Sunday, January 2, 2011

Superb Score 1988-1993

Well, now we are done with the Fleer cards and the year. Why not start out the new year with another round of my favorites from another big name. This time we will start to look at Score's entry into the baseball card world. The first three sets to look at were just given set names by the great Night Owl on this post. I would say I have to agree with him on the names, they are spot on. Here would be the cards from the first half of Score's offerings.

1988 Alvin Davis
The reoccurring theme of the '88 set was lots of action shots of pitchers and hitters. Why not pick my favorite Mariner of all-time.

If anyone owns this card, I'm open to a trade.
1988 Rookie/Traded Jay Buhner
It looks like Jay tried, or did hit this ball halfway to China. That looks like a powerful swing.

1989 Rich Renteria
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's County Stadium in Milwaukee. It sure looks empty to me.

If anyone has this card, I'm open to a trade.
1989 Rookie/Traded Ken Griffey Jr.
Nice shot of the young skinny kid from his first year.

1990 Harold Reynolds
I like the execution of catching a ball with two hands, and the flip down glasses are the topper.

1990 Rookie/Traded Pete O'Brien
Easy choice, considering the Mariners only had one card in this set.

1991 Ken Griffey Jr. Score All-Star
This cards makes laugh with the big head cartoon. It reminds me of later when Ken was on the Simpsons with a swollen head.

If anyone has this card, I'm open to a trade.
1991 Rookie/Traded Rob Murphy
Another easy choice for the one card Seattle had in the Rookie/Traded set.

1992 Jay Buhner
I can't figure out the look of these where he is coming from green oblivion to a baseball field.

If anyone has this card, I'm open to a trade.
1992 Rookie/Traded Bret Boone
I can't find many pictures from the three cards in this set, but this was the biggest name.

1993 Edgar Martinez
I didn't realize guys could get hits on the tip of their toes, a la Michael Jackson 1980's style.

Score didn't make a Rookie/Traded set for Score in 1993. They did make one for the new Score Select. There is the first part of Score's run at cards. Not great, but not the worst I've ever seen either.

1 comment:

  1. I like those earlier Score sets. People may say they were "junk wax," but I still think they look good.