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Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey no-hits Pirates

 

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Homer painted a masterpiece against the Pirates Friday night.

While not quite perfect — the Reds had one error and he walked one — Homer Bailey did breeze through the game, winning 1-0 in Pittsburgh to up his season record to 13-10 and giving some collectors reason to examine his 2004 Rookie Cards.

He’s the 15th pitcher in Reds history to throw a no-no and it’s the first for the franchise since 1988.

Bailey appears on 544 cards valued at more than $2,600, according to Beckett.com. (Need a checklist or OPG? Click here.) He has 259 different certified autographs and just 13 game-used memorabilia cards, while 441 of his cards, or 81 percent, are serial-numbered.

Bailey’s most-valuable Rookie Card is his 2004 SP Prospects card, a signed card limited to just 400 copies that typically sold for $25 or less before the news. His cheapest RC is his 2004 Topps Traded card, which checks in at just 75 cents.

The most-popular first-year card of the former first-rounder from LaGrange, Texas, is his 2004 Bowman Chrome Draft Gold Refractor, a certified autograph limited to just 50 serial-numbered copies that typically sold for $120 or less.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

5 Comments

Cincyscott76

Cool I live in Cincy and hopefully it stirs some more interest in his cards which haven’t been selling for much lately. GO REDS!!!

Posted September 29, 2012 at 7:14 am | Permalink
chrisolds

There’s likely to be a short-term bump in interest, but not likely for any extended duration given his record.

Posted September 29, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink
ed

I was at the game. It was no masterpiece. A hit Barmes had should have been a hit but was ruled otherwise.

We here in the burgh suffer every year with the bucs, so why shold this year be different?

Also a note to reds fans who come to pittsburgh: Please be nicer next time. You guys are flat out rude!

Posted September 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Permalink
Ed

Ed…..Your statement is almost laughable…..opps, no is very laughable. From someone that attends many games, the Pittsburgh fans ARE by far the biggest bunch of rednecks and talk about rude, loud and obnoxious! Go Reds!

Posted October 1, 2012 at 8:39 am | Permalink
ed verrilla

You made my point exactly! Ed…..Your statement is almost laughable…..opps, no is very laughable. From someone that attends many games, the Pittsburgh fans ARE by far the biggest bunch of rednecks and talk about rude, loud and obnoxious! Go Reds!

You posted to just dig at me and my city. All I was asking was some peace at the ball game. I do not pay to hear reds fans calling our pitcher faggot. i could tell you many more stories, but why waste time. AJ if you read this, let me know cause you are our best pitcher.

I pride myself in never being rude or a red neck. I come from the city. There are no red necks around me. I have been to many games, gone to other towns to see games, but the fans from Cinci are by far the second rudest fans I have encountered. The rudest, no offence to other citizens are the Philly fans. Been to football and baseball games, many of them.

Posted October 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

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