Originally Posted by George Anderson
I appreciate the reponses guys but maybe I am not asking the question well enough.
In my China Cabinet I have..
1) 4 different styles of drinking glasses with the front page of the local newspapers commemorating the 75/76 WS victories.
2) a white plate with stamped autographs from the 76 WS Victories.
3) 2 different style ashtrays featuring the 75/76 victories.
4) A metal serving tray of the 76' Reds.
5) Ice Bucket of the 76' Reds.
6) Knife commemorating the 76 Reds.
7) 2 Pepsi bottles commemorating the 75/76 Reds.
8) 2 Hudepohl cans commemorating the 75/76 Reds.
As far as the 90' Reds they are only represented by a belt buckle. There just are not the same unique things made to pay tribute to that team like the 75/76 team had. Maybe I am wrong but I don't see that Rose, Bench, Morgan etc playing on the team had that much to do with so much more different and unique items being made than what the 90' team had made.
Maybe there really isn't a reason and thats just the way it was!!
MLB took a larger control of marketing after free agency started, prior to that it was more of a regional thing when it came to marketing, as evidenced by serving trays, ice buckets and knife in your list. Also note that the majority of the stuff on your list commemorates 2 WS championship seasons, not just one. That sort of thing creates a larger market than a one season surge team does.