Sunday, November 11, 2012

Barry Larkin Collection 147: 1997 Pinnacle Certified - #25

Barry Larkin
Year:  1997
Brand:  Pinnacle Certified
Card number:  25

The late 90s saw card companies try a lot of different things, some of their attempts have proved popular enough to continue to this day (autographs, relics, die-cuts, etc.).  However, despite the many advances for baseball cards, the 90s also saw a few ideas that weren't so good.  One of those ideas is the "peel off" wrap for a baseball card.  As any collector will tell you, the peel off wrap looks awful - but actually taking the wrapping off feels wrong.  It's a dilemma that card collectors shouldn't have to deal with!

As for the card itself, the front isn't very exciting but I kind of like the back.  It wouldn't be readable now with all the interleague play nonsense, but it worked for the time.

2 comments:

ryanmemorabilia said...

The 1997 Pinnacle cards look very nice. Do you have the 1996 Topps Laser Larkin?

FanOfReds said...

I don't think I have the '96 Laser card!

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