Friday, October 19, 2012
Food-Issue Friday: 1992 Pacific/McDonald's Cardinals Walker Cooper
While I was never a fan of the company, I do find this set to be an attractive one. Featuring a great player selection, the set also includes a nice use of the Cards 100th anniversary logo, a solid gold bar on the top and bottom of card, and the classic Red/Yellow logo of the fast-food chain which all lend to a nice, clean front. Not only do I like the simplicity of the design, but I haven't seen many sets which have been able to use black and white photographs effectively. This one does-although not all the fronts are b/w; there's also a good selection of cards with color photos on the fronts.
The card backs contain some unique features: a nice inclusion of the Ronald McDonald Children's Charities logo in the middle of the card, directly above the stats. Speaking of stats, by including only a Cardinals and Career line, it allows more space for a write-up by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This, too, is a great idea by the company.
If I were a Cardinal collector- or more ambitious in my odd-ball collection- I would definitely look to put this one together.
Speaking of MickeyD's, who can forget Eddie Murphy's classic "We got McDonalds, we got McDonalds!"?