Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Barry Larkin Collection 281: 1994 Studio - #168

Barry Larkin
Year:  1994
Brand:  Studio
Card number:  168

The Studio brand was not one that I ever purchased as a kid - and that's probably just as well based on this particular card.  The front of the card is alright though it's definitely undeniably cheesy.  The locker shot with the jersey on the hanger coupled with Larkin's awkward grin make for a super cheesy card front (though it's charming in a way)!

Unfortunately, the back of the card is simply awful

The script initials?  Blech.
The slanted statistic labels (with much too small font)?  Double blech.
The fact that the easiest bit to read is that Larkin had an 8 year career (at that point)?  Boring.

Simply put, I can't find anything nice to say about the back of the card - even the card number in the pinkish triangle is garish.  Oye.


The Lost Collector said...

Some mid-90s Studio was ok, but this was not one of the stronger ones.

JediJeff said...

Agreed. That back is dreadful. Absolutely dreadful.

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