Brand: O-Pee-Chee Premier
Card number: 96
The O-Pee-Chee Premier set had a rather pompous name for the time (but at least it was a marked improvement over the 1992 O-Pee-Chee flagship effort). In fact, had I know about O-Pee-Chee Premier when I was a kid, I probably would have chased the set! Instead, the only O-Pee-Chee that I ever saw was the "clone of Topps except with French added on the back." Since I didn't know French, nor would I ever take French in the future, cards with French on them as their only distinguishing feature never appealed to me!
As for the this particular Larkin card, I think the back is ten times better than the front! I love the giant Reds' logo (especially since it's the running man). I also like the mug shot and the easy-to-read card number. I don't care for the vertical text but I am well aware that vertical text was a popular card element in the 90s and so I'll forgive O-Pee-Chee for that.
no. 653 - russ snyder
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