Friday, January 16, 2009

1993 Upper Deck

I didn't think I was ever going to get to these. These are one of my all-time favorite 90's sets. Top 5 material. So many great cards and themes in this set. Upper Deck had the knack for pulling off the cheesy subsets, but without making them look cheesy. I offer up the Motown Mashers card as exhibit A.

Upper Deck was still doing the team checklist cards with the great paintings on the front, which I always though looked better than the Dick Perez paintings over at Donruss. This is just a great card of Travis Fryman. 

This base card of Rico Brogna is one of the all-time best Tiger cards. I have always thought it was cool as hell how they lined up the photo so that the OED on his cap replaced the D in the UPPER DECK crawl across the top of the card.

The 1993 Upper Deck Detroit Tigers:
46 Motown Mashers
63 Scott Livingstone
68 Frank Tanana
86 Mickey Tettleton
95 Mark Leiter
162 Milt Cuyler
195 Tony Phillips
217 Rob Deer
251 Dan Gladden
273 Lou Whitaker
364 Travis Fryman
378 John Kiely
386 Rico Brogna
398 Bill Gullickson
403 Mike Henneman
446 Rick Greene
455 Travis Fryman - Peter Gammons By The Numbers
499 Cecil Fielder - RBI Champion
512 Mike Moore
530 Bill Krueger
532 Alan Trammell
564 Cecil Fielder
601 Mike Munoz
633 Tom Bolton
685 Greg Gohr
699 David Wells
757 John Doherty
766 Kirk Gibson
836 Team Checklist

Hell, I even love the card of Mark Leiter looking like he just watched a Mark Leiter start....

There were a lot of insert cards, but Upper Deck was still banging out great looking cards with those too. I can't seem to find any info on this Travis Fryman card, other than it was from a set called Diamond Gallery, and it was card #25, but I don't know if it was an insert set or something else. But it looks cool too. The scan doesn't do the hologram justice.

Clutch Performers
R9 Cecil Fielder

Home Run Heroes
HR 3 Cecil Fielder

Iooss Collection
WI23 Cecil Fielder

On Deck
D11 Cecil Fielder

1 comment:

Lindemann said...

These are super great!