Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Completely Red: 1993 Ultra

Man, this set was sweet. Gold foil all over the place. Faux marble finishes. Full bleed photos. A friggin ball on fire. High end stuff, bro. I don't remember how much packs of this cost, but it must have been a lot, because I don't remember having too many as a kid. I still find these as good or better than most modern cards. Ultra definitely peaked with their third release here. 

We have 24 Reds, all lookin' pretty good. Fleer got a little loose with the 'Rookie' ribbon, as none of the four designated rookies are actually classified as an RC, and the only true RC, Tim Pugh, didn't get one. Such is life. The Dibble and the Samuel are my favorites of the set. Keep an eye out for a Bip sighting as well.


Cards - 24

RC's - 1 (Tim Pugh)

All Stars - 12 (Barry Larkin, Bip Roberts, Chris Sabo, Reggie Sanders, Tom Browning, Rob Dibble, Roberto Kelly, Kevin Mitchell, Jeff Reardon, Juan Samuel, John Smiley, Dan Wilson)

Hall of Famers - 1 (Barry Larkin)

Reds Hall of Famers - 4 (Jose Rijo, Tom Browning, Barry Larkin, Chris Sabo)

Great Balls of Fire - 24


26 Tim Belcher
27 Jeff Branson
28 Bill Doran
29 Chris Hammond
30 Barry Larkin
31 Hal Morris
32 Joe Oliver
33 Jose Rijo
34 Bip Roberts
35 Chris Sabo
36 Reggie Sanders
325 Tom Browning
326 Tim Costo
327 Rob Dibble
328 Steve Foster
329 Roberto Kelly
330 Randy Milligan
331 Kevin Mitchell
332 Tim Pugh RC
333 Jeff Reardon
334 John Roper
335 Juan Samuel
336 John Smiley
337 Dan Wilson

1 comment:

  1. One of the first real nice "premium" sets. I remember my son buying these. I think the packs were double a regular Topps or fleer pack