1995 Topps 1990 Reds Cards

19 02 2012

Again, no Big Red Machine members in the 1995 set – though both Tony Perez and Ken Griffey have sons in the set!  There’s only one more Big Red Machine card out there – in 2002 Tony Perez has a manager card.

Topps included 16 of the 25 ’90 World Series members in the 1994 set (with a Randy Myers all-star card as well).  Nobody got back in the mix in 1995, though Norm Charlton was still active and Lou Piniella was the Mariners’ manager.  Charlton spent the entire ’94 season on the DL after Tommy John surgery.

Tom Browning and Rob Dibble had their last Topps card in the 1994 set, so they were gone.  Browning did pitch a couple of games for the Royals in 1995 before retiring, while Dibble had wrist surgery that forced him to miss the 1994 season.  Dibbs pitched for Milwaukee and the White Sox in 1995, and signed with Florida in 1996, but didn’t make the team and retired.  Both Dibble and Browning had cards in the 1995 Score set.  Joe Oliver didn’t have a card in the base Topps set, though he was included in the 1995 Traded set; he still had some seasons left in him.  Eric Davis retired from Detroit due to a bulging disk in his neck at the end of the 1994 season, though he’d be back with Cincinnati in 1996.  He didn’t have a card in the set, but had a card in Score and quite a few others in 1995.

That’s a net loss of 4 guys, for 12 out of 25 in 1995 Topps.  There was one subset card in this set – Danny Jackson on an All-Star card, so the total is 13 cards.  I don’t have the Hatcher, Benzinger or the Jackson AS card as of right now.

1995 – Jose Rijo, Danny Jackson, Randy Myers, Jack Armstrong, Hal Morris, Mariano Duncan, Barry Larkin, Chris Sabo, Billy Hatcher, Paul O’Neill, Jeff Reed, Todd Benzinger

There are also some 1990 Reds members in the insert sets.  The League Leaders insert set has Paul O’Neill, Hal Morris (for being up there in Batting Average) and Jose Rijo (for strikeouts).

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