Saturday, January 01, 2011

Barry Larkin Collection 78: 1991 Woolworth - #30

Barry Larkin
Year:  1991
Brand:  Woolworth (Topps)
Card number:  30

The 1991 Woolworth set was produced by Topps.  I received this card in a trade at one point - and I had never heard of the set...so I did a little internet research.  Here's what I found (courtesy of keymancollectibles ):
Made by Topps, and issued by Woolworth as a boxed set the 1991 "Baseball Highlights" baseball card set consist of 33 high gloss cards that measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" The set features highlights of the previous season. The front of the "Topps Collectors Series" cards showcase full color photos. The back of the red, and white card with black print is numbered.
As for this particular card, it's a great reminder of the Reds' 1990 World Series victory since the entire back of the card highlights Larkin's contributions to the Reds' sweep of the Athletics.  The front of the card features a decent night shot of Larkin swinging the lumber - and the entire card looks nice, especially for an "odd ball" set!  In fact, judging by the checklist, there are nine Reds cards in the set (out of 33 total cards) - so this is a set I really would like to track down in its entirety!

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