's when this guy pulled into the lot:
He had a winning smile and plenty of cards for sale. How did I know he was legit? When you wear socks like this I know you have mad business skills. He probably had Def Leopard blasting in the van on the way to the Flying J. Seems the dealer needed money to buy candy as he had none I saw. That is when I confirmed that the Cincinnati Test Issue was actually in more than one area. The dealer showed me a great selection of rare inserts and asked what team was NOT my favorite. A smile crept across his face as he handed me the second greatest find off my adult life (JStar being the first).
2005 Topps Die Cut Atlanta Test Issue All cards are 1 / 1
How lucky can one guy get? Two 1 of 1 finds of regional test issues in under two months? This is what make America so great. No matter were you are, there is always a Mets hater nearby. Thank you Mr. Mobile Baseball Card Dealer!
1992 Seven-11 No. 13 Barry Larkin Linticular Motion Card
A genuine die cut card that shows young Mr. Larkin as both a happy smiling chap and ending a swing to drive in a run. And yes. This is considered a die cut card by no less an expert on collecting than me.
I have been scanning in Reds cards and noticed this for the first time:
2006 Bazooka Rewind Game Used Relic Cards BR-RWA Ryan Wagner Jersey BR-WB2 William Bergolla Jersey BR-WB William Bergolla Futures Game Jersey of 100 Made
I really did not care for the design when I first saw them. Still don't but I like the fact they put some thought into making them match up like this. Kinda like a five year old with a feather. I am amused and smiling.
2000 Crown Royale No. 37 Barry Larkin Platinum Blue
I am a fan of almost anything Pacific. They have cool die cuts. So much foil you can use them to tan with. Low serial numbering. 4,237 parallels per each base card. Corked bat relics from Planet Man Ram. They just had it going on. This die cut is problematic in a way. Not easy to store in pages as it slips around easily. The crown can crimp or chip if not handled properly. But it shows that the Reds are the royalty of baseball.