Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Fake grass on cards
Ahhh, the '90s. I miss 'em...at least for insert sets anyways. I don't really miss roller blades or the Macarena or AOL. Along with the seemingly hundreds of card brands came hundreds of inserts with some pretty wacky designs.
Many of us remember Circa. Ugly base cards, often with a random quote from a coach on the front. What a lot of don't remember are some of the crazy insert sets that came along with Circa. Case in point: this 1997 Fast Track Mariano Rivera. This card was in a binder I have but clearly stopped putting cards in around 1999. I took it out of it's page and was shocked to rub my finger across it to find that the green was actually a felt-like material. I guess it was to mimic grass? Either way, add this to list of crazy inserts from the 1990's. In a weird way, I miss it.