Monday, December 14, 2009

Team Sets: 1991 Fleer

Players Included: Larry Anderson, Marty Barrett, Mike Boddicker, Wade Boggs, Tom Bolton, Tom Brunansky, Ellis Burks, Roger Clemens, Scott Cooper, John Dopson, Dwight Evans, Wes Gardner, Jeff Gray, Mike Greenwell, Greg Harris, Dana Kiecker, Randy Kutcher, Dennis Lamp, Mike Marshall, John Marzano, Rob Murphy, Tim Naehring, Tony Pena, Phil Plantier, Carlos Quintana, Jeff Reardon, Jerry Reed, Jody Reed, Luis Rivera, Kevin Romine

Best Picture: John Marzano. The young Marzano had the tall task of going out to talk to his pitcher…Roger Clemens. What does a youngster like Marzaono say to a multiple Cy Young winner? “Great pitching, Roger!” He looks a little out of his element in this shot.

Hall of Famers: Wade Boggs

Future Hall of Famers: Roger Clemens

Reason the buy the set: In 1991, the Phil Plantier card would have been a big draw. There are a lot of solid players, in addition to Boggs and Clemens. The yellow border itself might be enough of a draw.

Overall Reaction: This is a nice set. The yellow is a take it or leave it sort of thing. I like it, since it stands out in a collection. The player selection is great. All the budding stars are included, as well as some of the old dogs. It’s a fun set, that reminds me of one of the best core group of Red Sox players in a while.

1 comment:

  1. It's always great to see a baseball card of the late, great Johnny Marz.

    I'm in the leave it camp concerning the yellow borders, but I always liked the backs of the cards - full color picture, team logo, easy to read number and player's name and most of the player's career stats.


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