Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Barry Larkin Collection 169: 1995 Sportflix UC3 - #26

Barry Larkin
Year:  1995
Brand:  Sportflix UC3
Card number:  26

The Sportflix line is known for crazy designs.  That, however, does not excuse this particular design.  The front of the card features an abnormally large (and shiny looking) glove along with a baseball that is clipping Larkin's shoulder.  As a whole, I don't care for the front of the card much at all.

On the other hand, the card is able to redeem itself in my eyes thanks to a really nice reverse design.  The action photo of Larkin is appreciated (even if he isn't looking toward the camera).  I also like the Reds logos that litter the background of the card, it's a simple idea but one that hasn't been used by a lot of card sets.

All things told, this isn't my favorite card but it's not the worst either.  In fact, it's basically a perfect example of a mid-90s baseball card (for all the good and bad that such a thing entails).

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