Friday, December 14, 2012

Food-Issue Friday: 1990 Starline Long John Silver John Smoltz

Modeled after the Starline Posters and looking like it should have a Pepsi Cola logo on the front, the 1990 Starline/Long John Silver cards were a rather forgettable odd-ball set which featured 40 cards of the same cast of characters that littered the 80s and 90s oddball cards. Many of the players feature multiple cards in the set, each with a different picture.

1990 Starline/Long John Silver's #14 John Smoltz

1990 Starline/Long John Silver's #34 (back) John Smoltz

Card number 34 features a different front and back photo of Smoltz

The card fronts actually remind me of some of the unlicensed cards from that era, while the backs are a little bit more mainstream. Team color schemes paint the front and back sides. In fact, the back of the set is kind of reminiscent of the back of the 1991 Fleer baseball set. And now that I think of it, the front of the '91 Fleer set looks like it could have been the ever-so-slightly better looking child of an ugly parent '90 Long John Silver set.

Ugly or not, the Smoltz' are still a great addition to my collection.

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