Big Red Machine
Cincinnati’s ‘Big Red Machine’ is my favorite baseball dynasty of all-time. A 2-time World Series championship winning squad, the Reds’ line-up featured one of the most explosive and talented offensive threats in the history of the game.
As I continue to build a collection to honor that historic team, I will showcase it for you here.
Book: ‘The Machine” signed by Manager Sparky Anderson
Book: “Catch Every Ball” signed by Hall of Famer Johnny Bench
Johnny Bench, Hall of Fame
Dave Concepcion, 8-time All-Star
George Foster, 1977 NL MVP
Ken Griffey, 3-time All-Star
Joe Morgan, Hall of Fame
Tony Perez, Hall of Fame
Pete Rose, MLB Career Hits Leader
1975 Topps Reds Team Set
1976 Topps Reds Team Set
Joe Morgan Completed Player Collection
George Foster Completed Player Collection
Ken Griffey Sr. Completed Player Collection
Pete Rose 1985 Topps Limited Edition 120-Card Set
1986 Topps Pete Rose Set
1992 Upper Deck Heroes Johnny Bench & Joe Morgan Set
2006 Fleer ‘Greats Of The Game’ Set
Very cool collection! I just read The Machine a few weeks back and it was a great read. So cool to have a copy signed by Sparky.
Thanks Adam. I agree, ‘The Machine’ is a great read. Right now I am 2/3 done with ‘Game 6’ – another one focused on the team. I would absolutely reccomend it!
Wow that is awesome
Awesome collection. I used to be a huge Pete Rose fan when I was a kid until I actually met the man when I was 12. Then the whole gambling scandal turned me sour to him. I still have probably over a 100 cards and many other memorabilia about Rose. I still have the collection because it took real effort to collect when I was teen before the internet. Last summer my family I took a vacation in the Midwest from Colorado and went to a couple games and the Reds Museum. Great experience!
Nice collection of the machine. I myself have a Big Red Machine collection of signed Reds mini helmets. I have Sparky plus the starting 8 and Rawly Eastwick and Don Gullett for pitchers on minis. I also have signed 3×5’s from all 34 players and coaches that were a part of the team in 1975. Definitely one of the modern day baseball dynasties and well worthy of a place in anyone’s baseball memorabilia collection.
Mark B- Very cool! I’d love to go after mini helmets next. Just trying to find an affordable, and somewhat reasonably priced, Sparky Anderson ball first… We’ll see how that goes..
Excellent collection even if I’m not a Reds fan! As a baseball fan those were great years and great teams.
Patrick- Thanks. This is a collection that I’d like to put more into. Finding the right items at the right price is tough when it comes to ‘The Big Red Machine’…