Tuesday, December 11, 2007

1991 Classic Game

Now we get to the big release, Classic Game. This was the premier release for 1991 Classic. The Series sets were supposed to be add-ons for this set. You know, for those who actually played the game. I still have never found anyone who has done that.

The game release was beefed up to 200 cards. It was the same design as the Series sets, but the color was purple. I know, it gives my spine tingles too. I have no clue as to what was released first, but I would assume that the game was released first.

The White Sox had a grand total of 10 cards in the game release. Many of the same players here would season the series sets, but not all. When you put all the Classic releases together for a year, they represent variety and conformity. It's an odd combination, but it works for them.
  • 51 - Carlton Fisk
  • 52 - Robin Ventura
  • 53 - Ozzie Guillen
  • 60 - Sammy Sosa
  • 140 - Bobby Thigpen
  • 174 - Tim Raines
  • 181 - Frank Thomas
  • 184 - Alex Fernandez
  • 186 - Bo Jackson
  • 188 - Cory Snyder

Another solid release for Classic in 1991. Familiar, yet different. A good choice of player selection for the time of its release is the main reason this set flew off the shelves back then. The gimmick cards were always secondary.

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