For a few years now I've been on the lookout for a small set of Braves cards put out by the Atlanta-area Boys Scouts of America. The thirteen card set is unique in that only one card was issued per year from 1992 until 2004- with a variety of card designs on the front of the cards. The backs are red, white, and blue and includes personal information, career records (including post-season), and career highlights.
Well, my search had been fruitless until recently. If you've been following my posts here recently, you might recall that I've been 'in the zone'- picking up many items that have eluded me over the years (either due to scarcity or funds). Surprisingly, these two cards were from different sellers- so I guess they are actually some of these out there. Another shocker: the price. I paid the same amount for the Blauser ($1.99) as I did for Maddux.
At the bottom of the back side of the cards is the following statement: Only boys that are members of the Boy Scouts of America and in good standing are eligible for this commemorative BSA World Series Championship Baseball Card. It is not to be sold. One printing only.
It then goes on to include a checklist- with another name being added each year.
The complete checklist is as follows:
1992 Jeff Treadway
1993 Dale Murphy
1994 Deion Sanders
1995 Greg McMichael
1996 Ryan Klesko
1997 Jeff Blauser
1998 Greg Maddux
1999 John Rocker ~ I wonder if they didn't regret this one!
2000 John Smoltz
2001 Tom Glavine
2002 Kevin Millwood
2003 Marcus Giles
2004 Russ Ortiz
Unfortunately, this series didn't feature a Chipper card.