Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Halfway There!

In case you haven't noticed, comc.com sellers have started dropping prices on there cards as Black Friday approaches. There were a few cards that I was on the fence about purchasing but once they dropped to a reasonable rate I quickly grabbed them. I was able to add 2 new Pete Rose cards to my Rose PC (a 2016 Panini Immaculate Collection numbered 76/99 and a 2016 Panini National Convention VIP card) as well as a nice 2005 eTopps Ichiro. To round my purchase I snagged 3 new cards for my Rookie Book project. Behold, the three latest entries into the book.







With the Mattingly, Canseco and Smoltz rookies I now have 20 of the 40 rookies I want for this book. I don't think I did too bad purchasing those six cards for less than $25.
 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Stamp of Approval

Another day, another Rose card for my PC. I've been on the lookout for a Panini stamp card for quite a while just because they're an oddball item and what's not to like about a baseball card that has a baseball themed stamp on it. I just wish Panini had used a different photo of the "Hit King" but beggars can't be choosers. I paid a little bit more than I wanted to for this card but in the end I'm still happy to add this to my collection. Numbered 34/100, this 2010 Panini Century Collections Souvenir Stamp card is the 537th unique Pete Rose card to enter my collection.

Monday, November 14, 2016

2016 Topps Cincinnati Reds Team Set

37 cards total in the base set and update set.

48 J.J. Hoover
59 John Lamb
176 Brandon Phillips
199 Jay Bruce
221 Ryan LaMarre
222 Homer Bailey
292 Todd Frazier
292SP Todd Frazier
328 Anthony DeSclafani
333 Keyvius Sampson
372 Zack Cozart
373 Tucker Barnhart
426 Joey Votto
426SP Joey Votto
437 Michael Lorenzen
462 Jumbo Diaz
497 Devin Mesoraco
584 Adam Duvall
585 Raisel Iglesias
609 Billy Hamilton
612 Cincinnati Reds Team Card
632 Ramon Cabrera
671 Tony Cingrani
685 Kyle Waldrop
686 Brandon Finnegan
689 Eugenio Suarez
US28 Alfredo Simon
US29 Jon Moscot
US34 Cody Reed
US34SP Cody Reed
US54 Adam Duvall
US68 Adam Duvall
US73 Scott Schebler
US216 Robert Stephenson
US216SP Robert Stephenson
US219 Tim Adleman
US246 Jay Bruce






Tuesday, November 8, 2016

When Just One Isn't Enough

Last week I shared with all of you my first Pete Rose Expos relic (a 2015 Sportkings Vault relic numbered  4/19). Yesterday I saw a listing on eBay for a 2008 Donruss Diamond Kings Relic numbered 17/25. While the price was a little more than what I was willing to pay, I submitted an offer to the seller and within a few hours he accepted. Now I just have to wait for it to arrive. This is my 536 unique Rose card to enter my collection. I would like to hit 550 by the end of the year and if I aim to acquire the 70s Hostess cards next then I should be able to hit that goal.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

1962 Cincinnati Reds Autographed Team Ball

23 signatures on this baseball: Fred Hutchinson, Dick Sisler, Jim Turner, Reggie Otero, Pete Whisenant, Cookie Rojas, Jim Brosnan, Gordy Colemen, Wally Post, Vada Pinson, Don Blasingame, Joey Jay, John Edwards, Marty Keough, Gene Freese, Eddie Kasko, Don Pavletich, Hank Foiles, Frank Robinson, Jerry Lynch, Don Zimmer, Bob Purkey, Leo Cardenas.






Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Former Expos

There aren't a lot of Pete Rose cards out there that feature him as a member of the Montreal Expos. He's known more for the time he spent with Cincinnati and Philadelphia and, as a result, most of the cardboard out there features him as such. I still forget that Charlie Hustle played 95 games with the former Canadian team that now resides in our nation's capitol. Regardless, the few cards that I have of Rose in red, white and blue are fantastic and this card is by far my favorite. I found this card last week while browsing around eBay and although the back says 2007, it's from 2015 Sportkings Vault. I'm assuming this piece is from the striping that ran down the shoulders and sides of the old Expos jersey. The only thing missing on this card is the Expos logo on Rose's batting helmet. Nonetheless, it's still a great card and I'm happy it's now in my collection. It's amazing what you can stumble upon when you're just browsing.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ticket to a Coronation!

In addition to collecting cards, I always like to add pieces of Cincinnati Reds history to my collection. Whether it's a piece of astroturf or stadium seats from Riverfront Stadium, or even World Series tickets from a championship year, it's always great to memorabilia of significant importance as it relates to the Reds. I've been searching for quite some time for a ticket from a game held at Riverfront on September 11, 1985 but didn't have much luck in locating one in my price range. After a lot of patience one finally appeared on eBay for a price that I thought was reasonable. I'm extremely excited that this ticket is now in my collection. So, what was special about September 11, 1985 you ask? It's the night that Pete Rose recorded hit 4,192 to surpass Ty Cobb as the leader of all-time hits in major league baseball to be crowned the "Hit King". I think this will complement my Pete Rose PC nicely.