Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1991 Homers Cookies Classics

Set size: 9 cards

Front Design: The white bordered cards contain a sepia photo of the player inside a bronze frame; a box in the lower left corner contains his name in white capital letters.

Back Design: The black-ink-on-white backs have the player's name, date of Hall of Fame induction, lifetime statistics, and a collection of career highlights. The complete checklist and Homers Classics logo appears at the bottom.

Parallels and Similars: none known

Distribution: One card was inserted into each box of Homers Cookies.

Thoughts: The set is very plain in its design, and looks like card layout was an afterthought. On the other hand, the checklist contains a good selection of Hall of Famers, and kids opening the cookies in 1991 would receive a little bit of baseball history with their sugar rush. At only 9 cards, it's an easy set to complete, but only if you have an emotional attachment to the cookies or like all nine players.

Additional Images: card back:

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