Saturday, March 11, 2017

This time of the year Red is my favorite color

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. 
Besides being a player he managed the Redbirds for 13 seasons and in 1980 he took over and managed until Whitey took the reigns and again in 1990 when it was needed to do so again.
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!

4 comments:

  1. That Heritage autograph is very nice.

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  2. Thank you-didn't see one pop up in a while-good picture of Red-

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  3. Wow. When he's had one heck of a life. 72 years of being involved in baseball and doing something you love. Not many of us will be able to say that at the end of our time on this planet. Very cool.

    P.S. That signature is sweet!

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  4. Red still has a nice sig at his age, and is priced about $40 for a HOF inscribed baseball. Great Cardinal

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