Tuesday, March 31, 2009

2005 Chachi #22 Rheal Cormier

Jenna requested a post to honor Rheal Cormier, and I have agreed. In 2005, I produced my first full set of Chachi cards based on the legendary 1975 Topps design. The '75 Topps set was the first full complete set my Dad and I collected together, and it's still my all-time favorite baseball card set.

Rheal had a pretty good career with the Phils from 2001 to 2006 as a situational left-handed specialist out of the bullpen. He was traded to the Reds on July 31, 2006, which is still considered to be a very dark day in our household. Rheal was released by the Reds in early 2007, pitched briefly in the Braves' farm system, and retired before the end of the '07 season.


Jenna said...

Rheal is missed. :(

Jim said...

It's very sad.