1985 Reds Yearbook (with perforated baseball card pages!)

A few years ago I purchased the 1984 Reds Yearbook which came with a couple of pages of perforated baseball cards. It was relatively inexpensive on eBay, but I held off on the 1985 edition because Eric Davis drove the price up a bit. Earlier this week, I decided to go ahead and grab the 1985 Yearbook as well.

1985 Reds Yearbook

A painting of Pete Rose is featured on the cover, along with Ty Cobb as Rose was chasing the all-time hits record. He officially broke the record on September 11, 1985, at Riverfront Stadium with a single off the Padres’ Eric Show, but we now know that the record was actually broken a few days earlier in Chicago.

As I flipped through the pages, I paused on the ticket prices…

ticket prices 1985

Would someone hurry up and invent a time machine please?

Here’s an idea for the teams that like to overdo the throwback jerseys. For any game in which a throwback is worn, throwback the ticket prices as well. So when the Reds suit up in 1980s duds, let me buy some awesome seats for $8 a pop.

The big reason I bought the yearbook, however, was the baseball cards…

baseball cards

baseball cards

Eighteen perforated cards on two pages. The card backs are similar to what would be released in 1986 with Texas Gold as the sponsor, and 1987 and beyond with Kahn’s. The front have a simple yet attractive design. My two favorite players from this particular team were Eric Davis and Mario Soto

Davis

Soto

I’m glad to finally cross these cards off my wantlist, but they will not be residing in the binder with my other 1985 cards. These cards will forever stay safely inside the yearbook!

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About JT

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

Posted on June 13, 2019, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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