Sunday, May 01, 2016

Barry Larkin Collection 448: 1997 Upper Deck Collector's Choice - #17 - The Big Show Insert

Barry Larkin
Year:  1997
Brand:  Upper Deck Collector's Choice
Insert set:  The Big Show
Card number:  17

The Big Show insert set was seeded one-per-pack in Series One packs of 1997 Upper Deck Collector's Choice.  There is also a parallel of the Big Show cards called The Big Show World Headquarters Edition which were seeded 1:35 packs.  I own both Barry Larkin versions, but for today we will look at the "regular" card.

The front of the card is printed on a foil board card stock and features a nice photo of Larkin tipping his cap.  You calso get a pair of ESPN personalities front and center (Keith Olberman and Dan Patrick).  I have no real complaints about the front of the card.

The back of the card, however, is a disaster.  I HATE that there is two "stories" about Larkin, one presumably by Olberman, the other by Patrick, that are overlaid line-by-line.  Sure, the fonts are different but that's a terrible way to lay out a card back.

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