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Happy Reds birthday, Dave Van Gorder!

March 27, 1957

Dave Van Gorder was a College Baseball All-American at the University of Southern California in 1978. Skippered by Rod Dedeaux, the Trojans were the 1978 College World Series Champions, and also featured Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz on the mound.


Happy Reds birthday, Candy Sierra!

March 27, 1967

Candy Sierra must have made an impression on the Reds when he pitched two scoreless innings against them on June 6, 1988; two days later, they traded… 47 more words


Contrast And Compare: Greg Gross And Manny Trillo From 1979 Topps / Burger King

During the late 1970’s, I was a baseball card snob who looked down upon anything that didn’t come in wax, cello or rack packs. What a fool I was. 412 more words

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The Final* Pack Of 2017 World Baseball Classic Customs

Well, another World Baseball Classic has come and gone, and even though I didn’t get to watch any of the games, I did follow it all the way through and it’s a bit of an adjustment to go back to laid-back Spring Training games. 686 more words

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Happy Reds birthday, Clayton Lambert!

March 26, 1917

Only two players from Illinois College made it to the majors: Floyd Newkirk pitched one game for the New York Yankees in 1934, and… 10 more words


Happy Reds birthday, Mel Queen!

March 26, 1942

Mel Queen’s dad (also named Mel) played for the Yankees and Pirates. The younger Mel played for the Reds and Angels. Neither really had an enormous impact—son went 20-17, 3.14 ERA in seven years; dad went 27-40, 5.09 in eight years. 21 more words


New Arrival: Luis Gonzalez, of, Arizona Diamondbacks

Another 2006 Allen and Ginter. Very nice looking card. I feel like people are already starting to forget some of the great seasons that he had, mostly since they were overshadowed by the Griffey and McGwire homerun barrages of the late 90’s. 555 more words