Friday, December 29, 2017

Barry Larkin Collection 574: 1990 Star - #4

Barry Larkin
Year:  1990
Brand:  Star
Card number:  4

The fourth card in the eleven card Barry Larkin set from 1990 Star highlights one of Barry's accomplishments from the 1989 season:  his Silver Slugger award.  The image on the front of the card is nice, though I will forever hate writing on a card that is "sideways".  That's one of the dangers of horizontal cards though - either they look good this way but bad in a binder, or they look better in a binder (the red borders all line up so to speak) but then the image is going up and down instead.  I know I'd prefer sets either be all vertical or all horizontal for that reason alone.

I was only 7 years old in 1989 when Larkin won his Silver Slugger - so I certainly wasn't aware that the Reds actually had two winners that year (the other being Eric Davis in the outfield).  Not bad to learn something new from a piece of cardboard that's nearly 30 years old now!


Fuji said...

Dang. Didn't realize Biggio won a SS Award so early in his career.

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