Re: Reds baseball cards websites
[QUOTE=Danny Serafini]I can tell you that there weren't any Kahn's sets in the Big Red Machine era, they were out for a few years in the late 50s or early 60s and didn't come back until around 1986. There were other team sets issued during that time though. Kahn's is my favorite set, because they include cards of Joe Average veteran players that no one else bothers with.
By the way, I know what you mean about Kahns. I've been on a kick of collecting as many members of postseason teams as I can, and I buy a Kahns 1999 Reds set, and despite being released early in the year the set has a pretty darn close completeness of the "Wild Card Play-In" Reds, I don't have it on me but I think only like three are missing, most likely some of the September call ups on the roster for that game.
For some reason I also did the same for the 1994 team who was in first in the NL Central at the time of the strike (I'm extremly liberal, and anal when it comes to consideration for postseason play collections), and also scored a near complete team as well!
Sad thing is, both years fall into the time frame where the card companies really started scaling down on the amount of cards per set, so thats when you started seeing only the main starters, front of the rotation and closers and one or two bench guys really represented, other wise the best bet would be hope that the player you are looking for appears on a multi-player rookie card, or in a high end prospect heavy set like Bowman. Topps is starting to go back into the "Get everyone on cardboard" with their Total brand, so thats a good sign!