Friday, November 14, 2014

1987 Minnesota Twins World Series Set

After a few months of inactivity, I've been spending some time here and there on Listia. It really hasn't changed a whole lot, there still are way too may listors thinking they're going to get 499 credits for a junk wax common, but occasionally I see something of interest.

Although I'm far from a Twins fan, this was just too out of the ordinary to pass up.

There is not a lot of information about these cards available. I found singles on COMC, but no information about the set.

Here is the back of the card. Along with some personal information, there is stats from the Championship Series and the World Series, and then a combination of the two.

After a bit of searching I was able to find a set on Amazon. It lists it as "Rare 1987 Fleer Minnesota Twins World Series Set". I don't see the Fleer name anywhere on these cards, unless the "F" in "BRF" at the bottom of the card stands for Fleer.

According to this listing, there were 5,000 of these sets produced but they were pulled because of licensing issues (no permission to use the World Series logo). Although it was sealed when I received it, cards are to be looked at, so I immediately took the shrink wrapping off (and it was quite a bitch to do so).

The cards are also a little bigger than your standard baseball card.

Here are all thirty-three cards:

1. Steve Lombardozzi
2. Roy Smalley
3. Tony Olivia
4. Greg Gagne
5. Gary Gaetti
6. Gene Larkin
7. Tom Kelly
8. Kent Hrbek
9. Tim Laudner

10. Frank Viola
11. Les Straker
12. Don Baylor
13. George Frazier
14. Keith Atherton
15. Tom Brunansky
17. Al Newman
18. Mark Davidson

19. Bert Blyleven
20. Dan Schatzeder
21. Dan Gladden
22. Sal Butera
23. Kirby Puckett
24. Joe Niekro
25. Juan Berenguer
26. Jeff Reardon
27. Dick Such

28. Rick Stelmaszek
29. Rick Renick
30. Wayne Terwilliger
31. 1987 Team Photo
32. Twins Championship Logo
33 Twins Logo/Checklist

It's a pretty cool set, and if the description of it I found on Amazon is accurate, something I'm probably not going to see very often. It was listed for forty bucks plus shipping and handling, so for "costing" only seven hundred and twenty-two credits it appears I scored quite a deal.

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