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44Magnum
04-26-2007, 11:23 AM
I thought it would be neat for those of us who have collected baseball cards over the years to list what their favorite card(s) is.

My favorite is a 1975 Topps Pete Rose card. I got it in my first pack of cards ever when I was 5. My Dad bought my brother and I a pack and a love affair was born. BTW, he got a Will McEneny card and never really got into collecting.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o174/Ohplayer/pr.jpg

I also really like the 1990 Bowman Eric Davis card. I will use it as my avatar when I gain enough Repuation points.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o174/Ohplayer/ed.jpg

FutureRedsGM
04-26-2007, 11:56 AM
I had a RIDICULOUS amount of these when I was collecting. My favorite player and my favorite card of his:

dabvu2498
04-26-2007, 12:00 PM
http://www.barstoolsports.com/_images/articles/2006/03/22/chris_sabo.jpg

Says it all, doesn't it?

Jefferson24
04-26-2007, 12:02 PM
1969 Topps Bench

cumberlandreds
04-26-2007, 12:03 PM
I don't know what my favorite is but I do remember the first Red I pulled out of a pack. It was a 1971 Ty Cline and I still have it.

redsupport
04-26-2007, 12:12 PM
Angel Bravo by far

Hap
04-26-2007, 01:06 PM
http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/20055067/Images/04187.jpg

Ludwig Reds Fan
04-26-2007, 01:53 PM
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/bo_diaz_autograph.jpg

I dont know if its my favorite or not, but I had about 3 million of these... (without the signature of course) ;)

klw
04-26-2007, 02:31 PM
I always liked the 76 Bench
http://www.baseballcardproject.com/Topps/R/1976/300.jpg

goreds2
04-26-2007, 02:41 PM
1971 Chris Short of the Phillies with Pete Rose leading off second base.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1971-Topps-Baseball-Chris-Short-511-NM_W0QQitemZ150094539356QQcmdZViewItem

Redlegs
04-26-2007, 06:03 PM
I always liked the 76 Bench
http://www.baseballcardproject.com/Topps/R/1976/300.jpg
My favorite Reds card of all time. I remember opening the pack purchased from King Kwik and screaming. My mom almost wrecked as she thought I had hurt myself. I was 7 years old.

I also love the '76 Pete Rose.

vic715
04-26-2007, 06:15 PM
The 1st one I remember most is a 1959 Gus Bell. Thats the year I started my collection. Which like a dummy I sold in 1980.

Razor Shines
04-26-2007, 06:39 PM
I don't know why but I always liked these two:

http://www.baseballcardproject.com/Topps/R/1990/260.jpg

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/850436c0c1.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

I guess because those are the World Series year.

Doro
04-26-2007, 06:53 PM
the Davis one is my fav

I don't know why but I always liked these two:

http://www.baseballcardproject.com/Topps/R/1990/260.jpg

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/850436c0c1.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

I guess because those are the World Series year.

RANDY IN INDY
04-26-2007, 07:15 PM
I have a several.

1957 Ted Kluszewski
1965 Pete Rose
1967 Vada Pinson
1969 Lee May
1969 Gary Nolan
1970 Johnny Bench
1970 Tony Perez
1971 Dave Concepcion
1971 Sparky Anderson
1972 Tony Perez
1975 Joe Morgan
1975 Ken Griffey

Will
04-26-2007, 09:16 PM
My first gambling experience was flipping cards against the wall while living in Amelia, OH as a kid in the early 70s. It was tough to get someone to put up Rose, Bench or any other member of the Machine to flip for. Back then we didn't know that the bent corners killed the value of the card.:)
My favorite:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/WilsonKevin/bench.jpg

Always Red
04-26-2007, 09:21 PM
Will, that's one of the best! Thanks for sharing, so I can download the pic!

Will
04-26-2007, 09:25 PM
NP, here's a better image :)
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/WilsonKevin/benchbest.jpg

TheBigLebowski
04-26-2007, 09:48 PM
Eric Davis is my all-time fave player. Gotta go with his rookie card which, I could not afford for a long time as a young kid.

http://shop.com.edgesuite.net/ccimg.catalogcity.com/200000/205800/205823/products/9247599.jpg

redsupport
04-26-2007, 10:53 PM
Do you have a Dom Zanni?

Always Red
04-26-2007, 10:59 PM
Do you have a Dom Zanni?

post'em if you've got them, brother!

Will
04-26-2007, 11:05 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/WilsonKevin/dom.jpg

Always Red
04-26-2007, 11:18 PM
Will, that is so strong; on demand!!

Will
04-26-2007, 11:18 PM
Goooooooooooogle !!!!

redsupport
04-26-2007, 11:32 PM
amazing I bet Zanni could pitch the eighth better than Saarloss, but do you have a Scott Bankhead?

Will
04-26-2007, 11:35 PM
Will Tallulah do ?
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/WilsonKevin/Bankhead.jpg

redsupport
04-26-2007, 11:39 PM
Tallulah was a great closer

Will
04-26-2007, 11:43 PM
Led the league in past balls though :eek:

bucksfan
04-26-2007, 11:48 PM
'67 Perez is the favorite I own

mroby85
04-27-2007, 12:38 AM
http://tjhcards.com/cardpics/07BBToppsHer/card-224.jpg

this is one of my favorites, i really like this set.

its the 2007 topps heritage, but its a remake of the 1958 topps set.

savafan
04-27-2007, 02:00 AM
I always liked this one:

http://www.cubacollectibles.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/PerezT-4.jpg

RadfordVA
04-27-2007, 04:27 AM
I always liked this one:

http://www.cubacollectibles.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/PerezT-4.jpg

nice selection. I remember they use to list this card in beckett just because it had eric on it, tony's cards werent listed this late in his career. they would list it as w/ eric davis. my favorite is 1985 fleer eric davis. i just love the amount of red on the card. Ah i loved collecting cards in the 80's and early 90's before inserts ruined the hobby for me. http://i5.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/9b/00/85bd_1.JPG

RedsBaron
04-27-2007, 07:24 AM
I first became a Reds fan in 1966, and Pete Rose was my favorite player. My favorite card will probably always be a 1966 Rose, of which I got several. I can still remember how happy I was the first time I opened up a pack of Topps cards and found a Rose card there. I still have all my Rose cards.

44Magnum
04-27-2007, 09:26 AM
That card is sweet!


I always liked this one:

http://www.cubacollectibles.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/PerezT-4.jpg

44Magnum
04-27-2007, 09:29 AM
I'm not trying to nitpick or anything, but that is a 1985 Topps card. In case anyone is trying to find one.

I'm with you though. I couldn't afford them either at the time.



Eric Davis is my all-time fave player. Gotta go with his rookie card which, I could not afford for a long time as a young kid.

http://shop.com.edgesuite.net/ccimg.catalogcity.com/200000/205800/205823/products/9247599.jpg

44Magnum
04-27-2007, 09:29 AM
I appreciate everyone posting cards. I love seeing them all!

jmble
04-27-2007, 10:29 AM
Okay, the first one is just something that I really liked because he was my favorite player during the time. It still hurts me to think that he was traded instead of Barry Larkin. Only a little though. :)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g126/jmble/Stillwell.jpg

This one is my favorite card ever, and certainly the best I own. Even though he wasn't a Red at the time of the card....

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g126/jmble/griffey.jpg

Mr.MojoRisin
04-27-2007, 01:04 PM
I always liked this one:

http://www.cubacollectibles.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/PerezT-4.jpg

I love that one. Used to have it. Always loved the 86 Pete Rose one also.

http://forums.collectors.com/attachments/PSA%2010%2086%20rosepic2.jpg

Always Red
04-27-2007, 07:31 PM
NP, here's a better image :)
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/WilsonKevin/benchbest.jpg

Hey, is Johnny wearing #53 in that baseball card???

Northern Dancer
04-27-2007, 10:46 PM
Here is an image of the first Reds baseball card I collected: 1974 Johnny Bench. I currently have two copies of it; one is the American Topps card and the other is the similar (but not exact) Canadian O.P.C. card. Add the fact that Bench is perhaps my favourite Reds player of all time and its no surprise that I have a soft spot for these cards.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i146/reds1-logos/My%20Manitoba%20Prairie%20League%20Universe/JohhnyBench1974.jpg

MrCinatit
04-29-2007, 11:07 AM
This one has a story behind it:

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9119/b81bst1.jpg

(NOTE: that is not my scan - that comes from eBay. I really need to scan my cards again).
That, as you might know, is a Nick Esasy Topps rookie, 1984.
For the late '80s and early '90s, I worked in a baseball card shop with one of the worst business-sense men who were ever in the biz.
Meanwhile, there were a couple of brothers who cut hair in Piqua who seemed to consistently have this guy's number. They bought Andy Van Slyke cards from him cheap, and sold them back to him at higher prices before Van Slyke's career tanked. This was one of many examples.
When Nick went to Boston, they gobbled his cards off of Tony for literally pennies on the dollar. They bought literally hundreds of them - especially the more expensive 1984 Fleer card.
Of course, Tony wanted nothing more than to get back at the barber brothers for constantly getting the better of him.
One bright, sunny April day, his chance came. That day, the brothers bought in all of their Nick Esasky cards. All of them. Tony was thrilled. He traded for them, he sold for them - he traded them 200 black and white Bo Jackson Score cards that were going for a bundle at the time. He literally gave away hundreds of dollars in cards and cash for those Esasky cards. He was bouncing on his stool in attempts to hide his joy as I watched the transaction, my mouth open in disbelief.
Finally, the barber brothers left the store. Tony turned to me and said "Did you see that? I finally got even with those guys - I whacked them! I whacked them good! I got all their Esasky cards, he's with Atlanta and he's going to have his best season yet - you watch."
Finally, I snapped out of my stupor. "Tony...you know Nick Esasky is probably out for the year because he has vertigo, right? His career might be over."
Tony almost fell off the stool. I won't repeat what he said, but it was not kind, and he vowed to never deal with the barber brothers again.
To top it off, he did, later that year - when the brothers sold all of their B&W Bo's to him at full market value...shortly before Score announced they were upping their production for cards that year.
One year later, he was out of business. The Shelby County sheriff's department confiscated the cards he left in the shop - most which consisted of 1988 Donruss and literally more than 200,000 1988 Upper Deck Tim Belcher cards he got in another transaction.

savafan
04-29-2007, 01:39 PM
I probably went to that card shop when I was growing up...

SteveJRogers
05-01-2007, 09:18 PM
http://i5.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/76/f6/2e_1_b.JPG
Couple of future HOFers, not sure if this was a pre game or post game, looks like Seaver wants no part of it, while Bench is being a camera hog!

Eric_Davis
05-02-2007, 03:14 PM
NP, here's a better image :)
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/WilsonKevin/benchbest.jpg


What's so cool is that the card was taken in spring training. You can see the billboards in the background.

Eric_Davis
05-02-2007, 03:29 PM
Eric Davis is my all-time fave player. Gotta go with his rookie card which, I could not afford for a long time as a young kid.

http://shop.com.edgesuite.net/ccimg.catalogcity.com/200000/205800/205823/products/9247599.jpg

Had a zillion of these.

I preferred the Donruss '85.

The month that Eric Davis was on the cover of Sports Illustrated after his 3 GrandSlams in May of '87, I paid for an entire trip to the Bay Area by taking down with me about 6 '85 Donruss Rookies, 8 '86 Fleer Rookies and 15 '86 Topps rookies. Walked into a Sports Card Convention, sold them for high book, and had a really good time on Eric Davis. That was the peak of his career as injuries took their toll (and Paul Brown wouldn't let the REDS put grass into Riverfront...Damn him! :angry: )


For about 5 years ('86-'90), I carried an '87 Eric Davis card in my wallet as inspiration as I always loved his fortitude. And, in '86 I placed an '86 Pete Rose card in my sock for inpiration because he always hustled and never gave up for anything anytime.

They did inspire me.

RANDY IN INDY
05-02-2007, 05:33 PM
What's so cool is that the card was taken in spring training. You can see the billboards in the background.

I believe that a great number of cards were taken in spring training in that era.

MrCinatit
05-02-2007, 07:54 PM
I probably went to that card shop when I was growing up...

T&G's Sports Cards on Ash Street, right next to the field house and track. The place was, in all seriousness, a dump. The business was actually inside a house, complete with noisy people living up stairs.
I cannot remember the name of the place he had in Sidney - and the name of the street escapes me, as well. It was also a dump - a converted gas station.

RedsManRick
05-02-2007, 08:58 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a193/ironsij0287/blarkin.jpg

My hero :-P

Classic 1987 Topps

Rex Argos
05-02-2007, 09:07 PM
http://www.sportscardfun.com/topps-bench.jpg

Bought my first pack of cards in 1972 (I was 6 years old). Got this guy, and Carlton Fisk for 10 cents. Should have stopped collecting right then!

bounty37h
05-03-2007, 12:19 PM
1969 Topps Bench

Jefferson, mine would be the 68 Topps Bench, the split rookie card. Ihad wanted one for a few years when I was little, started collecting in 82. Christmas 86, my dad surprised me and gave me one he picked up at a show. How many on here still collect? I also like that Larkin Fleer card someone listed above^!

savafan
05-03-2007, 12:36 PM
T&G's Sports Cards on Ash Street, right next to the field house and track. The place was, in all seriousness, a dump. The business was actually inside a house, complete with noisy people living up stairs.
I cannot remember the name of the place he had in Sidney - and the name of the street escapes me, as well. It was also a dump - a converted gas station.

Yeah...I traded that guy a 1961 Clemente for a truckload of Gregg Jefferies rookie cards, because, you know, Jefferies was a can't miss, right? :help:

bucksfan2
05-03-2007, 12:46 PM
I still collect a little. I usually go on ebay and search for deals. My best cards are a Frank Robinson rookie, 1933 Eppa Rixey, and 34 Ernie Lombardi.

Always Red
05-03-2007, 01:13 PM
What's so cool is that the card was taken in spring training. You can see the billboards in the background.

I don't think Johnny is wearing #5 in that spring training shot, is he?

For the record, that's a 1966 Reds home uni that Johnny's wearing in that ST shot.

crazybob60
05-03-2007, 02:07 PM
Mine was the '87 Topps Eric Davis.

I remember as soon as they released those cards in packs at the store, my Papaw taking me up there and getting a pack and on the trip back to his house I asked him who he thought was going to be good that year. His first response was Eric Davis, and low and behold as soon as he says that, I flip over the next card in my pack and it is Eric Davis. I went nuts.

SteveJRogers
05-03-2007, 10:11 PM
Yeah...I traded that guy a 1961 Clemente for a truckload of Gregg Jefferies rookie cards, because, you know, Jefferies was a can't miss, right? :help:

Heh, hey be fair now. Jefferies probably failed because he couldn't handle New York, he did end up with a pretty nice career. Oh sure he was pretty much the Next Big Thing coming up, and legitimatly so it wasn't the Mets hype.

But yeah, that deal smacks of someone not having true business sense and getting caught up in the late-80's [Beldar Conehead voice]mass quanities[/Beldar Conehead voice] of rookie cards craze.

Always Red
05-03-2007, 10:14 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/WilsonKevin/benchbest.jpg

Does anyone else agree that Johnny Bench is NOT wearing #5 in this baseball card?

That's the first time I have ever seen or noticed that!

SteveJRogers
05-03-2007, 10:18 PM
Does this count as a Reds card ;)

http://www.beckett.com/images/pgitems/286810101.jpg

Actually I'm surprised they didn't have Rose v. Harrelson as the card image.

BTW, the site I got that from lists it as Jon Matlack, that is very much Jerry Koosman though!

savafan
05-04-2007, 12:44 AM
Does anyone else agree that Johnny Bench is NOT wearing #5 in this baseball card?

That's the first time I have ever seen or noticed that!

Looks like maybe #55