Tuesday, March 12, 2013
1990 Leaf: The Silver Fox
Griffey looks: focused
Is this a good Griffey card? Yes. The first premium Leaf set and an iconic set in general. Plus, look at that happy guy on the back. C'mon. That's charisma, right?
The set: 1990 Leaf was Donruss' leap into the world of premium cards. Leaf would be one of the most respected and beautifully-designed sets for years to come. Even the Donruss base set started looking better.....well, not in 1990, but eventually.
I bought a big mystery box at my LCS a few weeks ago and it had almost the entire set of 1990 Leaf inside. I cherry-picked a few to show here:
And yet I still want it. That, and the Frank Thomas RC from this set just because it was such an unattainable card when I was a kid, and Frank is awesome.