Happy Reds Opening Day! As I type this, my Redlegs trail the Washington Nationals 1-0 while waiting to bat against Brandon Kintzler, who replaces future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer in the bottom of the 7th. The Reds still have nine outs to cross the plate a couple of times and pull out a victory in their first official game of 2018. Fingers crossed!
Speedster Billy Hamilton…
Again, thank you for the cards Chuck! Good luck to the Tribe this year…maybe we will see a World Series featuring two Ohio teams this year!
Sorry, I can’t come up with anything at all.
At least they have some fans that are willing to trade stacks of Reds for stacks of Indians. Last week I was introduced to @cjbosu2000 on Twitter, and we agreed to a blind trade. I shipped a padded envelope of Tribe up his way, and he sent some Reds south…
Most of the cards were very modern, but there were a handful of junk cards, including this needed Chris Hammond card…
I was a big Hammond fan back in the day. I was certain he was the next big thing and “invested” in a stack of his Upper Deck rookie cards. Fortunately, my investment was small to begin with, so I didn’t lose that much. This Leaf card is one that I never got a hold of, though, so it’s nice to add it to my collection.
Most people in the blogosphere don’t care about those ancient junk wax cards, though. You monsters just want to see the shiny stuff. So take a look at these goodies from 2016, all of which I think will be new to my binders…
2016 Bowman Platinum Joey Votto
2016 Panini Diamond Kings Todd Frazier
2016 Topps Archives Jay Bruce
2016 Topps Heritage Raisel Iglesias
Then, moving into 2017…
2017 Panini Diamond Kings Votto
2017 Panini/Donruss Optic Diamond Kings Votto (purple parallel)
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Barry Larkin
2017 Topps Fire Adam Duvall
2017 Topps Gallery Brandon Finnegan (Maybe canvas parallel? Need clarifcation on these.)
2017 Topps Heritage Drew Storen
2017 Topps Opening Day Finnegan
There were so many great cards in this package. Chuck has definitely earned a spot on my permanent “send his favorite team’s stuff to him when I get it” list. Thanks for the Reds goodies, Chuck!