Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Barry Larkin Collection 208: 1990 Topps Coins - #51

Barry Larkin
Year:  1990
Brand:  Topps Coins
Card number:  51

The inclusion of this item in my Larkin collection may seem a bit odd since it's not a true card.  However, it was made by Topps and is a licensed product so it's good enough for me.  In fact, you could also argue that this is more legitimate than some cards such as Post Cereal cards.

The coin itself is part of a 60 coin set produced by Topps in 1990.  The set featured most of the stars at the time along with some younger players (of which Larkin was a part in 1990).  The coin has an outer rim that makes it scan terribly on the front (as seen above) and the while the back sits flat it also is almost impossible to read in the scan.  Unfortunately, the coin is only marginally better when held in person - there's probably a reason why Topps discontinued the idea after only a couple of years!

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