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1951-1980 Cincinnati Reds Yearbook/Program Lot of (98) With Crosley Field and Riverfront Stadium Editions

Lot Number 319

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Tracing its genesis to baseball’s first openly professional squad (1869), the Cincinnati Reds franchise is well represented in this lot of (98) publications. Includes: (31) Yearbooks: complete run spanning 1951 through 1980 versions; conditions range from (VG-EX) to (NM) with team-issued and “Big League Books” editions; (67) Scorecards: Crosley Field- and Riverfront Stadium-issued programs/scorecards spanning the 1958 through 1980 seasons; mostly high-grade. More on our website.

YEARBOOKS:

1951: “Big League Books” version; (EX)
1952: “Big League Books” version; (EX-MT)
1953: team-issued version (VG-EX)
1954: team-issued version; (NM)
1955: team-issued version; (EX-MT)
1956: team-issued guide; technically (VG-EX) with front cover creases, but otherwise flawless
1957: team-issued version; technically (VG-EX) with front cover creases, but otherwise flawless
1958: team-issued version; (EX)
1959: (EX-MT)
1960: team-issued (May) edition; (NM)
1961: (EX)
1962: team-issued (June) version; (EX-MT)
1963: team-issued (July) version (EX)
1964: team-issued (first edition) version; (EX)
1965 team-issued (third edition) version; (NM)
1966: team-issued (second edition); (EX-MT)
1967: team-issued (second edition); (EX)
1968: team-issued version; (EX)
1969: team-issued version (EX-MT)
1970: team-issued version; (NM)
1971: team-issued version; (NM)
1972: team-issued version; (NM)
1973: team-issued version; (EX-MT)
1974: team-issued (September) version; (EX-MT)
1975: team-issued (March) version; (EX-MT)
1976: team-issued version (EX-MT)
1977: team-issued (February) version; (EX-MT)
1977: team-issued revised (August) edition; (NM)
1978: team-issued version; (NM)
1979: team-issued (March) version; (NM)
1980: team-issued (March) version; (NM)

PROGRAMS/SCORECARDS:

(5) 1958: issued at Crosley Field, thick stock two-page scorecards with unmarked scoring grids; average (EX-MT) with pre-printed lineups for Reds games vs. Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and San Francisco

(4) 1959: issued at Crosley Field, thick stock two-page scorecards with unmarked scoring grids; items show between (EX-MT) and (NM) quality with pre-printed lineups for Reds games vs. Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco

(3) 1960: issued at Crosley Field, thick stock two-page scorecards with unmarked scoring grids; items show between (EX-MT) and (NM) quality with pre-printed lineups for Reds games vs. Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

(2) 1961: issued at Crosley Field, thick stock two-page scorecards with unmarked scoring grids; items are (EX-MT) with pre-printed lineups for Reds games vs. Milwaukee

(4) 1962: issued at Crosley Field, thick stock two-page scorecards with unmarked scoring grids; items show between (EX-MT) and (NM) quality with pre-printed lineups for Reds games vs. Chicago, Houston, Milwaukee and Philadelphia

(6) 1963: issued at Crosley Field, thick stock two-page scorecards with unmarked scoring grids; items show average (NM) quality with pre-printed lineups for Reds games vs. Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Pittsburgh and San Francisco

(2) 1964: issued at Crosley Field, thick stock two-page scorecards with unmarked scoring grids; both (EX-MT) for Reds games vs. Philadelphia

(2) 1965: issued at Crosley Field, thick stock two-page scorecards with unmarked scoring grids; items show between (EX-MT) and (NM) quality with pre-printed lineups for Reds games vs. Los Angeles and Pittsburgh

(6) 1966: issued at Crosley Field, thick stock two-page scorecards with unmarked scoring grids; items are (NM) with pre-printed lineups for Reds games vs. Atlanta, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis and San Francisco

(13) 1970: all were issued at Crosley Field prior to the club’s June 30 move to Riverfront Stadium; thick stock two-page scorecards feature pre-printed lines and unmarked scoring grids. Items are all (EX-MT) to (NM and opponents include: (4) Los Angeles; (4) Montreal (including one from season opener); (2) Pittsburgh; (3) St. Louis

(2) 1974: issued at Riverfront Stadium, both (NM) guides hail from the season-opening series vs. the Atlanta Braves in which Hank Aaron delivered his 714th career home run to tie Babe Ruth’s record. Several promotional details and the Braves roster definitively date these programs to the April 4-7 series. The telltale indicator is the listing of Jamie Easterly on the Braves roster. Easterly appeared in only three games and was optioned to Triple A Richmond following his April 12 outing. Both programs are (NM) with pre-printed starting lineups and unmarked scoring grids

(3) 1976: issued at Riverfront Stadium for a game vs. the San Francisco Giants; programs are (NM) with unmarked scoring grids

(4) 1977: includes:
* a Reds vs. San Francisco Giants program issued at Riverfront Stadium during the May 13-15 series; guide is (NM) with unmarked scoring grids
* a Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates program issued at Riverfront Stadium during the May 17-18 series; guide is (NM) with unmarked scoring grids
* a Reds vs. Atlanta Braves program issued at Riverfront Stadium during the May 20-22 series; guide is (EX-MT) with unmarked scoring grids
* a Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers program issued at Riverfront Stadium during the September 9-11 series; guide is (EX-MT) with unmarked scoring grids

(6) 1978: includes:
* (2) Reds vs. New York Mets programs issued at Riverfront Stadium during the May 8-9 series; programs are (NM) with unmarked scoring grids
* a Reds vs. Chicago Cubs program issued at Riverfront Stadium during the June 12-14 series; guide is (NM) with unmarked scoring grids
* (3) Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates programs issued at Riverfront Stadium during the August 28-29 series; publications are (NM) with unmarked scoring girds and article detailing Pete Rose’s 44-game hitting streak

(4) 1979: includes:
* (3) Reds vs. San Francisco Giants programs issued at Riverfront Stadium during the April 4-8 series; guides are (NM) with unmarked scoring grids
* a Reds vs. San Diego Padres program issued at Riverfront Stadium during the September 25-26 series; program is (NM-MT) with unmarked scoring grids

1980: Reds vs. Atlanta Braves program issued at Riverfront Stadium during the April 9-13 series; guide is (NM) with unmarked scoring grids

 
 
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