Monday, March 13, 2017

Barry Larkin Collection 509: 1999 Skybox Thunder - #160

Barry Larkin
Year:  1999
Brand:  Skybox Thunder
Card number:  160

The Skybox Thunder set is yet another late 90s set obsessed with messing with fonts (both in terms of size and direction).  The Larkin card is also pretty heavy on purple...and a bunch of random images at the top of the front of the card.  All told, it's not a very impressive design (though the image on the back of Larkin's card is undeniably cool).

As for the set itself...the set is broken up into three tiers (each rarer than the one before it).  Larkin ended up in Tier 2 (100 Tier 2 cards seeded 2 cards per pack).  In addition, there are a number of parallels of this card out there including:

  • Rant parallel (retail only)
  • Rave parallel (hobby only, numbered to 150)
  • Super Rave parallel (hobby only, numbered to 25)

As of the time of this writing, I don't own any of the parallels from the set (and while I would like to someday own all of the Larkin cards out there...or at least all of them numbered out of 25 or more), I don't see myself rushing to add more cards from this set to my collection anytime soon.

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