Friday, September 27, 2013

Barry Larkin Collection 209: 1991 Jimmy Dean - #10

Barry Larkin
Year:  1991
Brand:  Jimmy Dean
Card number:  10

The early 90s were a heyday for "oddball" baseball cards.  It certainly seemed like every cereal, breakfast sausage, and pizza company had their own line of baseball cards.  Most, if not all, were not licensed to use the team logos, but most could use the full team name (as in the case of the Jimmy Dean cards).

In terms of design, the Jimmy Dean card is sort of a poor man's Post Cereal card.  There is a lot of yellow happening - but the back of the card is actually quite nice with the facsimile signature (which plays into the "signature edition" theme that Jimmy Dean used).  Not a bad effort - and quite honestly, it's probably better than quite a few of the fully licensed sets from that time period!

Jimmy Dean would continue to have a similar baseball card set in both 1992 and 1993.

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