This time of the year with the start of the season just a few weeks away and thoughts turn from soccer to baseball. Red becomes my favorite color again. The start of another season of seeing another Red, Red Schoendienst, who will return to the Cardinals for what will be his 72nd consecutive year of his being in an MLB uniform! Of which, only 5 years not being with the Redbirds-NY Giants and Milwaukee Braves being the other teams.
Which brings me to the most recent Topps Archive/Heritage Auto pick up. A 2012 Topps Heritage Red Shoendienst-the 2012 design is based on the 1963 Topps release-not sure why Topps never matched up the years better-2012 based on 1962 etc. Doesn't make a lick of sense-1963 would be the last year Red wore the uniform as a player-July 7th would be he last game.
Sweet signature! Better than most younger players-here is to another full season wearing the Birds on the Bats!