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hebroncougar
03-07-2007, 06:03 PM
Any mementos you have that you treasure more than others??? I have one, my mom bought it for me at a flea market, garage sale, or small time sports shop. It's a huge wooden plaque kinda thing, and in the shape of a baseball field is the card for the 1990 Reds, where they started in the field (I.E. Sabo at 3b, Larkin is in the SS position, etc.). She bought if for me in 1991, and passed away in 1992. I'll never give that thing up, it hangs in my living room today.

westofyou
03-07-2007, 06:10 PM
Favorite Reds "Treasure"?

The memory of the 1976 season, pure domination.

cacollinsmba
03-07-2007, 06:21 PM
The fact that Grandma didn't throw out Dad's baseball card collection. Among other things, I have a Johnny Bench rookie card to show for it. :)

Ben
03-07-2007, 06:29 PM
I have alot of Reds treasures...it's the theme to my room (well sorta, half Bengals, half Reds). My favorite is the picture I have of the Big Red Machine including Sparky Anderson holding bats that is signed by Sparky and Tony Perez. I'd like to get it signed by all members but that's unlikely. Other favorites include a framed picture of the Nasty Boys, the McFarlane figures (2 Griffey's, Dunn, and eventually Johnny Bench), a wool banner honoring the Reds championships, and a Griffey Jr autographed baseball.

I'm also working on completing a yearly Reds team set of Topps cards starting from 1958 to now. It's extremely difficult to find the key rookies (especially Pete Rose) on a college student's salary. But one day I'll get it finished! Go Reds

RANDY IN INDY
03-07-2007, 06:40 PM
All my Reds baseball cards, and a 1969 Mitchell and Ness Reds home jersey, #5.

Hap
03-07-2007, 09:54 PM
signed at redsfest

jmcclain19
03-07-2007, 10:51 PM
I have one - and it has no value to anyone else but myself.

It's a window decal (one of those lick 'em & stick 'em types) that I've had since I was in kindergarten. It's no bigger than the size of a wallet and is of the Reds Wishbone"C" with Mr. Red in it.

I got it at Riverfront on a trip back to see some family. I brought it home and stuck it on my window - and ever since I've shown it off in every domicile I've ever lived in since. Bear in mind that I'm 27 now - so that's well over two decades of travel and dozens of new windows. I've made it a practice over the last few years to stick it in my office, and every time I move that is always one of the first items in the new house.

It probably costs a buck at the most but the fact that I've had it for so long means more than anything.

vaticanplum
03-07-2007, 10:52 PM
I have one - and it has no value to anyone else but myself.

It's a window decal (one of those lick 'em & stick 'em types) that I've had since I was in kindergarten. It's no bigger than the size of a wallet and is of the Reds Wishbone"C" with Mr. Red in it.

I got it at Riverfront on a trip back to see some family. I brought it home and stuck it on my window of every domicile I've ever lived in since. Bear in mind that I'm 27 now - so that's well over two decades of travel and dozens of new windows. I've made it a practice over the last few years to stick it in my office, and every time I move that is always one of the first items in the new house.

It probably costs a buck at the most but the fact that I've had it for so long means more than anything.

:)

guttle11
03-07-2007, 10:55 PM
The 1990 World Championship Wheaties Box

Eric Davis autographed baseball

marcshoe
03-07-2007, 10:56 PM
I have a Reds bobblehead bought June 28, 1975 (the Reds beat the Padres in 10 innings on a George Foster homer). Also a Reds lamp with a base made of baseballs with emblems and a batting helmet shade bought about the same time. It's pretty beat up, but I still have it.

Caseyfan21
03-07-2007, 11:00 PM
I was at the last game at Riverfront and as the game was winding down my friend and I decided we wanted something to remember the stadium by. He ripped off one of the men's room signs on the Red level. There were several others doing this and by the time the game ended you couldn't tell which bathroom was which because all the signs were gone. He thought it out because he could slip the sign in his pocket and was good to go. I decided to go after a bigger prize, the stadium alcohol policy sign. It's a sign that displays all of the alcohol rules for the stadium and has a Budweiser logo and Reds logo. I took my jersey off and wrapped it around it to sneak it out past security and somehow it worked.

So the next winter at Redsfest I took my sign along to get some autographs. I ended up getting Larkin, Casey, Dunn, Kearns, and Boone, basically all of the big starters from the last year except Griffey (still would like to get him on it too). At Redsfest the sign never failed to crack the players up. I remember Dunn getting up from the line to go over and get a cop to arrest me for stealing. The cop took one look at it and said "That's pretty cool, I'm jealous." Lark just saw it and asked me how the heck I managed to get it. Casey also got a good chuckle out of it.

While I have autographs from some of the BRM and a 4192 poster signed by Pete, this means the most to me because of my history with it. The value this thing would have on say Ebay pales in comparison to the memories of the last game and my efforts to get it. Second to this is probably my Riverfront seat back, Red seat #11, signed by Barry Larkin.

George Anderson
03-07-2007, 11:30 PM
Well I am a guy that has about every single collectible possible from the BRM era. Before I got married my house was a museum to the BRM, but a funny thing happened when i got married my wife didnt share the same desire to have her house as a baseball museum. :rolleyes:

But any way some of my favorites are

1) A actual lineup card that was posted on the dugout wall during a 1976 game. I paid big bucks on ebay for it and it is authentic no doubt.

2) A "Budweiser salutes the 1990 World Champion Cincinnati Reds" mirror.

3) A autographed "Sporting News" with the BRM starting eight all surrounding Sparky.

4) Probally 30 -40 different magazine covers all framed from the BRM era. My favorite is the 1975 WS "Sports Illustrated" photo with Mc Enaney hugging Bench on the cover. Damn nice cover!!!

5) A Johnny Bench foul ball I caught that in a 1978 game that hit my knee and I later retrieved, I was so excited that I became sick to my stomach and couldnt go to school the next day...true story.


6) Numerous BRM posters...I still have the posters from that era even thought they are old and crumpled from years of hanging on my wall growing up. They arent worth diddly but I just cant pitch em.

7) A simple Cincinnati Reds pennant my grandparents brought me when I was 6 years old. It was the very first Reds item I had ever received and while it is very faded and dingy, it currently is hanging on the wall of my eight month old sons room.:)

foxfire123
03-08-2007, 12:00 AM
For me it's a giant poster of the 1990 Reds showing the 6 All Stars Dibble, Sabo, Larkin, Charlton, Davis and Myers. Hubby may disagree and pick one of his Rose or Bench items. :) We picked up this already framed poster at a junk shop for $10 about 8 years ago.

Also like the early 70's felt pennant we picked up at a flea market a few years ago.

Ron Madden
03-08-2007, 04:45 AM
Memories of what once was... and could be again.

joeredleg
03-08-2007, 07:55 AM
I have a signed BRM 1975 baseball. the whole team is on it.

bomarl1969
03-08-2007, 08:08 AM
1. My authentic Barry Larkin and Pete Rose jerseys.
2. I have an awesome statue of Johnny Bench, fielding a pop up.
3. 1990 World Champion picture.
4. An autographed Jose Rijo ticket stub that I received at a Florida Marlins game when I sat near the bullpen.
5. A 1975 Big Red Machine team statue with all starters and Spraky on the wood.

Most of these gifts were given to me from my Dad.

bigredbunter
03-08-2007, 11:34 AM
My collection of every Riverfront/Cinergy/GAB ticket stub from games I attended going back to 1987...That first ticket brings back memories of Dave Parker being plunked in the fist inning by some pitcher for the Astros (I'm thinking it was Larry Anderson, though, I could be mistaken). Big Dave charged the mound, cleared the benches and took the pitcher head-on--That was my 1st Reds game--I told my dad, man, if this is baseball, I want it.

SunDeck
03-08-2007, 11:35 AM
"Charlie Hustle" trophy from my knothole "D" year, 1973. Signed by Pete on the bottom.

westofyou
03-08-2007, 11:36 AM
"Charlie Hustle" trophy from my knothole "D" year, 1973. Signed by Pete on the bottom.

Remember the fights you'd have to go through to get assigned number 14?

bounty37h
03-08-2007, 11:37 AM
I have a ton as well. My list of fav's would be:
My BRM collection. This is the team I learned baseball on, and became a catcher after watching Bench. I have tons-started collecting in 1981-82, but mainly my ball collection, 12 balls so far signed by individual members of the BRM years. I am also working on a jersey for each starter of that era, so far have Bench, Rose, Morgan, Foster, and Concepcion. My next treasured item is the jerseys that KittyDuran sent me:) I got married in Dec, and she sent me a couple jerseys, one for me, and one for my wife!!!! I love them for many reasons, but the fact a fellow Reds fan was so thoughtful, and the fact I cant wait to wear them to a game with my wife excites me. Outside of those, my photos I have taken at Spring Training-many auto'ed, and trinkets throughout the years that are all in one room of my house (my wife allows me my museum :).

redsupport
03-08-2007, 11:39 AM
A reds yearbook with Jim Duffalo

Jeffro35744
03-08-2007, 11:50 AM
A Foul tipped ball my dad caught off of Geranimo (sp) on opening day 1979. The ball was pitched by Vida Blue. Also up there is a signed black George Foster bat (The ones they gave away on bat day)

Dracodave
03-08-2007, 12:23 PM
Dunn graded rookie (9.5)
Casey graded rookie (indians jersey)
Homer bailey autograph rookie
Pena rookie (reds jersey)
Kearns rookie
Chris denorfia rookie
Countless griffey jr rookies
Todd coffey autograph ticket stub. (2)

My real treause is a bat/jersey/autograph card of Sean Casey.

bucksfan2
03-08-2007, 02:51 PM
I have a bat that season ticket holders were given in the 70's. Its a reds bad from around the 77 season or so with all the names carved into it. I also have a 1934 Ernie Lombardi card.

zombie-a-go-go
03-08-2007, 02:59 PM
My wife gave me a baseball autographed by the entire 1976 BRM that sits on my mantle. Apparently she used to babysit for someone in Bench's family, and that's where she got it; I dunno. :dunno:

Other than that, a picture of my daughters at the first Reds game I ever took them to.

redsmetz
03-08-2007, 03:35 PM
An autographed Johnny Vander Meer baseball - signed with one "n" in his first name - plus the dates of his no hitters 6/11/38 and 6/15/38. Also one Hudy Delight 1976 commemorative beer can.

Enrico Pallazzo
03-08-2007, 08:57 PM
my soon to come dick pole jersey

RedsBaron
03-09-2007, 06:20 AM
A couple of posters just mentioned their memories, a "treasure" I also have. The BRM from the 1972-76 era is so vivid in my mind.
As for more tangible items, I would include all my Reds baseball cards, most of which are actually from the 1965-71 time frame, all my Reds yearbooks from 1967-78, a scorecard signed by Rose, Bench and Perez, a 1975 Reds World Champions Pepsi bottle (still unopened), and photos. The one item that was lost along the way that I really wish I had was a red baseball glove, a Pete Rose model, that I had back around 1970.

creek14
03-09-2007, 06:33 AM
Mine is just a memory.

My dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor in Feb 88. He was able to go to one game that summer. And he could only make it to the 7th before he was too weak and we had to leave.

I can replay every momement of that game in my head like a movie you've seen hundreds of times.

He died 26Jan89.

chettt
03-09-2007, 08:48 AM
My top items are:

1. The Cincinnati Enquirer Thursday September 12, 1985 signed by Pete.

2. The ticket stub from my first game, Sunday July 21, 1963

3. Team photo of the first Little League team that I played on. Wilson's Pharmacy - Anderson, IN (1960)

4. Photo of my grandfather in baseball uniform - circa 1920

edabbs44
03-09-2007, 08:50 AM
I have a '68 Reds yearbook autographed by Bench when I met him. Thrill of a lifetime.

When I met him, I asked "You retired with 389 HRs. How come you didn't go for 400?"

His answer: "I didn't play the game for numbers....like Pete."

That was back in 1984 or somewhere around there.

I have to find that thing...

bounty37h
03-09-2007, 11:33 AM
Mine is just a memory.

My dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor in Feb 88. He was able to go to one game that summer. And he could only make it to the 7th before he was too weak and we had to leave.

I can replay every momement of that game in my head like a movie you've seen hundreds of times.

He died 26Jan89.

Creek, I think you trumped us with our physical possesions, I like your memory more then anyhting on my shelf, great job!!!!!!

zombielady
03-13-2007, 11:58 AM
the picture of my girls at a game... and the mini bats my husband brought home to me from opening day year before last...

Phhhl
03-13-2007, 12:03 PM
1966 autographed Reds Team Ball
Reds cap signed by Marty
1990 World Championship Mug

Coffeybro
03-13-2007, 02:24 PM
1 Game ball from Todd's first professional game (Billings Mustangs).
2 Todd's Mustangs Uniform given to me by a co-worker in my company with ties to the GM of the Mustangs.
3 2005 Game Ball from my first trip to Chicago and Wrigley field in which Todd got the win in extra innings.

Yachtzee
03-13-2007, 03:45 PM
Cincinnati Reds insulated beer mug from the BRM era. My grandfather had a beermeister in which he kept a keg of Hudy or Little Kings or Christian Moerlein or Oldenburg on tap. He believed in supporting local breweries. When I was a teenager, my family felt it was okay if I drank beer and joined the grownups at the big table. I would always grab a Reds mugs from the freezer. I usually had to get there before my uncle to get one. I spent many times either sitting in front of the TV watching the Reds or hanging out in the kitchen, talking with my Grandpa Frank, having a beer with that mug. One of the last times I visited him before he had to go to the nursing home was back in 2001, that first game of the Return of Prime Time, when Deion Sanders went 3 for 3 and hit a home run. My Grandpa said he looked like the only major league ballplayer out there playing for the Reds, other than Larkin.