Friday, November 14, 2014

Food-Issue Friday: Simply A Mouthful

I always like to try to keep things simple. "See the ball, hit the ball." "If you can't explain it to a six-year old, you don't understand it yourself." And yet sometimes, "Simplicities are enormously complex. Consider the sentence 'I love you.'" Cards can be the same- and when they are, they're glorious.

Like so many of the discs produced by Michael Schechter Associates, the 1994 Innovative Confections Sucker Savers are pretty simple in design but with parts that are all interconnected. Even the name itself is a mouth full. Want to keep it simple? Let's just call them Sucker Savers. See? Simple!

Like I said, the front is nice and clean: Red border, yellow strip, yellow diamond. All tied in together nicely. Hold the logos.

The backs...well, they, too, are simply wonderful. Blue on white. Two simple stat lines: one for 1993, the other for career totals. No Runs, Doubles, Triples, Stolen Bases, Walks, or Strikeouts. But stars. Lots of stars.

These discs were originally offered in plastic lollipop holders and measure 2-3/8" in diameter. They also proudly proclaim 'First Annual Collectors Edition' along the bottom of the disc, but as far as I can tell, there was never a second offering from the company. Which, you know, kinda sucks.

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