Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OBRC: 1992 ACTION PACKED ASG YOGI BERRA

GREAT ON-DECK SHOT.


PROTOTYPE WATERMARK ALWAYS LOOKS IMPRESSIVE.


WHY I LIKE IT

  • Calling Action Packed embossed cards from the junk wax era oddball is a bit of a stretch. Like Sportflics, these carved in cardboard cards have a gimmick look to them, thus qualify as oddball to me. But you don't look at them; you feel them, like a topographic relief map. And, yes, you can feel the creases of Yogi Berra's blousy flannels and pudgy face.  

WHAT'S THE STORY?

  • ASG stands for All-Star Gallery, an 84-card set that honors former All-Stars. However, one of the players featured, Joe Garagiola, was never an All-Star. 
  • As you can see clearly on the back, this is part of a prototype preview set. The other cards are Bob Gibson, Willie Mays, Warren Spahn and Willie Stargell

HOW I ACQUIRED IT

  • Included inside the giveaway bag for the 1992 National in Atlanta.

1 comment:

  1. Great looking card. Gotta find one for my promo card collection.

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