Friday, May 28, 2010

1963 Reds Picture Pack Photos

For many years the Reds would issue 12 player picture packs to fans who would ask for them and send in a small amount for postage and also these black and white 5 x 7 photos were sold at Ballpark souvenir stands. Most photos can be dated to various years, as they often used the same photo for multiple years. A player photo with a specific pose might have been issued one year, and used to fill team sets for the following years. From 1958 -1961 for example, additional poses of the player might have been made during this time, and used as well. This makes it difficult to date a specific photo to one year. A set can be identified by using a team rooster. 

I'll focus on the 1963 set as it contains the Rose rookie photo it is very similar to the 65-68 photo pack issue but having them side by side the 63 is cropped just hair closer at the bottom and the left side.  It is easiest to verify the years by complete set as certain players only played certain years so the 63 set is unique in that it contains Eddie Kasko whom only played with the Reds till 1963.

complete set in envelope - 

Pete Rose
Bob Purkey
Gordy Coleman
Frank Robinson
Eddie Kasko
Leo Cardenas
Joey Jay
Jim O’Toole
Vada Pinson
John Edwards
Jim Maloney
Manager Fred Hutchinson

Friday, May 21, 2010

1980-81 Philadelphia Phillies Bulletin insert

Using the same photos as 81 Phillies sketch cards these were inserted into Philadelphia The Bulletin TV Guide once a week from Nov 1980 - Aug 1981 and covered football, baseball, hockey, and basketball of the philly area stars.

Current checklist missing a few days so any info on completing them is appreciated.

Week Ending

1-Nov-80 1

8-Nov-80 2  Tug McGraw  Baseball
15-Nov-80 3

22-Nov-80 4  Wilbert Montgomery  Football
29-Nov-80 5  Bill Bergey  Football
6-Dec-80 6

13-Dec-80 7  Harold Carmichael  Football
20-Dec-80 8  Claude Humphrey  Football
27-Dec-80 9  Jerry Sisemore  Football
3-Jan-81 10
10-Jan-81 11  Stan Walters  Football
17-Jan-81 12  Keith Krepfle  Football
24-Jan-81 13  John Bunting  Football
31-Jan-81 14  Frank LeMaster  Football
7-Feb-81 15  Guy Morriss  Football
14-Feb-81 16  Bobby BK Jones  Basketball
21-Feb-81 17  Rick MacLeish  Hockey
28-Feb-81 18  Darryl Dawkins  Basketball
7-Mar-81 19  Bobby Clarke  Hockey
14-Mar-81 20  Julius Erving Basketball
21-Mar-81 21  Pat Quinn  Hockey
28-Mar-81 22  Billy Cunningham Basketball
4-Apr-81 23  Mel Bridgman  Hockey
11-Apr-81 24  Maurice Cheeks  Basketball
18-Apr-81 25  Kenny Linseman  Hockey
25-Apr-81 26  Steve Mix Basketball
2-May-81 27  Caldwell Jones  Basketball
9-May-81 28  Pete Rose Baseball
16-May-81 29  Steve Carlton Baseball
23-May-81 30  Marty Bystrom Baseball
30-May-81 31  Bob Boone Baseball
6-Jun-81 32  Larry Bowa Baseball
13-Jun-81 33  Keith Moreland Baseball
20-Jun-81 34  Arnold Palmer  Golfer
27-Jun-81 35  Gary Matthews  Baseball
4-Jul-81 36  Garry Maddox  Baseball
11-Jul-81 37  Bake McBride  Baseball
18-Jul-81 38  Manny Trillo  Baseball
25-Jul-81 39  Dallas Green  Baseball
1-Aug-81 40  Dick Ruthven  Baseball
8-Aug-81 41  Lonnie Smith  Baseball
15-Aug-81 42  Larry Christenson  Baseball
22-Aug-81 43  Del Unser  Baseball

Friday, May 7, 2010

1984 Cincinnati Enquirer Reds Scrapbook

Like the 60's reds enquirer set these newspaper "clippings" were distributed each day, a different member of the 1984 Reds was featured with some biographical information, his statistics as well as a brief biography.  They measure about 2 1/2" by 4 1/4" when cut from the Cincinnati Enquirer Newspaper.

Complete checklist