REDS PLAYERS ON SPECIAL COVERS
The 5 Bench covers above are First Day of Issue covers for the Legends of Baseball stamps. The 1st one is for the Roger Maris stamp, the other 4 are on the Mickey Cochrane stamp. The 2nd cover was issued by Grenada and also has a Grenada stamp.
This First Day Cover of the H-Rate (.33) Hat Stamp that was issued November 9, 1998 shows The Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench. The 2nd cover above shows Bench on the First Day of Issue for the Olympic Baseball stamp. The 3rd cover is issued on the day Bench was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The two covers above were issued on the day Pete got hit #4192 breaking Ty Cobb's all time hit record on September 11, 1985. The second cachet says 4193, did Rose get another hit that day? The 3rd cover is not for anything specific.
The first item is a 8/23/74 first day cover of the Volunteer yourself imprinted stamp honoring Pete Rose. The cover was issued by the DeMolay Society because Pete was a member of this organization which helps young men in preparing for a successful, happy, and productive life. The next cover has Rose on the First Day of Issue for the H-Rate (.33) Hat Stamp. The next three covers are First Day of Issue for the Legends of Baseball's Ty Cobb stamp.
The cover above shows Eric Davis on a cover issued on Opening Day of 1991of the World Champions of 1990. (Score was Reds 6, Astros 2).
Tom Browning 9-16-88
This cover honors Tom Browning for being the only Reds player to ever pitch a perfect game and only the 14th pitcher to accomplish this feat.
This cover is rather strange in that it has all kinds of information on it concerning who made it and where it was introduced, but they kind of forgot to mention who it was being honored. It shows pitcher Rob Dibble, one of the "Nasty Boys." Rob has the Major League record for having struck out 500 batters faster then anyone in Major League history.
JIM THORPE FDC
Voted the greatest athlete in the first half of the 20th Century, Jim Thorpe is shown on this First Day Cover of a stamp honoring him in 1984. Pictured in the cachet on this cover is Thorpe in his Reds uniform. He played part of the 1917 season with the Reds, playing in 77 games with 4 homers and a 247 batting avg. He is in The College Football Hall of Fame, The Pro Football Hall of Fame, and The Track & Field Hall of Fame.
Here is a First Day Cover of the Roy Campanella stamp with a cachet showing four of the Cincinnati Reds greatest sluggers.
This cover commemorates the 70 anniversary of Edd Roush's first of two batting titles.
1938 ALL STAR GAME-ANNIVERSARY COVER