Thursday, September 11, 2014

1949 Bowman

Over the past few weeks I've picked up a half dozen 1949 Bowman Reds cards. Even though this set wasn't on my list of collecting goals for this year, the price was too good to pass up on these. Not only that, but I now have some 1940s cards in my collection. The pictures on the cards are a little bland, and these cards are tiny (same size as the 1950 Bowmans) but I do like the player write-ups on the back of the cards. These cards look like they belong in the 40s and that's ok because that's exactly what I want when I buy vintage baseball cards. The more I look at vintage cards the more I yearn for the day when companies only released a hand full of products that didn't have jersey swatches, sticker autographs and parallels that would make a crayola 64 count box blush.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tom Glavine is AMAZING!!!

I completely forgot that the recent Hall of Fame inductee was featured playing hockey back in 1992. I was able to grab this card with some credits I had on COMC. It's a very cool card to add to my Album of Amazing project.

Friday, September 5, 2014

I Struck Gold!!!

It's been awhile since I've been able to add any cards to my 2013 Topps Joey Votto rainbow project. This mini gold is numbered 62/62 and leaves me with just the pink and black versions to pick up for the minis. I know a lot of Reds fans have been upset with Votto's performance this year, but I'm holding out hope that he bounces back next year. I still think he's one of the best overall hitters in the majors but just hit a rough patch this season.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Mike Piazza Card for the Album of Amazing!

What better way to say Happy Birthday to Mr. Piazza than showcasing the latest entry into my Album of Amazing project. This is from the 1996 Upper Deck V.J. Lovero Showcase. If only we could know what cereal Mike is pouring into his bowl. Wheaties perhaps?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mr. Redlegs All-Star Edition!

When I first heard that the Reds were giving away a bobblehead commemorating the 2015 All-Star game that's to be hosted at Great American Ballpark next year, I was a bit skeptical but when I saw that it was none other than Mr. Redlegs himself I knew I had to have one of these for my collection. I spent $35 on this exquisite nodder that was given out to the first 25,000 fans on August 23 of this year when the Reds hosted the Braves. The Reds won that game 1-0 if you're interested. The base shows the various years that the All-Star game was hosted in Cincinnati. There were no corporate sponsors for this bobblehead, which I'm happy with since I think a Coca-Cola, Cincinnati Bell or Kroger logo would ruin it. I'm still debating on whether or not I should attend the All-Star game next year. It's nice that it's only 4 hours south of me and since it's almost been 30 years since the last All-Star game in Cincinnati, I would be pushing 70 if it took another 30 years to make its way back to the Queen City.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beer and Baseball...It's a Beautiful Thing!

I picked up two more cards for my Album of Amazing project and they both involve beer, Budweiser to be more specific. The first is the classic 1981 Donruss Joe Charboneau "This Bud's for You" and the second is the 1984 Fleer Jay Johnstone sporting the Bud hat. While hot dogs, peanuts and cracker jack are the food of choice for any baseball fan, you'll still need a nice cold beer to wash it down on a hot summer day!