Brand: Upper Deck
Card number: 65
The 1998 Upper Deck set is one of the few Upper Deck sets that has actually grown on me over the past decade or so. I remember when the set was first released thinking that it was quite ugly - but looking back I can appreciate the fact that Upper Deck didn't completely overdo the foil (as they usually did in that era).
I will forever dislike vertical names on the front of baseball cards though so that is one big bummer.
In actuality, I think it's the back of the card that saves the design - the large team logo, second photo, full career statistics (yay!) and a small but interesting snippet about the player make for an interesting card back. This card gets bonus points for the rather unique photo of Barry on the front of the card as well - it's not often you get a card of a baseball player giving a fan (?) a high-five.
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