Trading with a Mets fan

An off-site trade that was arranged with a fellow member of the Baseball Fever brought some interesting Reds cards into my collection.

Some of my favorite cards when I started collecting were the “Baseball’s Immortals” and “Baseball’s Greatest” sets. They were the cheapest way to obtain Hall of Famers and other former superstars, and educated this (at the time) young baseball fan of the game’s great past.

Eppa Rixey
Baseball Hall of Famer: 1963 (Veteran’s Committee)
Reds Hall of Famer: 1959

Ted Kluszewski
Baseball Hall of Famer: nope
Reds Hall of Famer: 1962

Ernie Lombardi
Baseball Hall of Famer: 1986 (Veteran’s Committee)
Reds Hall of Famer: 1958

Edd Roush
Baseball Hall of Famer: 1962 (Veteran’s Committee)
Reds Hall of Famer: 1960

Al Simmons
Baseball Hall of Famer: 1953 (BBWAA)
Reds Hall of Famer: nope (only played
9 regular season games for the Reds, all in 1939)

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on January 21, 2011, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Love those sets. I had alot of cards from the “Baseball Immortals” when I was a kid, but have no clue where most of them went to.

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