Saturday, November 17, 2012

1986 Meadow Gold Stat Back

Set Size: 20 cards, 2-9/16" x 3-1/2", issued in two-card panels.

Design Notes: This is the only one of three issues by Meadow Gold in 1986 to have printing on the back. I have a complete panel - Bruce Sutter is paired with Pedro Guerrero. An advertisement is also included in the panel which is found on the back. The logos are airbrushed from the cards as Meadow Gold didn't have an MLB license.

Parallels and Similars: Blank-backed cards with the same design were part of a different release found on ice cream cartons.

Distribution: This version of cards was included with packages of frozen specialty sweets, such as popsicles, fudgesicles, and bubble gum coolers.

Thoughts: While the design is fairly plain, this is supposedly one of the toughest regional issues to complete. Bruce here is sporting a nice beard, and looks ready to play for the local sandlot team with his logo-less hat and shirt.


  1. I always liked Bruce. Pair him on an 80's oddball and you've got one cool card.

  2. I'm not sure why, but I like Bruce Sutter too. He seems like a good guy. Maybe it's just the beard?