Monday, March 05, 2012

Barry Larkin Collection 121: 1987 Classic Travel #133 - Green Back

Barry Larkin
Year:  1987
Brand:  Classic
Card number:  133  (green back version)

The 1987 Classic set had two different versions, a regular set and a travel set.  Complicating matters further, the travel set had two different variations - green backs (as seen here) and yellow backs.  My particular card happens to be a bit off center which is a little disappointing since this is another Barry Larkin rookie card.

In typical Classic form, the card features a few trivia questions on the back along with a short player statistics area.  Of course, Larkin hadn't played in many big league games by the time this card was printed so Classic went with his college stats (which is kind of cool in its own quirky way).   All told, it is certainly not my favorite card ever...but given that it is a relatively difficult card to find and the fact that it is from Larkin's rookie year, the card does have a special place in my collection!

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