Friday, August 21, 2015

Barry Larkin Collection 386: 1996 Leaf - #105 - Checklist

Barry Larkin & Mo Vaughn
Year:  1996
Brand:  Leaf
Card number:  105
Subset:  Checklist

Checklist cards are generally quite boring - so getting a checklist with two star players on it, along with team logos, is actually a nice surprise!  I could do without all the foil on Larkin's side of the card (notice how much nicer Vaughn's side scans).  No matter though, this is a solid design.  The only weird bit is that both Larkin and Vaughn appear in the checklist on the Vaughn side of the card.  I wonder why Leaf didn't put someone like Wade Boggs or Pedro Martinez (or even Tony Gwynn) on the front of the card and then Larkin (or Vaugn - booo!) on the back.  I like my cards having a bit more synergy in the various aspects, but even so, I can't complain too much about a checklist card featuring Larkin!


TTG said...

I believe they shared the card because they were MVPs of their respective leagues the previous season. I'd guess that Hideo Nomo and Marty Cordova share a checklist, as well as Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson.

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