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Offline Brian Mc

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Wanted: Wacky MLB Cincinnati Reds stickers
« on: May 16, 2020, 05:38:52 AM »
Hi all,

After a long slump (baseball humor!), I finally broke through and found some of the Cincinnati Reds cards I had been searching years for. Now, I am looking to finish the 2016 Wacky MLB Cincinnati Reds stickers that I need.

There's only four left:

- #45 Reds Mustache Wax (silver border)
- #46 Reds Catch Up (silver border)
- #46 Reds Catch Up (Leather)
- #46 Reds Catch Up (Green Ludlow)

I know this series wasn't a big hit (more baseball humor!) for a lot of you, but, I am a huge Reds fan and would appreciate it if you could check your stash for any of these. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 05:58:07 AM »
I checked my stash and struck out (baseball humor).

Sorry, I couldn't resist.  I'm a Dodgers fan, and growing up my best friend was a Reds fan.  Back then they were both in the NL West and the rivalry was heated.  If I had some of these then I clothespinned them to the spokes of the wheels of my huffy with the banana seat just like Seaver, Bench, Perez, Morgan, Concepcion, Rose, Foster, Geronimo, and Griffey (before he was a Sr.).  I couldn't name more than one or two players on the Dodgers of 2020, but I still remember the entire Big Red Machine.  Why oh why MLB network can't you show some of those World Series games?  I was too young to stay up to see Pudge's game ending HR or Armbrister interfere with him to cheat the Reds into winning game 3.

Seriously, good luck, and I hope you find them.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 07:22:49 AM »
If it hadn't been for the Reds, I honestly believe that the Dodgers would've been remembered as the Team of the 70's. That team was loaded, 1 through 8, and, had better pitching than the Reds. The Reds were ultimately better, but not by much. Because they were so good, Cincinnati was always hopping when the Dodgers came to town. It was a phenomenal rivalry. Two heavyweights always slugging it out. I have tons of respect for those Dodgers teams. And, I can name their starting 8 from memory, too.

So, do you have the cards I'm looking for???  ;D
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Re: Wanted: Wacky MLB Cincinnati Reds stickers
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 07:46:54 AM »
Sorry, I couldn't resist.  I'm a Dodgers fan, and growing up my best friend was a Reds fan.  Back then they were both in the NL West and the rivalry was heated.  If I had some of these then I clothespinned them to the spokes of the wheels of my huffy with the banana seat just like Seaver, Bench, Perez, Morgan, Concepcion, Rose, Foster, Geronimo, and Griffey (before he was a Sr.).  I couldn't name more than one or two players on the Dodgers of 2020, but I still remember the entire Big Red Machine.  Why oh why MLB network can't you show some of those World Series games?  I was too young to stay up to see Pudge's game ending HR or Armbrister interfere with him to cheat the Reds into winning game 3.

Seriously, good luck, and I hope you find them.

A fellow Dodger fan!!  I'm a diehard!  Grew up in Pasadena.  The Reds were the hated team then, and now of course it's mainly SF.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 11:10:33 AM »
A fellow Dodger fan!!  I'm a diehard!  Grew up in Pasadena.  The Reds were the hated team then, and now of course it's mainly SF.

When we moved from Pittsburgh to LA in 1974 I had a big problem, being a Pirates fan  :o

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 11:28:48 AM »
Have you Dodgers/Reds fans ever read this book?




Havenít read it yet myself, but itís in my wishlist on my local library website.  Iíve grown more interested in sports-related books over the past 10-20 years, and LOVE vintage magazines with articles from my favorite sports historical eras, like Baseball/Hockey Digest, Hockey Illustrated, etc.

I always wondered why the B.R.M.-era Reds never won another division after 1976.  But their success also started before 1975-76 with the postseason appearances in 1970 and 1972, they just didnít win the big crown right away.  And look how long the poor Dodgers had to wait - until Fernando-mania in 1981.  As for the lack of TV airings of the Ď75 Series, I think thereís a DVD box set of the full 7 games, but itís probably long out of print and north of $100 for a copy.  There are also highlight videos in existence, but similar situation.  I have the 1977 Yankees set and short videos for 1977 and 1978, but I bought them years ago and fairly cheaply at the time.

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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 12:41:23 PM »
Have you Dodgers/Reds fans ever read this book?

I'd never even heard of it.

Iíve grown more interested in sports-related books over the past 10-20 years, and LOVE vintage magazines with articles from my favorite sports historical eras, like Baseball/Hockey Digest, Hockey Illustrated, etc.

I just threw away boxes of those when I cleaned out my mother's attic.  First I filled the recycling can, but then it was too heavy to roll to the curb, and since they only pick it up every other week, I filled her two trash cans for a few weeks in a row.  I could have passed my burden off to you.

As for the lack of TV airings of the Ď75 Series, I think thereís a DVD box set of the full 7 games, but itís probably long out of print and north of $100 for a copy. 

I'm not really into buying or renting DVDs, I prefer it to be on TV.  I don't know why.   In these days of no live sports,  I'm just tired of ESPN, MLB, and NFL networks' airing games (many are completely meaningless) from the last 4-5 seasons.  I'd love to see replays of the early Super Bowls or World Series games of the '60s and '70s.

Sorry, to get off topic Brian, I don't have any of those.  I don't even have the Dodgers version of any of those.

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2020, 01:46:52 PM »
Have you Dodgers/Reds fans ever read this book?

Never heard of it. Now I'm curious

I always wondered why the B.R.M.-era Reds never won another division after 1976.

Two reasons:

1. They traded an "old" Tony Perez after the 76 season. Tony was the heart and soul of the Reds. Every player said so. Pete Rose even complained about the trade on local television, saying, "Did they ever think maybe we can't win without this guy?". His replacement hit .300, with 17 homers, and 91 RBI (pretty darn good!), but it was never the same without Doggie. BTW, "old" Tony Perez played another 10 seasons  :-\

2. The pitching was terrible. So bad that the Reds traded like 5 players to get Tom Seaver from the Mets. He went 14-2 with a no-hitter, but the other pitchers were awful. Even the relievers.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2020, 02:30:49 PM »
I remember from my 1978 Topps cards that the Reds did not have a lot of big-name pitchers, at least not in comparison to Don Sutton, Burt Hooton, Tommy John et al, but also Mr Steinbrenner plucked away Don Gullett and Rawly Eastwick in free agency, even though their careers were effectively over shortly thereafter.  Billy Martin was not known for keeping pitch count limits, to say the least. Different times for sure.

I did not realize Tony Perez was that super-important to the team chemistry, but I know how much of a difference one guy can make sometimes.  Iím sure the Reds of the early 90ís wished they had held on to Paul OíNeill after seeing how many more prolific seasons he still had in him.  I remember hearing he couldnít get along with Lou Piniella, but I never understood why.  Both fiery, passionate competitors.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2020, 02:46:00 PM »
In Pittsburgh, we had Willie Stargell as the heart of the team.  Anyone remember when he ducked down to not get hit by a wild pitch that was heading for his head, and it hit his bat, resulting in a called strike?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmqT4cS5Ig4
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2020, 04:29:10 PM »
Thatís adding insult to injury, isnít it?  The more common version is the high and tight pitch that hits the bottom knob of the bat, under the hands.  I think thatís a strike too.

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2020, 04:12:12 AM »
The more common version is the high and tight pitch that hits the bottom knob of the bat, under the hands.  I think thatís a strike too.

I'm sure that happens a lot more than is publicized.  Any ball that strikes the bat even by accident is treated the same as one that was struck intentionally.  It would've only shown up on TWiB if it went into fair play and the runner beat the throw to first, or maybe it worked as a squeeze play, followed by a "How about that!"  Baseball fans who remember Mel Allen will know what I'm talking about.
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Re: Wanted: Wacky MLB Cincinnati Reds stickers
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2020, 06:12:02 AM »
Never heard of it. Now I'm curious

Two reasons:

2. The pitching was terrible. So bad that the Reds traded like 5 players to get Tom Seaver from the Mets. He went 14-2 with a no-hitter, but the other pitchers were awful. Even the relievers.


It doesnít matter how many players you give up when they all suck. In exchange for Seaver the Mets got a few serviceable, average players (Pat Zachary, Doug Flynn, and Steve Henderson)  and a minor leaguer who went nowhere (Dan Norman). This for arguably the best right handed pitcher in baseball history at age 31. 🙄

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2020, 07:20:15 AM »
That trade was more about the Mets having to hurriedly unload a disgruntled Seaver than really trying to improve the team.  The Reds must have had them over a barrel to get them to agree to that trade.

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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2020, 07:23:12 AM »
I'm sure that happens a lot more than is publicized.  Any ball that strikes the bat even by accident is treated the same as one that was struck intentionally.  It would've only shown up on TWiB if it went into fair play and the runner beat the throw to first, or maybe it worked as a squeeze play, followed by a "How about that!"  Baseball fans who remember Mel Allen will know what I'm talking about.
TWIB was the best.  They actually produced a DVD of the first season the show came into existence (1977, thought it was older than that), which I eagerly gobbled up of course, but nothing beyond that.  I guess the sales just werenít adequate to continue.

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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2020, 08:10:33 AM »
That trade was more about the Mets having to hurriedly unload a disgruntled Seaver than really trying to improve the team.  The Reds must have had them over a barrel to get them to agree to that trade.

The Mets refused to renegotiate his contract in the wake of free agency, even as most other teams had done with their best players. He basically had a renegotiated deal ironed out though, because he wanted to stay, until that a-hole Dick Young insulted his wife in the NY Post. That did it. M. Donald Grant drove him out of town because he was an entitled executive who looked down on players and was stuck in a past where that attitude was acceptable. Grant was actually infuriated that Seaver had joined the same country club he belonged to. Who let the riff raff in?
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2020, 08:34:02 AM »

It doesnít matter how many players you give up when they all suck. In exchange for Seaver the Mets got a few serviceable, average players (Pat Zachary, Doug Flynn, and Steve Henderson)  and a minor leaguer who went nowhere (Dan Norman). This for arguably the best right handed pitcher in baseball history at age 31. 🙄

  I never said it was a good trade for the Mets  ;)

  My point was that the Reds' pitching was terrible in '77. It was the most easily quantifiable reason for the Reds drop-off (hard to put a number on losing Perez. His loss was bemoaned by teammates and Sparky Anderson for years)

  Adding Seaver was incredible, but it wasn't enough. Somehow, the Reds still managed to win 88 games. After the '77 season, the Reds traded for Vida Blue and the pitching staff was suddenly looking VERY good.... until the commissioner nullified the deal. What a weinerhead
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2020, 09:23:18 AM »
The Mets refused to renegotiate his contract in the wake of free agency, even as most other teams had done with their best players. He basically had a renegotiated deal ironed out though, because he wanted to stay, until that a-hole Dick Young insulted his wife in the NY Post. That did it. M. Donald Grant drove him out of town because he was an entitled executive who looked down on players and was stuck in a past where that attitude was acceptable. Grant was actually infuriated that Seaver had joined the same country club he belonged to. Who let the riff raff in?
Yes, I remember hearing some of this, but you obviously know the whole inside story of what happened.  Before Frank Cashen the Mets front office was a complete train wreck.  I went to Mets games from a very early age (grew up close to Shea) but during those mid to late 70s seasons Iím sure I was thinking more about busting open a box of Cracker Jack than I was the team itself lol.  Strangely, despite the state of the team in those cellar-dwelling seasons, they ALWAYS seemed to win the games I attended.  Conversely in the years Iíve been attending Yankee games in the new stadium, they often lose those games, despite their success overall.  Go figure.

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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2020, 02:59:44 PM »
I'm not really into buying or renting DVDs, I prefer it to be on TV.  I don't know why.   In these days of no live sports,  I'm just tired of ESPN, MLB, and NFL networks' airing games (many are completely meaningless) from the last 4-5 seasons.  I'd love to see replays of the early Super Bowls or World Series games of the '60s and '70s.
FYI, MLB is airing Game 3 of the 1970 World Series between Cincinnati and Baltimore at 1:30am ET tonight, followed by a 1 hour highlight reel of that entire WS.  Obviously a DVR situation unless youíre a night owl / insomniac.  Granted not one of the winning WS for the Reds, but vintage Reds nonetheless.  I just hope you get the same programming where you are, and that it doesnít vary regionally (Iím east coast).

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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2020, 01:20:58 PM »
FYI, MLB is airing Game 3 of the 1970 World Series between Cincinnati and Baltimore at 1:30am ET tonight, followed by a 1 hour highlight reel of that entire WS.  Obviously a DVR situation unless youíre a night owl / insomniac. 

I would've loved to have seen that.  Maybe they'll replay it and I'll be able to DVR it.  I guess they think that us old farts have nothing better to do than watch old WS games at 1:30 in the morning.

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2020, 01:44:04 PM »
I guess they think that us old farts have nothing better to do than watch old WS games at 1:30 in the morning.
When we actually have nothing better to do than play with stickers that are almost as old as we are.   :]

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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2020, 03:29:45 PM »
When we actually have nothing better to do than play with stickers that are almost as old as we are.   :]

Too true!  I spent several hours this week updating my list of extra PSA Wackys. 

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« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2020, 03:57:54 PM »
I would've loved to have seen that.  Maybe they'll replay it and I'll be able to DVR it.  I guess they think that us old farts have nothing better to do than watch old WS games at 1:30 in the morning.
Keep an eye out - they seldom air something like that just once.

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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2020, 03:00:48 PM »
Keep an eye out - they seldom air something like that just once.

I found it streaming on MLB's youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi70flcQkwNvxC7kKFsUKKaH810CZlRfW

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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2020, 03:13:02 PM »
One night last week, I watched all 4 games of the 1990 World Series on YouTube. Great memories for a Reds fan
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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2020, 05:34:43 PM »
One thing Iíve wanted to do for a long time is a multi-city road trip to attend baseball games at 4 or 5 stadiums over several days, and Great American Ballpark would be one Iíd try to include.  Looks great on TV.  Iím thinking Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Toronto, maybe Milwaukee.  I think there are organized bus charters for this sort of thing as well.  Donít think itís in the cards anytime soon though, just too much going on, not to mention.....NO SPORTS IN SESSION!!!  :sad:

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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2020, 02:42:01 AM »
You must hit St. Louis. It's a great baseball town, they turn out for their Cards, the ballpark is great, and the view from home plate into the outfield is great (it includes the city skyline and a great view of the arch). Highly recommended for a baseball fan.
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« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2020, 04:41:26 AM »
I found it streaming on MLB's youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi70flcQkwNvxC7kKFsUKKaH810CZlRfW

I watched game 5 of the 1970 World Series -- nearing the end of the era when baseball was truly great -- daytime game, no designated hitter, swinging at first pitches, no pitch counts, complete games, games that rarely lasted over 2 hours, no walk up music, etc.

One thing Iíve wanted to do for a long time is a multi-city road trip to attend baseball games at 4 or 5 stadiums over several days.

I would've wanted to do this 40 years ago.  I'm not sure there are many stadiums I still want to visit.  I've been to three of the four oldest still in use, Fenway, Dodger, and Anaheim.  I'd love to see a game at Wrigley before it's gone.  I would've loved to visit old Tiger Stadium and old Yankee Stadium.  I do admire the way they've made the new ball parks look nostalgic, but they should realize that the modern game has lost some of what made it special in years past.
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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2020, 05:48:16 AM »
Old, nostalgic baseball stadiums I visited would be Three Rivers, Dodger, Shea and Yankee.  Haven't been to a game in years.

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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2020, 05:47:24 PM »
I watched game 5 of the 1970 World Series -- nearing the end of the era when baseball was truly great -- daytime game, no designated hitter, swinging at first pitches, no pitch counts, complete games, games that rarely lasted over 2 hours, no walk up music, etc.

I would've wanted to do this 40 years ago.  I'm not sure there are many stadiums I still want to visit.  I've been to three of the four oldest still in use, Fenway, Dodger, and Anaheim.  I'd love to see a game at Wrigley before it's gone.  I would've loved to visit old Tiger Stadium and old Yankee Stadium.  I do admire the way they've made the new ball parks look nostalgic, but they should realize that the modern game has lost some of what made it special in years past.

ďWalk up musicĒ - never could think of a term for it myself, but itís my single biggest peeve about attending the modern game - in between every batter, inning, pitching change, etc., loud, blaring, pointless music CONSTANTLY.  If youíre at the game with someone, you canít carry on a conversation during the downtime in the game.  Itís like hanging out in a hopping bar where everyoneís trying to talk over the roar of everyone else.  Exhausting.  I like the traditional ballpark stuff like the organist playing the usual little ballpark riffs, but the blaring music, asinine Jumbotron distractions, little sideshow trivia contests, etc. I could really do without.

As for stadiums already visited, other than my hometown Yankee old & new, Shea and Citi Field, the only non-local venue Iíve been to?  Lowly Tropicana Field, twice (on Fla vacations).  It was still fun though.  But Iíve got a looooonnnngggggg way to go.  Have a cousin on my wifeís side whoís been doing the traveling thing with his wife, and I think theyíve been to at least a dozen or so venues.  They live in Texas, and theyíve got a new Rangers ballpark waiting for them if and when the season ever gets underway.

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« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2020, 05:50:24 PM »
You must hit St. Louis. It's a great baseball town, they turn out for their Cards, the ballpark is great, and the view from home plate into the outfield is great (it includes the city skyline and a great view of the arch). Highly recommended for a baseball fan.
Yes, and I would also try to hit KC if I ever venture in that direction, love that venue.  The water fountains, traffic zipping by behind the outfield, the history, etc.

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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2020, 03:29:08 AM »
ďWalk up musicĒ - never could think of a term for it myself, but itís my single biggest peeve about attending the modern game - in between every batter, inning, pitching change, etc., loud, blaring, pointless music CONSTANTLY.  If youíre at the game with someone, you canít carry on a conversation during the downtime in the game.  Itís like hanging out in a hopping bar where everyoneís trying to talk over the roar of everyone else.  Exhausting.  I like the traditional ballpark stuff like the organist playing the usual little ballpark riffs, but the blaring music, asinine Jumbotron distractions, little sideshow trivia contests, etc. I could really do without.
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I notice the same is true at NFL and NBA games. And even into college sports. Itís as if no one can stand  a moment of silence any time there is not game actIon in progress. Watch out golf... were coming for you next!
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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2020, 05:36:44 AM »
And donít even get me started with the postgame on-field interview amplified for the whole stadium to hear, two seconds after the game ends.  Thankfully Iím usually already on my way out before then.

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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2020, 06:08:02 AM »
And donít even get me started with the postgame on-field interview amplified for the whole stadium to hear, two seconds after the game ends.  Thankfully Iím usually already on my way out before then.

I gave up on professional sports because of all the cheating.  I do miss the energy and excitement of following a team, like the Pittsburgh teams when I lived there in the 70's, and then the New York teams, but the real enjoyment is gone for me.

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« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2020, 08:06:14 AM »
I gave up on professional sports because of all the cheating.  I do miss the energy and excitement of following a team, like the Pittsburgh teams when I lived there in the 70's, and then the New York teams, but the real enjoyment is gone for me.

Cheating? I'm guessing you also believe Pro Wrestling is fake!