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Fun Cards: Topps Now TBTC for April 12

Three straight days of posts? Um…quarantine much?


What’s a shutout? This was the first of Fred Toney‘s seven shutouts in 1917.


Tony Gonzalez enjoyed some minor success for the Phillies in the 1960s, but he started his career with the Reds.


Another day, another grand slam; this one came off the bat of Merv Rettenmund.


Dave Concepcion is our first repeated player as he walked off against the Mad Hungarian Al Hrabosky in 1980.


Bret Boone rounds out our highlights today with a grand slam against the Rockies in 1998.

Happy Easter friends! Just remember to stay six feet away from that wascally wabbit!

Happy Reds birthday, Merv Rettenmund!


June 6, 1943

Merv Rettenmund was a part-time outfielder for the Big Red Machine in 1974 and 1975. He collected two World Series rings: one with Baltimore (1970) and one with the Reds (1975). Rettenmund began his coaching career with the Angels shortly after retiring as a player in 1980. In 1985, his daughter Cynthia appeared on a game show called Break the Bank.

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