Sunday, February 28, 2010

1978 MSA Wiffle Ball

Not to be confused with the 77 issue this one came in 2 formats 5 players to a wiffle ball box 3 on the outside and 2 on the inside.  Plus some were 2 on the cardboard packaging for the bats those are generally come with 2 folds on them.




The balls were issued in Regular, Softball and Junior size one could surmise that less popular sizes of products might lead to some lesser quantities of certain cards. That's why it is important to understand how these cards were distributed.  As of now 12 cards are unknown how distributed most likely 2 boxes and 1 bat still exist.

Here is a 77 vs 78 just to tell them apart the backs are different.



Here is the current checklist


Ball Size Player card facing





Junior Outside –  Bert Campaneris Dave Lopes Mark Fidrych
Inside –  Rennie Stennett Dave Kingman




Baseball Outside –  Wayne Garland Frank Tanana Tony Perez
Inside –  Larry Hisle Jim Rice




Baseball Outside –  Randy Moffitt Gary Maddox Ted Simmons
Inside –  John Mayberry Ellie Rodriguez




Baseball Outside-  Lou Brock Dave Concepcion Mike Schmidt
Inside –  Fred Lynn Dave Parker




Baseball Outside-  Bert Blyleven Richie Zisk Lee May
Inside –  Von Joshua Ralph Garr




Baseball Outside-  Buddy Bell Willie Stargell Gene Tenace
Inside –  Manny Sanguillen Greg Luzinski




Baseball Outside-  Tom Seaver Craig Nettles Jon Matlack
Inside –  Manny Trillo Sixto Lezcano




Baseball Outside-  Jorge Orta Vida Blue John Montefusco
Inside –  Pete Rose Carlton Fisk




Baseball Outside-  Thurman Munson Steve Garvey Joe Rudi
Inside –  Jose Cardenal Jim Spencer




Softball Outside-  Sal Bando Jeff Burroughs Bob Watson
Inside –  Jim Hunter Gary Matthews




Softball Outside-  Luis Tiant Cesar Cedeno Jerry Koosman
Inside –  Butch Wynegar Bill North




Softball Outside-  George Bett Dave Cash Ray Burris
Inside –  John Candelaria Ron LeFlore




Bat/Ball  Andy Messersmith Al Oliver




Bat/Ball  Chris Chambliss Gaylord Perry




Bat/Ball  Dennis Eckersley Bill Buckner




Bat/Ball  Reggie Jackson Tug McGraw




Bat/Ball  Rollie Fingers George Foster




Bat/Ball  Steve Carlton Reggie Smith




Bat/Ball  Nolan Ryan Ron Cey




Bat/Ball  Joe Morgan Hal McRae




Unidentified Packaging

Johnny Bench


Bobby Bonds


Rod Carew


Don Gullett


Al Hrabosky


Randy Jones


Ed Kranepool


Bake McBride


Jim Palmer


Steve Rogers


Rusty Staub


Carl Yastrzemski








Thursday, February 25, 2010

1993 Pocket Pages Pogs

These pogs/cards were a bonus promo in the June 1993 Pocket Pages show guide.  3 3/4" x 8 1/4" with each pog measuring 1 3/4" in diameter. Blank on the back. Pogs are die-cut but still attached to the cardboard.

Complete checklist -


Shaquille O'Neill 
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Ryne Sandberg
Chris Webber
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Frank Thomas
Mario Lemieux 
Emmitt Smith

1993-1994 Pocket Pages

Similar to previous years these issued 3 to a strip with 2 strip per magazine have a foil prism type top logo.



Promos were also issued at larger sports card shows with promo banner in upper left corner and free sample on the back
Promos were also handed out at the 1994 Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo in Anaheim, CA July 19 - 24, 1994 different back numbered /500   
Here's the checklist - it's incomplete so any help please post

43
Chris Webber
May-93
44
Shaquille O'Neal

45
Manon Rheaume

46



47
Mike Piazza

48
Michael Jordan 

49
Teemu Selanne 
Jun-93
50
Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Webber

51
Wayne Gretzky

52a
Joe Montana 

52b
Nolan Ryan

53
Manon Rheaume

54
Anfernee Hardaway 

55
Nolan Ryan  
Jul-93
56
Nolan Ryan and Michael Jordan

57
Shaquille O'Neal

58a
Michael Jordan 

58b
Wayne Gretzky

59
Troy Aikman

60
Emmitt Smith
Aug-93
61
Rick Mirer

62



63
Shaquille O'Neal

64
Michael Jordan 

65
Frank Thomas
Sep-93
66
Emmitt Smith

67



68



69
Eric Lindros

70



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

1992-1993 Pocket Pages



The 92-93 Pocket Pages were issued as in 91 3 to a strip with 2 strips in the pocket pages magazine about CA shows.  They expanded the variations however there is a copper version and silver version with silver being rarer.
They also promoted at various shows and handed the cards out with different show backs numbered to 500

Promos were also issued with Free Sample on the Back
Promos were also issued from the Labor Day show in L.A. in 1993 different back numbered out of 500
Promos were also issued from the Gibraltar Trade Center Show, Sept. 17-19 1993 different back numbered out of 500
Promos were also issued show in Pittsburgh October 8 - 10, 1993 different back numbered out of 500
Pasadena CA Expo Card Sports Collector's Card Expo 1992
And finally in the mix there are 4 Bonus card promos


Here is the complete checklist -
1
Magic Johnson
Oct-92
2
Tim Hardaway

3
Chuck Knoblach

4
Thurman Thomas

5
Emmitt Smith

6
Wayne Gretzky

7
Will Clark
Nov-92
8
Eric Davis

9
Luc Robitaille

10
Pat Falloon 

11
Billy Owens 

12
David Justice

13
Nolan Ryan
Dec-92
14
Phil Plantier

15
Robin Ventura

16
Roger Clemens

17
Larry Johnson

18
Michael Jordan

19
Brett Hull
Jan-93
20
Gary Sheffield

21
Eric Karros

22
David Robinson

23
Robin Yount

24
George Brett

25
Warren Moon
Feb-93
26
Jerry Rice

27
Tony Gwynn

28
Barry Sanders

29
Ken Griffey, Jr.

30
Shaquille O'Neal 

31
Ryne Sandberg
Mar-93
32
Shaquille O'Neal 

33
Frank Thomas

34
Pavel Bure

35
Emmitt Smith 

36
Cal Ripken, Jr.

37
Mario Lemieux
Apr-93
38
Shaquille O'Neal 

39
Troy Aikman

40
Alonzo Mourning

41
Manon Rheaume 

42
Chris Webber

BC1 (Promo) Shaquille O'Neal 

BC2
Eric Lindros

BC3
Michael Jordan 

BC4
Cal Ripken, Jr.


1991 Pocket Pages

Wanted to highlight this uncatalogued set.  It was produced in 3 card strips with 2 in each magazine from Oct 91-Dec.  The pocket page magazine ran with cards from 91-94 with 3 distinct styles the 91 version, 92-93 version and 93-94.  The magazine itself was about the CA collector shows so it wasn't distributed to a wide audience.  The checklist below is incomplete so if anyone can fill the holes please let me know will highlight the other years in the future.

#
Name Notes
1
Bob Gibson Oct
2
Pete Rose
3
Darryl Strawberry
4
Dennis Martinez
5
Dave Winfield
6
Jose Canseco
7
Frank Thomas  Nov
8
Rickey Henderson 
9
Brett Butler 
10


11
Will Clark
12
David Justice
13

Dec
14
Bo Jackson
15


16
Joe Montana
17


18


Monday, February 22, 2010

1987 DuPont


Another uncatalogued set issued in 1987 they are 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 in size issued at various agricultural events.  The backs offer some info on dupont agriculture items and some are blank backed.  A pretty scarce item since they were issued at a very non baseball event not many were held onto.

Here's the checklist


Pete Rose
Stan Musial
Willie Mays
Harmon Killebrew

Friday, February 19, 2010

1979 KYW Philadelphia Phillies Book Covers

Going to break away from the Reds and highlight the SGA (Stadium Giveaway) of the Phillies issued to fans attending the Aug 20-22 games.  They are large book covers 18 1/2 x 13 for the younger crowd not sure if still done in schools but they were meant to cover school books to protect them rather big deal in the 70s and 80s.  They all were issued with 1 fold on the spine due to their size to make them easier to hand out.  Two players are on each cover along with a facsimile autograph.

Checklist -


Mike Schmidt - Rawley Eastwick
Steve Carlton - Tim McCarver
Greg Luzinski - David martin
Bob Boone - Mike Allen
Larry Christenson - Randy Lerch
Garry Maddox - Del Unser
Bake McBride - Dick Ruthven
Nino Espinosa - Ron Reed
Frank McGraw - Derrel Harrelson
Larry Bowa - Greg Gross
Jesus Manny Trillo - James Doug Bird
Warren Brusstar - Pete Rose

Thursday, February 18, 2010

1967 Cincinnati Enquirer Meet your Reds

The last of the enquirer set of the 60's named Meet your Reds and were 2 3/4 x 7 1/4" newspaper clippings.  Uncatalogued also but I have passed the info along to SCD for inclusion one day.
12-Mar
Dave Bristol MGR
13-Mar
Pete Rose
14-Mar
Leo Cardenas
15-Mar
John Edwards
16-Mar
Vida Pinson
17-Mar
Jim Maloney
18-Mar
Tommy Harper
19-Mar
Art Shamsky
20-Mar
Lee May
21-Mar
Deron Johnson
22-Mar
Tommy Helms
23-Mar
Milt Pappas
24-Mar
Bill McCool
25-Mar
Tony Perez
26-Mar
Gordy Coleman
27-Mar
Floyd Robinson
28-Mar
Don Pavletich
29-Mar
Dick Simpson
30-Mar
Jim Coker
31-Mar
Sam Ellis
1-Apr
Chico Ruiz
2-Apr
Mel Queen
3-Apr
Ted Abernathy
4-Apr
Don Nottebart
5-Apr
Darrell Osteen
6-Apr
Gerry Arrigo
7-Apr
Aurelio Monteagudo
8-Apr
Ernie Broglio
9-Apr
Gary Nolan

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

1966 Cincinnati Enquirer Scrapbook


Another uncatalogued set changed name back to scrapbook and size to 3 1/2 x 7 issued 1 per day in each sports section of the Enquirer.  Mar 30th issue did not have one for unknown reasons checked both KY and Cincinnati editions.

6-Mar
Don Heffner MGR
7-Mar
Vada Pinson
8-Mar
Deron Johnson
9-Mar
John Edwards
10-Mar
Leo Cardenas
11-Mar
Jim O'Toole
12-Mar
Chico Ruiz
13-Mar
Tommy Helms
14-Mar
Tom Harper
15-Mar
Sam Ellis
16-Mar
Joey Jay
17-Mar
Pete Rose
18-Mar
Don Pavletich
19-Mar
Marty Keough
20-Mar
Gordy Coleman
21-Mar
Joe Nuxall
22-Mar
Tony Perez
23-Mar
Teddy Davidson
24-Mar
Billy McCool
25-Mar
Milt Pappas
26-Mar
Lee May
27-Mar
Jack Baldshum
28-Mar
John Tsitouris
29-Mar
Art Shamsky
30-Mar
-
31-Mar
Jim Coker
1-Apr
Richard Simpson
2-Apr
Mel Queen
3-Apr
Jim Maloney
4-Apr
Roger Craig

Monday, February 15, 2010

1965 Cincinnati Enquirer Book on the Reds

An uncatalogued set as of now issued as previous enquirer newspapers sets 1 per day up to opening day but changed the size to 4 x 7 and the name from scrapbook to Book on the Reds.

11-Mar
Dick Sisler MGR
12-Mar
Frank Robinson
13-Mar
Deron Johnson
14-Mar
Vada Pinson
15-Mar
John Edwards
16-Mar
Leo Cardenas
17-Mar
Jim O'Toole
18-Mar
Roger Craig
19-Mar
Tommy Harper
20-Mar
Charley James
21-Mar
Jim Maloney
22-Mar
Bill McCool
23-Mar
Hiraldo S.(Chico) Ruiz
24-Mar
Tommy Helms
25-Mar
Sammy Ellis
26-Mar
Tony Perez
27-Mar
Joey Jay
28-Mar
Jim Coker
29-Mar
Ryne Duren
30-Mar
Gerry Arrigo
31-Mar
Gordy Coleman
1-Apr
Pete Rose
2-Apr
John Tsitouris
3-Apr
Marty Keough
4-Apr
Joe Nuxhall
5-Apr
Bill Henry
6-Apr
Johnny Vander Meer
7-Apr
Art Shamsky
8-Apr
Steve Boros

Sunday, February 14, 2010

1964 Cincinnati Enquirer Scrapbook

 Similar to the 63 set issued the same way 1 per day in the Cincinnati and KY Enquirer newspaper.  Below complete checklist with dates issued.



12-Mar
Fred Hutchinson MGR
13-Mar
Jim Maloney
14-Mar
Chico Ruiz
15-Mar
Pete Rose
16-Mar
Vada Pinson
17-Mar
Joe Nuxhall
18-Mar
Frank Robinson
19-Mar
Tommy Harper
20-Mar
Hal Smith
21-Mar
Charley Neal
22-Mar
Jim O'Toole
23-Mar
Bob Skinner
24-Mar
John Tsitouris
25-Mar
Leo Cardenas
26-Mar
Bob Purkey
27-Mar
John Edwards
28-Mar
Al Worthington
29-Mar
Joey Jay
30-Mar
Gordy Coleman
31-Mar
Bill Henry
1-Apr
Marty Keough
2-Apr
Billy McCool
3-Apr
Deron Johnson
4-Apr
Sam Ellis
5-Apr
Mel Queen
6-Apr
Lincoln Curtis
7-Apr
Bobby Klaus
8-Apr
Chet Nichols
9-Apr
Steve Boros
10-Apr
Jim Dickson

1963 Cincinnati Enquirer Reds Scrapbook

This set is actually cataloged in a few places but wanted to list it for the dates.  These newspaper "clippings" measure about 5" by 7" when cut from the Cincinnati Enquirer Newspaper.

It is also notable this includes a true Pete Rose Rookie card issued before Topps high number were distributed.

Checklist -

9-Mar
Fred Hutchinson MGR
10-Mar
Bill Henry
11-Mar
Frank Robinson
12-Mar
Bob Purkey
13-Mar
Joey Jay
14-Mar
Eddie Kasko
15-Mar
Leo Cardenas
16-Mar
Don Blasingame
17-Mar
John Edwards
18-Mar
Harry Bright
19-Mar
John Klippstein
20-Mar
Wally Post
21-Mar
Ken Hunt
22-Mar
Sam Ellis
23-Mar
Joe Nuxall
24-Mar
Jim Maloney
25-Mar
Jesse Gonder
26-Mar
Marty Keough
27-Mar
Jim Owens
28-Mar
Al Worthington
29-Mar
Hank Foiles
30-Mar
Dave Sisler
31-Mar
Tom Harper
1-Apr
John Tsitouris
2-Apr
Jerry Lynch
3-Apr
Don Pavletich
4-Apr
Gordy Coleman
5-Apr
Jim O'Toole
6-Apr
Jim Brosnan
7-Apr
Ken Walters
8-Apr
Vada Pinson
9-Apr
Gene Freese
10-Apr
Pete Rose

1962 Cincinnati Enquirer Reds Scrapbook

After a 2 year hiatus the enquirer brought back the scrapbook design increasing the size to 5" x 7" ran from again late feb to opening day with only mgr Fred Hutchinson  getting a cover card with just his picture then also a regular card with picture and stats.

Checklist -


22-Feb
Fred Hutchinson Coverpage
23-Feb
Fred Hutchinson MGR
24-Feb
Bill Henry
25-Feb
Frank Robinson
26-Feb
Vada Pinson
27-Feb
John Edwards
28-Feb
Gordy Coleman
1-Mar
Jim Brosnan
2-Mar
Jerry Lynch
3-Mar
Eddie Kasko
4-Mar
Wally Post
5-Mar
Gene Freese
6-Mar
Don Pavletich
7-Mar
Jim O'Toole
8-Mar
Leo Cardenas
9-Mar
Octavio Rojas
10-Mar
Darrell Johnson
11-Mar
Joey Jay
12-Mar
Cliff Cook
13-Mar
Joe Gaines
14-Mar
Bob Purkey
15-Mar
Myron Drabowsky
16-Mar
Don Blasingame
17-Mar
Marty Keough
18-Mar
Sam Ellis
19-Mar
Dave Hillman
20-Mar
Jesse Gonder
21-Mar
Ken Hunt
22-Mar
John Klippstein
23-Mar
Jim Maloney
24-Mar
Tom Harper
25-Mar
Bob Miller
26-Mar
Dave Sisler
27-Mar
Hiraldo Ruiz
28-Mar
Bob Risenhoover
29-Mar
Larry Himes

Saturday, February 13, 2010

1959 Cincinnati Enquirer Reds Scrapbook

Very similar to previous year set this one measure 4" x  6" and was released 1 a day beginning late feb and continuing till opening day.  It also had 6 double printed cards they were all reissued on Mar 1 as a catch up encase you missed the previous cards.

Checklist -


22-Feb
Mayo Smith MGR
DP 1-Mar 23-Feb
Gus Bell
DP 1-Mar 24-Feb
Jim O'Toole
DP 1-Mar 25-Feb
Roy McMillan
DP 1-Mar 26-Feb
Claude Osteen
DP 1-Mar 27-Feb
Dutch Dotterer
DP 1-Mar 28-Feb
Johnny Temple

1-Mar
Tom Acker

2-Mar
Joe Nuxhall

3-Mar
Orlando Pena

4-Mar
Jerry Lynch

5-Mar
Charley Rabe

6-Mar
Pete Whisenant

7-Mar
Frank Robinson

8-Mar
Walt Dropo

9-Mar
Don Newcombe

10-Mar
Hal Jeffcoat

11-Mar
Vada Pinson

12-Mar
Willard Schmidt

13-Mar
Brooks Lawrence

14-Mar
Bobbie Mabe

15-Mar
Bob Thurman

16-Mar
Bob Purkey

17-Mar
Del Ennis

18-Mar
Chuck Coles

19-Mar
Jim Pendleton

20-Mar
John Powers

21-Mar
Frank Thomas

22-Mar
Ted Wieand

23-Mar
Whammy Douglas

24-Mar
Ed Bailey

25-Mar
Buddy Gilbert

26-Mar
Jesse Gonder

27-Mar
Ed Kasko

28-Mar
Jay Hook

29-Mar
Don Pavletich

30-Mar
Bob Henrich

31-Mar
Jim Fridley