Best Picture: Jim Rice. There’s nothing special about this photo. It’s simply a classic picture of a ballplayer. Here we have the team’s slugger on the follow through. His eyes are looking in the distance to follow the flight of the ball. It’s a great moment in a ballgame.
Hall of Famers: Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Tom Seaver
Future Hall of Famers: Roger Clemens
Reason the buy the set: Three Hall-of-Famers in one set is a great start. It’s especially nice to see Tom Terrific in the Sox uniform. Add in Clemens from a Cy Young year, Buckner practically wearing horns, and the rookie card of Mike Greenwell, and you’ve got yourself quite a set.
Overall Reaction: I like the wood grain. Sure, it’s a little tacky and old-fashioned. But, it’s different, and doesn’t scream at you. It’s not bright pink. It’s a simple design allowing for the pictures to take center stage. It’s pretty high on a must have list of Red Sox team sets.