Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Barry Larkin Collection 116: 2000 Pacific Omega #36

Barry Larkin
Year:  2000
Brand:  Pacific Omega
Card number:  36

The Pacific line of cards was probably best known for their crazy inserts.  However, the folks at Pacific also experimented quite a bit with their various base card designs (such as with the 2000 Omega set).  If you look at the front of the card, you'll see it appears Larkin is trying to run his way over metallic crystals that just so happen to have his name and team name on them (along with his image).

As for the back of the card, well, there's a minimal amount of stats, a brief bio, a large mugshot of Larkin, and then a fairly large Reds logo surrounded by an even larger outline of home plate.  Depending on the day, I'd either tell you this design works despite being weird or that it's works because it's weird.  I'm not exactly sure which it is, but I do know this is another nice addition to my Larkin binder.

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