Saturday, March 26, 2011

Barry Larkin Collection 101: 2011 Topps - 60 Years of Topps - Original Back

Barry Larkin
Year:  2011
Brand:  Topps
Insert set:  60 Years of Topps - Original back
Card number:  Not numbered

The 2011 Topps "60 Years of Topps" set came in two varieties.  The first was a simple reprint of the front of one card per year of Topps' existence with a small blurb on the back talking about the card or set featured.  The second variety was an "original back" variety where both the front and back of the original card were reprinted with only minor differences (in the case of the Larkin card, the most noticable differences are the foil color and the word reprint underneath the Topps logo on the card back).  You can find my post on the original 1995 Larkin card here.

For comparison, here is the Topps reprint again followed by the original 1995 Topps Larkin card.


The front of both cards match (except the foil) but there are quite a few differences on the back.  Even so, there's nothing major that differs between the two cards - and so, it's a fine homage to a card that probably wasn't nearly as deserving as plenty of other Topps Larkin cards (such as this one or this one).

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