Re: 70's & 90's Memorabilia
As Danny Serafini the Big Red Machine was a dominant team throughout the 1970s, with the most wins of any team in that decade. Even before they peaked and won the 1975-76 World Championships they were a post-season fixture, with titles predicted for them every spring.
The BRM also featured players who were both better and more famous than anyone on the 1990 Reds. By Bill James Win Shares method, the three players who had the most Win Shares in the 1970s were Morgan, Bench and Rose; no other team has ever had the top three Win Shares players for a decade.
Johnny Bench had been one the more well known and popular players ever since his rookie year, traveling with Bob Hope's Christmas visits to the troops, appearing on countless magazine covers, and being called the best catcher in history by age 22.
Pete Rose was arguably the best known player in the game, rivaled only in notriety and self-promotion by Reggie Jackson, and easily the best interview around.
Joe Morgan was remarkably articulate, as benefited a future broadcaster, and simply the best player in the game for about five straight seasons.
The 1990 Reds had no one like that trio.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."