Friday, November 30, 2012

TTM: Todd Benzinger

While Barry Larkin and Pete Rose are my favorite Reds, Todd Benzinger will always hold a special place in my heart. Benzinger not only recorded the last out of the 1990 World Series, he's also a graduate of New Richmond High School (New Richmond, Ohio) where I too am a proud alumni.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

TTM: Bronson Arroyo

I enjoy watching Bronson Arroyo pitch. His high kick delivery is a thing of beauty. I just wish I had his bobblehead.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Marty and Joe Bobblehead

I picked this up on eBay a few weeks ago to add to my Cincinnati Reds bobblehead collection and all I can say is WOW!!! This is one of my favorite bobbleheads I have in my collection. I've always wanted to add this to my collection and for less than $25 shipped I think it was a steal. Growing up in Cincinnati, if I wasn't watching a game on TV, I was listening to it on the radio and thanks to Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall it was a treat to listen to a Reds game on 700 WLW.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TTM: Lloyd McClendon

I did NOT know that Lloyd McClendon is currently the hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers. Then again, I'm not a Tigers fan and this blog isn't titled Detroit Tigers Baseball Card Collector.

Monday, November 26, 2012

TTM: Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll only played two seasons in the majors (1974-1975) but you can't complain if you're Tom when one of those seasons you play on a world champion team!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

TTM: Jim Brosnan

Did you know that Jim Brosnan was born on October 24, 1929...the day most commonly referred to as Black Thursday and the beginning of the Stock Market Crash! Coincidence?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TTM: Ron Oester

Ron Oester was another one of my favorite Reds growing up. Maybe because he didn't live too far from my childhood home.

Monday, November 19, 2012

TTM: Joe Nolan

Joe Nolan, seems as though there were a lot of Joe's who caught for the Reds during the 80s and 90s.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

TTM: Mike Cameron

Looking back at the Griffey trade, I think I would have preferred that the Reds held on to Mike Cameron. He didn't wind up on the DL as much as Griffey did.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TTM: Jack McKeon

Still bitter that the Reds let Jack McKeon go back in the 2001, even though he is older than dirt.

Monday, November 12, 2012

TTM: Ed Bailey

One of my first successes in obtaining autographs through the mail. A fact I did not know, Ed Baily had a brother, Jim, who also played in the majors for the Reds.

Friday, November 9, 2012

TTM: Frank McCormick

Did you know that Frank McCormick is one of only three national league players with three consecutive Hits titles (1938, 1939, 1940). Ginger Beaumont and Rogers Hornsby are the other two. My apologies for the crappy scan.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Very First Trade!

I recently completed my first trade since joining the cardboard blogsphere. While browsing some wantlists on the various blogs I read I came across a list for 1986-87 Fleer basketball over at the Cardboard Junkie. I contacted Dayf to see if he was interested in some cards he needed for the set and the rest is history. I received the package today in the mail and was very happy with the sixteen cards he sent me. My thanks to Dayf for the 86-87 Fleer cards.

TTM: Lonny Frey

Did you know that Lonny Frey was not only named the Red's All-Time Second Baseman, but also the last living player to play for all three New York baseball teams in the 1930s and 1940s.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Another one bites the dust!

Yesterday I received a package in the mail from a recent ebay purchase. Curious as to what was inside? Well, for the price of two blaster boxes I was able to land the last three 1962 cards I needed for my Reds team set. There were a total of 32 cards in the lot with all of them in vg-ex condition. When I first saw the listing I had to do a double take. Although I had most of the high number cards there was one that I was sure would take me FOREVER to acquire...594 Don Pavletich. It's not that Don was a superstar or anything, but he was fortunate to share the card with BOB UECKER!!! I haven't been able to find this card alone for less than $55 and, like I said, I had to do a double take when I saw this card included in the lot. The price I paid for all 32 cards was like getting a steal on the Uecker Rookie and having the other 31 thrown in for free. Other highlights I received was a Frank Robinson card and a Don Zimmer card. I'm very happy to cross this off my list card collecting goal.By the way, if anyone is interested in some 1962 Topps Reds cards, I have 29 cards I would be willing to trade on my wantlist. Here's what I have available (2, 16, 41, 80, 103, 120, 148, 151, 171, 172, 193, 205, 258, 263, 267, 282, 302, 331, 364, 381, 393, 414, 440, 450, 465, 487, 508, 524, 552)

Friday, November 2, 2012

TTM: Pat Zachry

Pat Zachry...the 1976 NL Rookie of the Year and member of the Big Red Machine. Very sweet, especially since he personalized it to me!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

TTM: Ted Kluszewski

Ted Kluszewski aka "Big Klu" sported a massive set of guns. So much so that he cut off the sleeves of his uniform because the tight sleeves constricted his large biceps and shoulders and interfered with his swing.