Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One Score and Zero Years Ago: The 1993 Upper Deck Series 1 Braves

As much as I liked the 1994 Upper Deck baseball set, I think the 1993 release is the last of the 'great' sets produced by the Carlsbad, Ca. company.

For its fifth release, Upper Deck would make use of a glossy stock, which gave it a much more high-end appearance. At 840 cards, it was also the company's largest set to date. Yes, the photography was still second to none, and once again the set featured a great checklist of stars, commons, prospects, and aging veterans. 

1993 Upper Deck Series 1 Atlanta Braves

21 Melvin Nieves, 24 Chipper Jones, 29 Javy Lopez, 75 Tom Glavine, 90 Mike Stanton, 91 Rafael Belliard, 104 Sid Bream, 163 Terry Pendleton, 166 Deion Sanders, 187 Greg Olson, 246 Steve Avery, 264 Ron Gant, 292 Otis Nixon, 363 John Smoltz, 366 David Justice, 376 Ryan Klesko, 393 Kent Merker

Home Run Heroes
#HR17 David Justice
  HR18 Terry Pendleton

On Deck
#D16 Chipper Jones

Walter Iooss Collection  
#WI5 Steve Avery

Favorite Card in Series 1 Team Set:
24 Chipper Jones How could I not choose the Star Rookie card of the young prospect? Great pose, black border on top and bottom and of course the star rookie logo all contribute to the beauty of this one.

1 comment:

  1. on this one, I believe there is also card #109 Mark Lemke.

    I also have a list for Series 2 if you need/want it. LMK