Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Barry Larkin Collection 387: 1996 Select Certified - #41

Barry Larkin
Year:  1996
Brand:  Select Certified
Card number:  41

The 1996 Select Certified set is a Jekyll and Hyde set if you ask me.  The front of the card is pretty much hideous, boring, and all-around lousy (especially with the vertical font).  The back of the card, however, is interesting, different, and quite attractive.  I particularly like the Reds' logos in the background plus the unique statistical breakdown of Larkin's stats against all the other National League Teams.

I can't help but wonder if Pinnacle had two design teams working on this set - one for the front of the card and one for the back of the card (and I can only presume that those two design teams never bothered to talk to each other)!


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