Fun Cards Submission: 1961 Nu-Card Baseball Scoops Robert Stephenson
TWJ contributor Patrick sent this “fun card” over last week, but I was tied up with traveling and other projects. I appreciate Patrick’s efforts, and I apologize for being so late in posting.
Robert Stephenson was the Reds’ 1st round pick in 2011; I featured him on a 1992-style “Draft Pick” card way back then. In his four minor league seasons, Stephenson has compiled a 25-32 record with a 3.80 ERA, striking out 488 batters in 449 2/3 innings. He is back at Louisville now, but will likely be up and down for the Reds several times this year.
After sweeping the Phillies, the Reds won two against the Pirates in a three-game series. The last time the Reds started the season 5-1 was in 2011; they finished in 3rd place that year.
The team is traveling to Chicago tonight to face off against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, where Gary Cieradkowski’s fantastic work will be on display by the Cubs.