Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Barry Larkin Collection 329: 1994 Fleer Extra Bases - #233

Barry Larkin
Year:  1994
Brand:  Fleer Extra Bases
Card number:  233

The 1994 Fleer Extra Bases set was a 400 card set where all 400 cards were oversized.  The cards in the set measure 2 1/2" by 4 3/4" which is definitely an odd size as compared to most cards in my collection!  Thankfully, the extra size is used nicely by action shots (Larkin fielding on the front side and bunting on the reverse side).  You also get five years' worth of statistics on the back - unfortunate because the large side of the card should have easily allowed Fleer to give full career statistics for any player!

The cards in the Fleer Extra Bases set are ordered according to team - the Reds make up cards #227 - 241.  I'm not sure if anyone ever bothered to collect the full 400 card set - and if someone did, I wonder how they stored the set!  That said, for an oddball (albeit licensed), this is a pretty cool card and one that I'm quite happy to have in my collection!


Bru said...

Late to the game, but I will say that Ultra-Pro makes some six-pocket sheets that are the right size for these, Tall Boys, ticket stubs (with a little room) and those awesome 93 UD At-Bat cards.

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