Category Archives: Tony Perez Collection

Tony Perez 2001 Topps Archives

Tony Perez 2001 Topps Archives

Tony Perez’s 1986 Topps baseball card is one of my favorites that feature the former member of the ‘Big Red Machine’.

So, when I found out that Topps re-issued the same card in their 2001 Archives set, I had to go after it as well.  And while this card is not officially on my ‘Tony Perez Checklist’ I am thrilled to add it to my Perez collection.

High Five for Eric Davis, High five for me!!!

Tony Perez 2011 Topps Lineage

Tony Perez 2011 Topps Lineage

I am loving the Topps Lineage set.  It’s crisp and clean design looks great, and I have yet to find one that I don’t find really appealing!!

So, what did I do?

Well, I bought a bunch of singles from www.sportlots.com for just eighteen cents a piece – quite a steal if you ask me!!

In total, I picked up 13 singles – all featuring the guys that I like to collect.

Here is Tony Perez’s card from the set:

Looks nice, huh?

I agree.  The colors are vivid and the Red really looks fantastic in both the frame around the pic and then the little accents of Perez’s uniform.

Great card!!!

Tony Perez 1969 Topps – VINTAGE GREATNESS!!!

Tony Perez 1969 Topps – VINTAGE GREATNESS!!!

It has been more than a month since I added a new Tony Perez basebal card to my collection.

So, I am very happy to finally have landed a new card of ‘Doggie’ for my PC.

And this one is a beauty.  And old too – 50 years old to be exact!!!

And for being 50, I have to say this one looks pretty darn good…

A fantastic addition to my collection – Oh, Yeah!!!

2004 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Dynasty’ Featuring Bench, Perez, Morgan, and Foster

2004 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Dynasty’ Featuring Bench, Perez, Morgan, and Foster

Wow, such an unreal theme for a card – I LOVE IT!!!

And while there is one glaring omission from the card, Pete Rose, I like the fact that George Foster was chosen to be represented on a card like this.  He was not on par with his Hall of Fame teammates, but he drove in a ton of runs for the Reds during their championship seasons.

Let’s get right into the beauty of this card, shall we?

Here is the front:

And here is the back:

Now I just need to figure how and where to store this beauty…  Decisions, Decisions.

Tony Perez 1973 Topps

Tony Perez 1973 Topps

Look at how happy ‘Doggie’ is in this photo of him that was used in the 1973 Topps baseball card set.

And why wouldn’t the All-Star be happy?  He and his Cincinnati Reds teammates were about to set baseball history and build one of the greatest dynasties that sport has ever seen.

‘The Big Red Machine’ was made up of four superstars – Rose, Morgan, Bench, and Hall of Famer, Mr. Tony Perez!!!

I am so happy to add this card to my collection that honors Perez’s fabulous career!!!  YES!!

1976 Topps NL RBI League Leaders Starring Tony Perez, Johnny Bench, and Greg Luzinski

1976 Topps NL RBI League Leaders Starring Tony Perez, Johnny Bench, and Greg Luzinski

Never really in the spotlight, and almost always having to share it with another teammate or two or three, Tony Perez was a brilliant baseball player.

Known primarily for his ability to produce runs, Tony drove in 1,652 runs before ending his 23-season major league career.  At his prime, Perez was unreal – 90 or more RBI in 11 straight years (1967-77).

This card below is from the 1976 Topps baseball card set.  It features the NL RBI leaders from the 1975 season, and of course Tony is once again sharing the spotlight with a teammate; this time Johnny Bench.  The NL leader in RBI during the ’75 season was Greg Luzinski of the Phillies who had 120 RBI.  He was followed closely by Johnny Bench who had 110 and Tony Perez who collected 109 RBI.

Tony Perez 1968 Topps

Tony Perez 1968 Topps

True, true vintage here!

This baseball card is now 43 years old.  I hope I look this good when I am 43!  LOL!  Thankfully that number is still a few more years away….

Perez was a beast in 1968.  My favorite stat from that season?  7.  Perez hit 7 triples in 1968; a career high that he matched in the 1967 and 1972 seasons.

A fantastic addition to my Tony Perez collection!!!

Happy Birthday Tony Perez!!!

Happy Birthday Tony Perez!!!

Tony Perez turns 69 years old today.

And I have to say that after seeing Mr. Perez in person several times over the last few years, he looks incredible for his age!!!

Tony Perez was a key element to the success of the Cincinnati Reds’ during the 1970’s.  A veteran of 23 major league seasons, Perez spent 16 of those years with the Reds.  He was a 7-time All-star, and a perennial candidate for the league’s MVP award during his prime.

Perez’s career numbers are solid.  A lifetime .279 hitter, Perez collected 2,732 hits during his playing days.  And while never classified as a power hitter, Perez crushed 505 doubles and 379 home runs while also amassing 1,652 RBI.

A 2-time World Series champion, and current member of the Florida Marlins management team, Tony Perez is a favorite at ’30-YOC’.

Happy Birthday Mr. Perez!!!

Tony Perez 1979 Topps

Tony Perez 1979 Topps

It’s been waaay too long since I added a new card of Tony Perez to my collection that pays honor to his Hall of Fame career.  But I’ll tell you right now, it is not because I didn’t want to.  It has more to do with bad luck on Ebay when it came to trying to add a new card.

But that bad luck is now a thing of the past.  And now I am proud to show of the latest addition to my Tony Perez collection – his 1979 Topps card:

While certainly not the best looking card of Perez in my collection, it does feature a certain thing that I love about vintage cards.

Can you guess what that may be?

Well, since there is no action shot(my favorite kind of card), it has to be that splendid Montreal Expos logo that brings back to many good baseball memories for me from my youth…  Yessir – I love that old logo!!!

Hey, that could be a future ’30-YOC Top Ten’ idea…  Stay tuned.

Tony Perez 1985 Donruss Highlights

Tony Perez 1985 Donruss Highlights

Now this is a card that works for me.

I am a sucker for cards that highlight events and accomplishments that were obtained on the baseball field.

And back in the mid-1980’s, Donruss did one heck of a job paying homage to every historic event that occurred – regardless of how minor or major the feat was.

This card of Tony Perez from the 1985 Donruss Highlights set celebrates Perez as the oldest major league player in the history of the game to connect for a Grand Slam.

And while Tony probably didn’t want to be thought of as ‘old’, something tells me that he was probably thrilled to be celebrated nonetheless…

A great addition to my Tony Perez collection!!!