Saturday, August 11, 2012

Barry Larkin Collection 138: 2004 Topps - Gold Parallel #636

Barry Larkin
Year:  2004
Brand:  Topps
Parallel:  Gold parallel #0964/2004
Card number:  636

In a strange twist, I acquired the 2004 gold parallel version of Barry Larkin before the regular version.  The regular 2004 base cards are sort of dull (though I like the little baseball guy silhouette in the corner).  However, the gold parallels really "pop" because the team color border acts as a perfect frame for the action shot.  The back of Larkin's card is kind of boring (mostly due to the full statistics since he had a long, illustrious career by the time 2004 rolled around).  That said, despite the boring look I still appreciate the back because I like having full statistics on my flagship Topps cards!


Dennis said...

Another great Larkin, and one I wish I had, too!

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