Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Barry Larkin Collection 241: 2013 Panini Cooperstown - #149 - Colgan's Chips Disk

Barry Larkin
Year:  2013
Brand:  Panini Cooperstown
Insert set:  Colgan's Chips Disk
Card number:  149

The Colgan's Chips Disks were seeded 1 per pack in 2013 Panini Cooperstown.  Although the cards are numbered on the card itself, online checklists list this Larkin as #149 in the set.  As of this post, I have yet to buy myself a single pack of Panini (anything Panini, not just Cooperstown) so I've been relying on the likes of eBay, Listia, and traders to help me fill in my Larkin Collection with Panini's products.  This particular "card" was sent to me by William over at Foul Bunt (for which I am very thankful)!

As for the card itself, the front features a black and white head shot of Larkin (with the cap conveniently cut off since Panini can't show MLB logos).  The back has a replica ad much like the real Colgan's Chips that came out around 1910 or so.  Personally, I find sets like this a refreshing take on the vintage throwbacks - and it's nice to have more variety than simply the standard mini card (ala Allen & Ginter, Gypsy Queen, Goodwin Champions, etc.).

The only downside to the card is that I am not aware of any great way to store it - it rolls around a bit too much for my liking in a 9-pocket page...but that's the best I can do for now!


JediJeff said...

I did some measuring - these should fit perfectly in the binder pages for coins that BCW puts out.

I haven't gotten any to test yet, but I believe they should fit well and not too snug.

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