Brand: Tombstone Pizza
Card number: 25 of 30
Depending on how you look at it, the mid-90s were either the absolute best or the absolute worst time to be a card collector. On the one hand, there were a TON of different products and sets out there which resulted in a huge variety of cards. On the other hand, because of the large number of sets available, collecting became a confusing, almost impossible, mess - especially if you were a player collector of a popular player (such as Larkin).
Amongst the aforementioned mess of sets was a group of unlicensed sets, mostly found in cereal boxes and the like. This particular card was actually found in Tombstone Pizza packaging, I distinctly remember getting a couple of these cards as a kid (never a Larkin of course), maybe I even still have them floating around somewhere!
Anyhow, this particular Larkin card is actually pretty nice for a non-licensed card. The front features a nice action shot of Larkin playing short stop along with the (goofy) Tombstone logo in the lower right-hand corner. The back of the card features five years worth of career statistcs, a nice write-up, and a head shot of Larkin (with the logos airbrushed out) along with the player "vitals."
All in all, it's a fairly solid card - and I'm guessing a complete set of these cards would look pretty slick in a binder - certainly better than plenty of other "advertising" card sets from the 90s!