Tuesday, October 29, 2013

2013 Topps Update

I'm a little late to the game with this posting. I know most, if not all, of my fellow bloggers have probably picked up their 2013 Topps Update packs from their local hobby or retail stores. Not me. I've gotten sidetracked this past week with a few things. First, I had to travel to St. Louis last week for my job - nothing worse for a Reds fan than to be in St Louis for the start of the World Series. Second, I was tempted to pick up some cheap 1986-86 Fleer basketball cards I needed for my set. As a result, my baseball wants will have to wait until next week to be addressed. My 2013 Topps Update set shouldn't be too difficult to obtain had it not been for this card. A super short print! With Teddy going for more than $130 on average on eBay, my guess is that it'll be quite some time before Teddy makes an appearance in my collection. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a fantastic card about the greatest bat boy in the majors. I just wish Topps had make more of these than they did. For the time being, if I can grab all the base cards of 2013 Topps Update with the Votto short print, then I'll bend the rules and call this set complete.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TTM: Mo Sanford

Did you know that Mo Sanford made his major league debut with the Reds on August 2, 1991? Did you also know that Mo's first name is actually Meredith?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

TTM: Dave Sisler

I was fortunate to get Dave Sisler to sign before his death in 2011. Did you know that Dave's father is none other than Hall of Famer George Sisler?

Monday, October 7, 2013

TTM: John Roper

Did you know that John Roper played three seasons in the major leagues? He played for both Cincinnati and San Francisco with the majority of that time with the Reds.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

TTM: John Tsitouris

Did you know that John Tsitouris was part of the trade that sent Joe Nuxhall to the Kansas City Athletics in January 1961?