Griffey looks: in a state of begrudging acceptance
Is this a good Griffey card? Yes. It's perhaps the most universally desireable card in an otherwise piss-poor (pun intended) set.
The set: YELLOW.
Here's two of history's greatest southpaw pitchers. That Glavine is in the binder because it's a rare one of a pitcher sliding into home. Way to protect the hands, Tom.
This is in the binder under B for Bonds, but it's a great picture and one of the only cards of two-time World Series champ Mariano Duncan I've held on to.
Crazy, right? It's totally real, I assure you. In a set loaded with stupid mistakes, this is a big, honking error. Has anyone else seen one of these wrong back cards? I hear they're not uncommon, but I've never seen another.
Apparently a bunch have surfaced with football on the front and baseball on the back. I wouldn't even waste time calling that an error - that probably falls more under the category of major f**k-up.
God this set sucks.
What a great card. When Barry started slinging them out the park at record pace and the media started going bananas (bananas - yellow. get it? sorry.), I sifted through my collection for Bonds cards to set aside. They would be my baseball card IRA. I'm proud to say none of this card made it out of the Griffey box to the Bonds stack. My desire to keep the Griffeys together was stronger than my desire for wealth.
Griffey gets more words, but Bonds has more records. So who makes this card more desireable? Who had the more storied career? Is all publicity good publicity? This card comes with a lot of questions.
Here is the one bright spot in Fleer's awful product line for '91. I've said it before: there's not enough rainbows on cards anymore. The blurb is solid, and you get 3 color pictures on one card. In all, a great insert for 1991.