Thursday, January 14, 2010

Team Sets: 1990 Score

Players Included: Marty Barrett, Greg Blosser, Mike Boddicker, Wade Boggs, Dennis Boyd, Ellis Burks, Rick Cerone, Roger Clemens, Scott Cooper, John Dopson, Nick Esasky, Dwight Evans, Wes Gardner, Rich Gedman, Mike Greenwell, Danny Heep, Eric Hetzel, Randy Kutcher, Dennis Lamp, Rob Murphy, Carlos Quintana, Jody Reed, Kevin Romine, Lee Smith, Mike Smithson, Maurice Vaughn

Best Picture: Rich Gedman. A pure catcher’s shot. Gedman is in full gear, chasing down a ball. His hair is matted from the heat of being under that mask all the time. Since Gedman’s focus appears to be down, I’m assuming he’s not going after a foul pop up. This is obviously a ball that got by him. The look of despair on his face screams that this is the last thing he wants to be doing at this moment.

Hall of Famers: Wade Boggs,

Future Hall of Famers: Roger Clemens

Reason to Buy the Set: Years ago, the Mo Vaughn rookie card would have been the big draw. Nowadays, it rests with the stars, Boggs and Clemens

Overall Reaction: The bridge borders are a slight distraction. For a newer company, the score set was already becoming a little stale. There’s plenty of minor star power in this set, adding the likes of Mike Greenwell, Lee Smith and Dwight Evans to Clemens and Boggs. The set also featured many of the young stars that were supposed to carry the Sox to multiple titles. The homegrown talent was supposed to create a dynasty. Looking back, poor talent selection and poor design make this a rather forgettable set.


  1. Score went downhill fast after its 1988 debut.

    Thanks for the great package of Phillies cards you sent, especially the autographed Greg Golson card! I'll feature some of the cards in upcoming posts. The bonus Section 36 custom scorecard is also much appreciated!

  2. Glad you liked the cards!

    If you end up scoring a game on the scorecard, send me a scan. I'm sure we'd all love to see how you score a game.


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