Friday, October 31, 2014

2010 Topps Cincinnati Reds Team Set

34 cards total in the base set and update

16 Johnny Cueto
32 Cincinnati Reds Team Card
48 Joey Votto
64 Drew Stubbs
79 Francisco Cordero
113 Willy Taveras
165 Brandon Phillips
165 SP Joe Morgan
262 Homer Bailey
305 Juan Francisco
347 Aaron Harang
365 Logan Ondrusek
375 Mike Leake
415 Cincinnati Reds Team History
481 Scott Rolen
554 Ramon Hernandez
563 Bronson Arroyo
581 Chris Dickerson
589 Edinson Volquez
599 Jay Bruce
US7 Sam LeCure
US44 Scott Rolen
US53 Jordan Smith
US79 Jonny Gomes
US106 Orlando Cabrera
US177 Chris Heisey
US178 Jim Edmonds
US241 Joey Votto
US271 Travis Wood
US277 Micah Owings
US286 Arthur Rhodes
US303 Brandon Phillips
US317 Mike Leake
US330 SP Johnny Bench

Thursday, October 30, 2014

2011 Topps Cincinnati Reds Team Set

42 cards total in the base set and update

5 Joey Votto
63 Edinson Volquez
98 Bronson Arroyo
110 Aroldis Chapman
113 Arthus Rhodes
134 Joey Votto NL Batting Leader
138 Joey Votto NL RBI Leader
142 Johnny Cueto
191 Jay Bruce
192 Cincinnati Reds Team Card
198SP Johnny Bench
211 Joey Votto
228 Scott Rolen
233 Ramon Hernandez
249 Aaron Harang
317 Yonder Alonso
318 Joey Votto NL Home Run Leader
336 Chris Heisey
349 Drew Stubbs
358 Paul Janish
417 Miguel Cairo
508 Homer Bailey
516 Mike Leake
516SP Tom Seaver
517 Fred Lewis
593 Francisco Cordero
598 Jonny Gomes
609 Juan Francisco
630 Brandon Phillips
630SP Joe Morgan
641 Travis Wood
US61 Nick Masset
US96 Ryan Hanigan
US110 Edgar Renteria
US195 Joey Votto
US207 Jay Bruce
US207 SP Frank Robinson
US247 Zack Cozart
US270 Todd Frazier
US277 Sam LeCure
US306 Brandon Phillips
US310 Scott Rolen

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2012 Topps Cincinnati Reds Team Set

33 cards total in the base set and update

19 Yonder Alonso
41 Devin Mesoraco
89 Dontrelle Willis
135 Johnny Cueto
142 Travis Wood
220 Jay Bruce
226 Ryan Hanigan
255 Scott Rolen
265 Aroldis Chapman
268 Miguel Cairo
308 Mike Leake
308SP Mike Leake
375 Drew Stubbs
384 Sean Marshall
403 Bronson Arroyo
467 Juan Francisco
493 Ryan Madson
498 Joey Votto
508 Brandon Phillips
557 Zack Cozart
636 Chris Heisey
659 Homer Bailey
US61 Alfredo Simon
US105 Mat Latos
US122 Logan Ondrusek
US172 Wilson Valdez
US233 Jose Arredondo
US247 Ryan Ludwick
US255 Joey Votto
US255 SP Joey Votto
US275 Todd Frasier
US308 Jay Bruce
US309 Chris Heisey

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2013 Topps Cincinnati Reds Team Set

35 cards total in the base set and update

19 Joey Votto
51 Jonathan Broxton
70 Todd Frazier
70SP Todd Frazier
81 Johnny Cueto NL ERA Leaders
86 Henry Rodriguez
106 Drew Stubbs
142 Tony Cingrani
155 Mat Latos
161 Bronson Arroyo
166 Logan Ondrusek
195 Chris Heisey
202 Zack Cozart
246 Jay Bruce NL Home Run Leaders
251 Sean Marshall
275 Johnny Cueto
287 Johnny Cueto NL Wins Leaders
296 Didi Gregorious
386 Brandon Phillips
396 Aroldis Chapman
442 Mike Leake
450 Jay Bruce
450SP Jay Bruce
569 Ryan Ludwick
570 Devin Mesoraco
585 Homer Bailey
649 Ryan Hanigan
US12 Brandon Phillips
US39 Shin Soo Choo
US99 Derrick Robinson
US159 Donald Lutz
US194 Xavier Paul
US268 Joey Votto
US268SP Joey Votto
US286 Aroldis Chapman

Monday, October 27, 2014

2014 Topps Cincinnati Reds Team Set

37 cards total in the base set and update

16 Johnny Cueto
19 Joey Votto
21 Alfredo Simon
23 Chris Heisey
36 Billy Hamilton
36SP Billy Hamilton
36SP Billy Hamilton
38 Jay Bruce League Leader
77 Aroldis Chapman
78 Bronson Arroyo
80 Jack Hannahan
106 Shin Soo Choo
124 Jay Bruce
140 Jonathan Broxton
143 Jay Bruce League Leader
277 Mike Leake
366 Zack Cozart
393 Devin Mesoraco
406 Ramon Santiago
428 Skip Schumaker
445 Sean Marshall
478 Billy Hamilton
505 Homer Bailey
509 Brandon Phillips
580 Todd Frazier
581 Tony Cingrani
583 Ryan Ludwick
597 Mat Latos
US112 Alfredo Simon
US146 Neftali Soto
US155 Devin Mesoraco
US163 Ramon Santiago
US172 Tucker Barnhart
US209 Roger Bernadina
US248 Brayan Pena
US288 Aroldis Chapman
US329 Todd Frazier

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tomorrow Begins the Countdown

With the recent purchase on my 2014 Topps Update Reds cards I'm just 3 cards away (1952 Topps High Numbers excluded) of having the complete Topps run of Reds cards from 1952 to 2014. In the next few weeks I'll be picking up the last three high numbers I need from the 1953 set. As a result of this accomplishment that's taken me more than 10 years to complete I've decided to do a countdown showcasing each year of the Topps base Reds cards starting with 2014 and finishing with 1952. That's a total of 63 team sets that I will be showcasing in the next 63 days.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

TTM: Jeff Montgomery

Did you know that on April 29, 1990 Jeff Montgomery struck out 3 Texas Rangers batters on 9 pitches in the 8th inning? He was a 3 time All Star and the American League Rolaids Relief Man of the Year in 1993.

Friday, October 24, 2014

TTM: John Smiley

Did you know that in August of 1995 John Smiley gave up a home run to Braves pitcher Tom Glavine, the only home run that Glavine would hit in his entire major league career?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TTM: Ed Sprague

Did you know that Ed Sprague was drafted by the Cardinals in 1966? His son, Ed Sprague Jr, also spent some time in the majors as well.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TTM: Larry Stahl

Did you know that on September 2, 1972 Larry Stahl drew a walk in the 9th inning against the Cubs? It's been the only perfect game bid in major league history to be broken up by a walk to the 27th batter.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TTM: Randy St. Claire

Did you know that Randy St. Claire made his only World Series appearance in 1991 pitching in the 9th inning for the Braves in game 5? He's currently the pitching coach for the Buffalo Bisons.

Monday, October 20, 2014

TTM: Bob Owchinko

Did you know that Bob Owchinko attended Eastern Michigan University? His last MLB appearance was on October 1, 1986 when he was playing with the Expos.

Friday, October 17, 2014

TTM: Claude Osteen

Did you know that Claude Osteen had the nickname "Gomer" because of his resemblance to Gomer Pyle? Claude was a three time All-Star (1967, 1970 and 1973 - all with the Dodgers).

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TTM: Tom Hume

Did you know that Tom Hume was named the National League's Fireman of the Year by Sporting News in 1980? He posted a 2.56 ERA and had 25 saves that year.

Friday, October 10, 2014

2003 Cincinnati Reds Scorecard

This is the latest addition to my scorecard collection and it's the team that the Reds played that I chose to pick this up. The scorecard is from the June 3-5 series with the New York Yankees. I had always wanted a scorecard from the 2003 season when the Reds took up residency in the new home at Great American Ballpark. I found this scorecard on eBay for the starting bid on $.99 and while I'm not a Yankee fan in the least, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to own a scorecard from a series that features current Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and future Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter. It also helps that this is a Yankee team that made it to the World Series in 2003 only to be denied the title by the Florida Marlins. With this scorecard I now have scorecards from Crosley Field, Riverfront Stadium, and Great American Ballpark.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

TTM: Bill McCool

Did you know that Bill McCool was named the Sporting News National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1964? Bill is a member of the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TTM: Mike Frank

Did you know that Mike Frank has a career total of 7 RBIs? He made his major league debut on June 19, 1998 and his last major league appearance was on July 26, 1998.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

TTM: Hank Foiles

Did you know that Hank Foiles was a National League All-Star in 1957? Hank is also a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Monday, October 6, 2014

TTM: Clay Carroll

Did you know that Clay Carroll led the National League in saves in 1972 with 37? Clay is also a member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.

Friday, October 3, 2014

TTM: Cal McLish

Did you know that Cal McLish (whose full name was Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish) had the nickname "bus"?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

TTM: Gene Freese

Did you know that Gene Freese hit a career high 26 home runs for the 1961 National League Champion Reds?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TTM: Denis Menke

Did you know that Denis Menke was part of the trade that sent Joe Morgan, Cesar Geronimo, Jack Billingham and Ed Armbrister to the Reds?