Tuesday, October 23, 2012
1997 Studio Gold Press Proofs
Design Notes: The set features studio images with a striped background. Gold foil is used for text and the side borders. Backs feature an action shot and highlight biography.
Parallels and Similars: This is one of two parallels for the regular 1997 Studio set (the other being a silver parallel).
Distribution: 500 copies were produced for each card and randomly inserted into packs.
Thoughts: By 1997, parallel inserts could be found in every product, though a serial numbering to only 500 was still pretty low. The design is simple and attractive, which could make this a very collectible set... if you don't mind studio-style portrait photos instead of action photos on the front of your cards.
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I wasn't a huge fan of Studio... but I do love me some mid 90's parallels (especially when they're serial numbered to only 500). Hmmm... such a dilemma. Okay, you sold me on them. Headed over to COMC to find the Gwynn and Maddux cards.ReplyDelete
Yeah, these are my favorite base Studio cards, though I would never actually collect the set. They're not quite that good. I really like the Heritage inserts though with the throwback jerseys.ReplyDelete