Sunday, February 22, 2015

Barry Larkin Collection 340: 1995 Zenith - #4

Barry Larkin
Year:  1995
Brand:  Zenith
Card number:  4

For me, Zenith is a set mostly known for being last in the alphabet.  Seriously, that's about as much thought as I'd ever given the brand.  In a way, that's deserving since the full set name is actually Pinnacle Zenith.  They must love redundancy over at Pinnacle since Zenith means the same thing.  They might as well have called this set the Top Pinnacle Peak Zenith Climax set.

Moving on to the actual Larkin card at hand, it's not too bad.  The front features a shot of Larkin in his swing follow through superimposed over what I guess is supposed to be a top view of a pyramid?  I guess the top of the pyramid is another illusion to the pinnacle or zenith.  More redundancy.

The back of the card features Larkin's hit statistics broken down by location on the field and whether each hit was off of a lefty or a righty.  You also get Larkin's career statistics in a scoreboard over the right field fence.  It's definitely a strange way to show off statistics...and there's a pretty good reason why it didn't catch on.

I think it's safe to say that Zenith belongs at the end of the year's worth of cards...


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