Tuesday, June 12, 2018

BLOG BAT AROUND: red cards for Red Schoendienst


Last week, Collecting Cutch started a Blog Bat Around to honor the recent passing of Red Schoendienst. The idea is pretty simple, just find ten of your favorite "red" cards, and then show 'em off.

I have never participated in one of these before, mostly because they usually seem like they're going to require a lot more effort than I'm willing put forth. This one however seemed like it wasn't going to be just too easy/fun to pass up, so without further ado, here's ten of my favorite "red" cards... seven of which have never been shown here on the blog before:

2012 Panini Cooperstown Signatures Red Schoendienst
This one seemed like a fairly obvious choice.

1949 Bowman Willie Jones RC
This Bat Around gives me a good excuse to show my only card of Puddin' Head again.

1974-75 Topps Bill Walton RC
I'd be remiss if I didn't include the Big Redhead.

1960 Fleer Ted Williams
Teddy Ballgame thinks that this was a "splendid" idea for a Bat Around :)

1955 Bowman Bob St. Clair RC
Had to get at least one football card in to this post.

2008 Topps Chrome Ichiro Trading Card History Refractor
I don't have a ton of Ichiro cards, but this by far my favorite of what I do have.

1952 Topps Look N' See Amelia Earhart
Another redhead... who just also happens to be the most famous person in this post.

1999-00 Skybox E-X  E-Xceptional Tim Duncan
One of my favorite insert sets from the 90's, featuring one of my favorite players as well.

1951 Topps Ringside Max Baer
Bad scan aside, this is a pretty cool card. It's also my only card from the set.

2013 Panini Golden Age Historic Signatures Stan Lee
Saving the best for last? I bought the expired redemption for this card in January of last year for around half the price that the actual card was selling for at that time, and three months later I had this card in hand. People can say what they want about Panini, but there's denying the fact that their the most honorable when it comes to redemptions... especially those of the expired variety. I really love this card, and consider to be one of my better purchases since returning to the hobby.

Thanks to Collecting Cutch for starting the Bat Around, as I had a lot of fun putting this one together. The best part was that it only took me about 15 minutes to find all the cards. I've only seen one other "red" post as of this writing, so hopefully a few more of you will be jumping on board, as I'd really like to see what everyone else can come up with.


Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.

12 comments:

  1. What a nice variety of "red cards" here. The Fleer Ted Williams obviously jumped out at me, but so did the Duncan, Ichiro, and Amelia. I'm glad you're participating in a BBA. I'm probably going to pass on this one, since my two favorite teams wear red lol.

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    1. Why am I not shocked that the Ted Williams would catch your attention! I'm sure you have a few more "red" cards in your collection that aren't from one of your two teams.

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  2. Those are some great cards with tons of variety. Love the Stan Lee Auto!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the variety, as that was what I was going for.

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  3. MY faves: Of course, the Red Schoendienst auto, and Ichiro. I have a red-backed Nomo that I'll include in my group - should I ever get around to actually pulling off the post.

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    1. I hope you find the time to participate :)

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  4. That sure was one sweet group of "red" cards. One would think Ted Williams is more famous than Amelia Earhart but, that could be my Massachusetts home speaking.

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    1. During her time, Amelia might have been the most well known woman in the world. You have to remember that during that era, baseball was primarily still only relevant in the U.S. (and in Japan to some degree), while aviation was a worldwide interest.

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  5. That's easily one of my all-time favorite Ichiro cards.

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    1. I'm sure I haven't even seen anywhere near the majority of his cards, but I still can't imagine there being too many more that are better looking than that one.

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  6. Cool BBA topic. I'm tempted to try it... but I'm pretty backed up with "life". Can't wait to see what other people have to share though.

    You put together quite the list. Kinda makes me wanna go out and chase down another Stan Lee autograph.

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    1. If you're gonna go after another Stan Lee auto, sooner is probably better than later, as he isn't getting any younger.

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