Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Barry Larkin Collection 25: 1992 Upper Deck #144

Barry Larkin
Year:
1992
Brand: Upper Deck
Card number: 144



"Rounding third and heading to home" was the 'ol lefthander's (Joe Nuxhall) radio signoff after every Reds game. This card captures that sentiment perfectly as it appears Barry Larkin just hit a game winning homer and is taking his final trot around the bases for the day.

On the back, Upper Deck featured a second photograph (in this case showing Larkin priming his bat). I think all card companies should look back at cards like this and realize that most collectors want multiple pictures on the card front and backs - not the same picture cropped! I know a lot of people love the 1993 Upper Deck set (which is nice) but I think the 1992 set is even better!

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