Sunday, October 13, 2013

Score!

Of all the major card manufacturers, Score has to rank as my least favorite. Well, at least when we're talking about the base cards in their flagship product. I found their designs bland, the photography inferior to those used by the other manufacturers, and their use of multi-colored borders redundant. That being said, there was an offering from Score that has been highly sought-after by this collector, the 1992 Score Factory Set World Series inserts.

# B3 Lemke Leaves Twins Limp

1992 Score - Factory Inserts #B3 Mark Lemke / David Justice Front


1992 Score - Factory Inserts #B3 Mark Lemke / David Justice Back



There's a part of me that thinks the entire seven-card set needs to be a part of my collection. The Braves may have only won three of the seven games, but those losses were a part of  team history. I just couldn't do it, though. Not after all the heart-ache this team has brought upon me and other Braves fans. Perhaps one day I'll be able to get the other four cards, but for now- I'll be content just adding the cards for each of the team's three wins.


#B4 Braves Gain Series Tie
1992 Score - Factory Inserts #B4 Lonnie Smith / Brian Harper Front
1992 Score - Factory Inserts #B4 Lonnie Smith / Brian Harper Back

One of the interesting things about the three cards is that each features plays at the plate on front and back, save the back of card 5.

 The front of B4 has my all-time favorite photograph for any card. Also used by Topps on it's 1992 Stadium Club card, the viewer can just feel the bone crunching blow that Brian Harper took as Skates Smith plowed over him at home plate. The back also shows a separate play at the plate, this one a game-winner.



#B5 Braves Bomb Twins

1992 Score - Factory Inserts #B5 David Justice Front   1992 Score - Factory Inserts #B5 David Justice Back

While the back of this card doesn't feature a play at the plate- at least it does feature a World Series rarity: a catcher stealing a bag.

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