Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Full Reds Team Set of

2008 Topps Chrome
National Convention Edition

72 Brandon Phillips
Have you seen the hair on this man's chin yet? I have a feeling it's his super power source. Able to turn triple plays on the Marlins in a single game!

92 Adam Dunn
How bad is this photo on chrome? It looks like Adam is in a silver polyester blend uni on a sunny day. Or is it a failed attempt to recreate this guys duds?

110 Aron Harang
Look at Aaron as he prepairs a serving of stinky cheese for the happless cheeseheads of Brewerland.

150 Homer Bailey
Alright Homer. Lets see that AAA throwing up in the majors this year. Please don't be a AAAA pitcher.

152 Ken Griffey Jr.
Nice power stroke from Griffey off of Lieber. Of the team that has sucked for 101 years now.

191 Edinson Volquez
Holy Volquoly! As much as I would like to see a lineup of Bruce, Phillips, Hamilton and Votto I am glad the Rangers know nothing about keeping good young talent in their system.

196 Joey Votto
This guy is gonna be on fire this season. For other Votto cards click here.

These cards are typical Topps Chrome cards. Only difference is that there were 300 sheets of the 08 Chrome set made for the National last year. Sheets were handed out to dealers and VIPs in attendance. All cards have a dark gold rough foil print on them to mark the event. These are not your typical National stamped cards in that this foil ain't comin off anytime soon.
These cards were cut from a sheet by a professional press operator and have better corners and edges than any Chrome product I have purchased. I am glad I have a subscription to SCD as that is where I found the dealer, Kevin Savage Cards, with the team sets for sale.
Hope you enjoyed the set.

Has anyone else been having trouble leaving comments with blogger's new word verification? I have wanted to leave comments on a few blogs but have been unable to because the letters never load up. Let me know if there is a way around it I am not aware of.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This person

Should be:

A. Shot
B. Gutted
C. Smighted
D. Forced to watch Yankee games between Fran Dresher and Carrot Top for eternity
E. All of the above

I present to the jury:

It's one thing to get the team wrong. But to insult any person with an I.Q. over Vince Young's Wonderlick score is just infuriating.
This is a clear case of ebay fraud and the seller should be banished. For being a typical Cubs fan,

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Full Reds Team Set of

1987 K-Mart

10 Frank Robinson

12 Johnny Bench
19 Pete Rose

I have been hearing the grumblings.
"Look at Bay Rat and all his shiny Reds."
"All Bay Rat has are serial numbered cards. What a mo mo."
"If I see another game used Reds card........."

For those who thought I was too high puhlootin to mix it up with the lesser folk here is proof I can kick it old school and show off my mad cuhlektn sklz.

How can anyone who was collecting in the mid eighties not have these cards? 79¢ a box in '82 and then 99¢ in '87 for a box of these bad boys. Can you think of any other sets from then that have retained their values? I think not.

These glossy cards mark the celebration of 25 years of Blue Light Specials and crappy toy knockoffs. I bet that is where dayf got his
first one! Nicer photos than in '82 and better printing make this a better set. At least to me.

How can you go wrong with Frank, Pete and Johnathan? You can't!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Full Reds Team Set of

2008 Upper Deck
A Piece of History

25 Ken Griffey Jr.

27 Adam Dunn

111 Ryan Hanigan

Upper Deck was juuuuuuust a bit outside with this design. The player selection is a good one for a hundred card set but whoooo boy. Did they screw up on the background.
Grey almost never looks good as a background color.
Faux marble is so early 90's
Why put the positions in an almost unreadable font on the side?

Luv's me some Reds!
That's why this is a must own set.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

If you have not read

yet now is the time. Guy does great rundowns of All-Home Grown vs. All-Acquired Teams . Informative and funny. Plus he has a few thoughts on baseball goings on. Good stuff.

Friday, February 13, 2009

After a much needed two year delay

I have posted the first entry on:


Stop by. Check it out. And prepare to be Uhmahzed!
Or just made to smile by pretty pictures.


Dum Dum Dum

1993 Stadium Club
Master Photos
Bip Roberts

Bip believes in Truth, Hits and Reds wins!

As you can see Bip Roberts is really SuperRed.
Faster than a speeding left fielder's throw.
More powerful legs than any Cub.
Able to leap lazy Braves catchers from third base.

This is the first Master Photo ( 5x7) I have come across of ol Bip in over a decade. Picked it up for a clam an a half (w s/h) on the collector's bank account kryptonite known as ebay. I really dig the oversize white border. It really sets off the card photo. And guess what he's got that we mere mortals will never have.
That's right. Bip's rockin the Bip Robert's Portrait Wristband / Score on any Braves Glove combo. Only one other Immortal Reds legend has been photographed wearing something us mere fans can only dream about rockin with ease.
So soak in the Bipness and enjoy the museum quality card that is Stadium Club Master Photos.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Litttle late to the party

Here are David Letterman's
"Top 10 Messages Left on Alex Rodriguez's Answering Machine"

10. "Hey, it's Mark McGwire. Want to get together this week and not talk about the past?"

9. "Joe Torre here -- thanks for helping book sales."

8. "Could you find a steroid that keeps you from choking in the playoffs?"

7. "Are you worried this will taint all the championships you didn't win?"

6. "It's Bernie Madoff. Nice try but I'm still the most hated man in New York."

5. "Michael Phelps here. Got any snacks?"

4. "This is Sammy Sosa. Just pretend you don't speak English."

3. "Michael Phelps again. Did I call you or did you call me?"

2. "Hey, it's Rod Blagojevich -- I'll say you're innocent, if you say I am."

1. "It's Madonna. You got a phone number for Jeter?"

I for one am not bothered by him testing positive. He was part of the group that triggered the mandatory testing and is helping clean up the game. And that is good.
Plus he never did any damage to the Reds unlike those other three National League HR Hitters.

A Full Reds Team Set of

2000 Klosterman Big Red Machine

These cards are a regional issue from Klosterman Bakery for the 25th annual celebration of the Greatest Team Evuh winning the 1975 World Series over the Red Sox. Each card came in a a loaf o bread bag and is pretty thin. Nice action shots on the cards and backs recap the season. Feel free to stop the slide show and bask in a the Reds glory you can handle. Click on the card and a larger than life version will magically appear! Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tears flowed

Tears of JOY!
Tears of laughter!

Click Here

to feel the joy and dance the dance of Snoopy.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Good Stuff, Man. Good Stuff

1985 Topps
No. 544 Eddie Milner

It reminds me of that scene in Rookie of the Year
when Rosenbaumberger gets on base and starts the "Pitcher's got a big but" stuff.
Eddie smiling with the PHSYKE!
You thought I was stealing! HAHAHAHA!
First Baseman's got a big butt!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's Gonna Be a Reds Year!

I have that feeling that it's gonna be a great year! Who agrees?

I agree Joe. We gots plenty of pitching to smile about!

You too Greg? Yeah, Harang has a great year to anchor the staff with Cordero and Weathers mopping up. Nice call!

Yeah, Lee. The Royals might win a few games also.

That's right Rafael! The infield is looking good. Phillips, Votto, A Gonz and the gang are gonna be turning two like never before. If anyone gets on base against the mound marksmen that is.

It's true Russ! No matter what Dusty does to screw things up we are gonna have a great year!