Skip to main content

A Big Birthday: Part 1


Yep. I had one of those very big birthdays this past weekend. To celebrate (mildly), I made a few ebay purchases to add to my Cincinnati Reds National Baseball Hall of Famers cards (e.g., Bench, Morgan, etc.) and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famers cards (e.g., Tom Browning, Pete Rose, etc.) to add to my collections.

Heeeeeere's Johnny!
2010 Topps, card #US-330. The red 'C' on the front looks more like a Cubs-shaped logo rather than the Reds traditional wishbone 'C.' Uncorrected error?

 
1993 Ted Williams Memories '75,  card #M16.

2013 Topps Museum Collection, card #29. This card has thicker than normal stock. You'd think in 2013 that Topps would come up with a different photo than the 1993 Ted Williams card above.
 

2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces, card #98.


2015 Panini / Donruss All-Time Diamond Kings, card #13.

1984 Topps - 1983 All-Star, card #22 of 22.

1981 Topps / Coca Cola, card #1.


2001 Upper Deck Hall of Fame Gallery, card #G11.


2003 Topps Gallery, card #20. Love this card!

I have to stop putting the cards on the bottom of the scanner - it keeps cutting the bottoms off - Grrrr!

I still say that Johnny Bench baseball cards are some of the best looking cards around. Happy birthday to me!

Stay well,
CinciCuse Bill

Comments

  1. Replies
    1. Invest with 500$ and get a returns of 5,000$ within seven business working days.
      Why wasting your precious time online looking for a loan? When there is an opportunity for you to invest with 500$ and get a returns of 5,000$ within seven business working days. Contact us now for more information if interested on how you can earn big with just little amount. This is all about investing into Crude Oil and Gas Business.

      Email: totalinvestmentcompany@gmail.com 

      Delete
  2. Happy birthday!

    I always like looking at Johnny Bench cards. Lot of great ones there, although I'm instantly drawn to the '81 Coke card.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you sir. Me too - vintage loves vintage :)

      Delete
  3. Happy birthday! Love that 2010 Topps card. Looks like the photo was taken during the 1972 World Series.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Fuji. I thought the same thing. I fact, I wonder if it might be the famous play where Joe Morgan caught a foul ball behind 1st base, slipped, and threw out Blue Moon Odom, who was pinch running and had tagged up on the play.

      Delete
  4. Happy birthday! Congrats on hitting a "Bench"-mark!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Invest with 500$ and get a returns of 5,000$ within seven business working days.
    Why wasting your precious time online looking for a loan? When there is an opportunity for you to invest with 500$ and get a returns of 5,000$ within seven business working days. Contact us now for more information if interested on how you can earn big with just little amount. This is all about investing into Crude Oil and Gas Business.

    Email: totalinvestmentcompany@gmail.com 

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

National Baseball HoF - Five Reds and Willie!

  A short blog on some recent pickups of National Baseball Hall of Famers and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famers. I really like the colors and art work on the first two cards. National Baseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Ernie Lombardi. 1982 Ernie Lombardi Diamond Classics Big League Collectibles, card #32. National Baseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Edd Roush. 1982 Edd Roush Diamond Classics Big League Collectibles.  National Baseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Johnny Bench. There are no bad cards of this great! 1985 TCMA, #NNO. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Jake Daubert. 1991 1922 American Caramel (E120) Reprint, #NNO. Scanner cut off the front text that reads "Jake Daubert, First Base, Cincinnati Nationals" National Baseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Eppa Rixey. 1991 1922 American Caramel (E120) Reprint, #NNO. Scanner cut off the front text that reads "Eppa Rixey, Pitcher, Cincinnati Nat

Mordecai (Three Fingers) Brown

  After overcoming a serious childhood injury, Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown went on to become one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. He won 239 games over 14 seasons in the majors, and his career ERA, 2.06, is sixth-best all-time. Played for the Reds in 1913 with an 11-12 record and a 2.91 ERA. 2004 National Baseball Hall of Fame Postcard. 1982 Dover Publications Reprints National League, T206, NNO. 2011 Monarch Corona Centennial Reprint Series #13. 1977 Dover Publications Classic Baseball Cards Reprints, #32. 1916 Sporting News (M101-5) Reprint #23. 1990 Interpretive Marketing Baseball Wit #89. 1987 TCMA 1907 Chicago Cubs, #2-1907. 1987 Hygrade All-Time Greats, NNO. 1982 Cramer Baseball Legends Series 3, #71. 1980-87 SSPC HOF Baseball Immortals #56. 1961 Fleer Baseball Greats #11. 1992 The Sporting News Conlon Collection #55.  Thanks for visiting. CinciCuse Bill

Syracuse Area Inventors!

  One of the things I like to do to pass time is click on the players featured on the opening page of Baseball-Reference . Frank Corridon was featured recently, and when I opened up his page I noticed that he had died and was buried in Syracuse, NY, so I looked closer and learned that he may be the inventor of the spitball . According to Baseball-Reference (B-R Bullpen), a "letter from pitcher (and later umpire) George Hildebrand indicates that Hildebrand was with the Providence Grays in 1902 and learned about the spitball from Corridon. He and Corridon experimented together as to the best amount of wetness. At the time, such a pitch was not illegal. When Hildebrand came to the majors, he taught it to others, who in turn taught it to others, and the rest is history." Corridon won 70 games in six big league seasons (1904-1910). In the early 1920s, the Corridon family moved to Syracuse where Frank worked and coached the Central High School baseball team. Corridon died in Syracu