I started making these early in the season, then took a several-month break because the team was so frustrating. I tried to start back up after the All-Star break, but it was really hard to get motivated to do the full roster.
I’m not going to make an individual post for each card like I usually do. It was not a fun season, and I have no interest in re-living it. Instead, I will post by position, starting with pitchers. I think I got all the big names, but if I’m missing any let me know and I’ll throw it together.
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!
January 4, 1990
Cincinnati signed pitcher Raisel Iglesias to a seven-year, $27-million contract through 2020. In two big league seasons, he has posted a 6-9 record with a 3.42 ERA.