2001 Topps ’90 Reds Cards

20 02 2015

The number of guys from the 1990 World Series team went up to 6 in the 2000 Topps set after being 3 the year before.  This was the most it had been in quite a while.

There were 2 players back after not having cards in the 2000 set:

  • Jeff Reed had a card in the 1999 set, but not in 2000.  He came back in the 2001 set, even though he had played his last game in MLB in 2000.  Reed is shown with the Astros; he was a non-roster Spring Training invitee in 2001.  He never played for them and later signed with the Phillies.  He finished out his professional career at AAA Stanton that year.
  • Joe Oliver had been gone for a few years from the flagship Topps set, but he was back in 2001 with a card showing him with the Brewers.  He played with Milwaukee in 2001, but he didn’t have a card in 2000.

Last but not least – Topps came back with manager cards, and Sweet Lou was still managing the Mariners at this point.

2001 – Barry Larkin, Paul O’Neill, Eric Davis, Joe Oliver, Jeff Reed, Lou Piniella

2001 Topps 90 Reds

2001 Topps Paul O'Neill

2001 Topps 90 Reds Piniella

Each guy had 4 parallel cards – Topps Gold, Employee, Limited Edition and HTA.

There were no subset cards with these guys in the base set.  Larkin had an insert card – he was shown with Ken Griffey Jr., Johnny Bench, and Joe Morgan on a combo card.

2001 Topps Combos Big Red Machine


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