Tuesday, November 26, 2013

One Score and Zero Years Ago: The 1993 Select Braves


The debut of Pinnacle Brand's Select came in December of 1992, and was marketed as a mid-price product. It certainly wasn't as nice as the Pinnacle brand, but was a higher quality product than the base Score brand. It was a single, 405-card series, with cards that featured slightly-angled photos and a border featuring two shades of green.

The Rookie/Traded set, which came out in the fall of '93, was a much more attractive set- featuring blue borders, gloss and gold foil stamping, giving it much more of a mid-premium look and feel. The 150-card update set was a hobby exclusive with press runs announced at 1950, 24-box cases.



1993 Select Braves
7 Tom Glavine
17 Terry Pendleton
39 David Justice
84 Deion Sanders
109 Steve Avery
133 Ron Gant
159 Otis Nixon
161 Mark Lemke
177 John Smoltz
189 Brian Hunter
209 Charlie Leibrandt
233 Greg Olson
267 Rafael Belliard
282 Mark Wohlers
303 Jamie Arnold (1st Round Pick)
362 Jeff Reardon
382 Sid Bream
405 Ryan Klesko

Aces
2 Tom Glavine
*4 Greg Maddux (pictured as a Cub)
17 John Smoltz

Select Stars
*9 Greg Maddux (pictures as a Cub)
10 Tom Glavine


Rookie and Traded
5T Fred McGriff
59T Greg McMichael
123T Greg Maddux

All-Rookie Team
10 Greg McMichael

2 comments:

  1. I love this set. Still haven't completed the base Dodgers from it, which always makes me think it's in somewhat limited supply.

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  2. I've had hundreds... possibly thousands of those green bordered cards pass through my collection. But I'm pretty sure I've never seen one of those blue borders. I just picked up a few Greg Maddux lots on eBay. Hopefully there's at least one copy of card 123T in there.

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