Monday, February 08, 2010

Barry Larkin Collection 40: 1992 Donruss #185

Barry Larkin
Year:  1992
Brand:  Donruss
Card number:  185

Of all the different Barry Larkin cards that I own, this particular card is one of the most aggravating.  For every good feature of the card, there seems to be an equally bad feature.  For instance:
Good:  An action shot of Larkin in the field
Bad:  It appears he is making a play at third, not at second (the more "natural" base for a shortstop to be making a play at).
Good:  Action packed photo, dirt flying, striped socks, and a view of the outfield wall distance.
Bad:  Who's the other player in the photo?  You can only see enough of the player to guess...and get annoyed.
Good:  The back of the card features a second photo of Larkin coupled with a lot of text and statistics.
Bad:  The back is difficult to read, and the blue border coupled with the predomintely red-clad Larkin equals "blech" to the eyes.

All things considered, this isn't the best Larkin, but it's also not the worst card of Larkin that I own...and let's face it, every card can't be a winner!


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