Baseball cards that look like credit cards? Sign me up. I remember very clearly enjoying these when I was a kid. I don't know why. They're kind of silly. And I don't think I quite understand the baseball-credit card connection. But I bought packs of em. I thought the raised stat numbers were sweet. And I was pretty stoked to get the Gold inserts that were thicker and had rounded corners like real credit cards. These were so uniquely odd at the time. That's probably why they were loved. Or were they? Maybe it was just me and my cousin.
Seven fan favorites make a good checklist. Larkin steals the spotlight, of course. I'm just now realizing that the hologram is unnecessary, but that is a minor offense. Bring back the design, Panini. Do it.
Cards - 7
RC's - 0
All Stars - 3 (Bret Boone, Barry Larkin, Reggie Sanders)
Hall of Famers - 1 (Barry Larkin)
Reds Hall of Famers - 2 (Jose Rijo, Barry Larkin)
Credit Score - 850
20 Deion Sanders
37 Barry Larkin
83 Willie Greene
85 Jose Rijo
88 Reggie Sanders
106 Hal Morris
139 Bret Boone