Received as a stocking stuffer the 2007 Reds team calendar which was copyrighted by Major League Baseball and endorsed by the MLB Players Association.
With a new year fast approaching, I needed something with dates and months to adorne my office wall.
Anyway, consider my confusion and dismay when I saw photographs of two former Reds - Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez - emblazoned on the cover.
Sure, with deadlines on printing and production, it's difficult to account for off-season transactions. But, Lopez and Kearns were dealt to the Nationals on July 13!
A couple of other former Reds made the cut:
Jason LaRue (May) and Brandon Claussen (January).
If Ken Griffey Jr.'s left hand doesn't heal and Adam Dunn trade rumors come to fruition, the cover of my 2007 Reds team calendar might be worth something on the collectibles market.