Sunday, March 07, 2010

Barry Larkin Collection 47: 1991 Bowman #673

Barry Larkin
Year:  1991
Brand:  Bowman
Card number:  673

This is the second Barry Larkin card from the 1991 Bowman set that I have (see card #379 here).  Unfortunately, I don't care for this card any more than I did the other '91 Bowman Larkin card.  The front features a photo (most likely from spring training) of Larkin pretending to stare down the pitcher from a batters box.  The back features a lot green and hard-to-read text breaking down Larkin's statistics versus indvividual teams.  I think it's probably a good thing interleague play has been introduced - it means it's basically impossible for card companies to do something similiar these days...what a waste of statistics!


Chad said...

I'm jealous of your Larkin collection, btw. My kids and I have been collecting all the Topps regular issue Reds cards since my birth year. We've pretty much completed that effort, though (although we have to get the new ones every year).

Maybe we will start on Larkin next. He's my favorite player, after all.

Keep up the great work.

FanOfReds said...

Chad, glad you stopped by! It's been a lot of fun collecting tons of Larkin cards - I've got a stack about 5 inches high or so of Larkins that I still need to scan and write-up posts for. It's a slow process admittedly, but it's a heckuva lot of fun (and a great way to really look closely at every card)! Plus, I figure my blog will serve (eventually) as the ultimate go-to source for Larkin cards, complete with scans of every single card I can get my hands on!

John said...


Chad said...

Well, keep up the Larkin posts. Good stuff.

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