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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 Nationals"

National Baseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Edd Roush.
1991 1922 American Caramel (E120) Reprint, #NNO. Scanner cut off the front text that reads "Eddie Roush, Outfield, Cincinnati Nationals"

The following card was one of two cards thrown in by Collectors Zone 407 (linked here) with the Lombardi and Roush Diamond Classic cards shown above. The other was a 1970 Larry Dierker card. It's always nice to have an extra card or two thrown in with a purchase. The Mays Galasso card back has a portion of a collage of Mays cards through the years, Now I want to get the rest of the cards just to put the whole collage together!
1984 Galasso Willie Mays, card #73.

Stay well,

CinciCuse Bill


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Welcome to my first post!

My Story:
I started collecting sports cards back in 1970 when I was about 9-yrs old. If I recall correctly, the first packs I opened in 70 and 71 contained a card of Pete Rose. Rose became my favorite player because of his hustle and desire to win, and he was one of the main cogs of the Cincinnati Reds Big Red Machine, my favorite team. (I still consider Rose to be one of the best players ever, but I have no respect for what he has done outside of the white lines)

I collected a lot of cards up until mid 1975 which is when my interests changed, but I never got rid of those cards (nor were they thrown away by mom or dad, thankfully). I got back into collecting, on and off, from the mid 80's up to this day, but only baseball cards.

Over the years, I realized I had a fairly decent collection of player cards from those days and started to organize my collection into a few groups, mostly cards of members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Syracuse Base…