Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Flip-Flop: Studio 1993

In 1993 Studio was in it's third year and they did a flip-flop. The studio pose was placed on the back and a candid, action shot was on the front. And even odder, the studio pose on the back was cropped on most cards with only half of the player's face showing. This release would be the only time in Studio's run that the front didn't have a studio pose. I guess that makes sense. After all, they're called "Studio," not "Action."

The front also contains a shot of a team patch. The Cubs cards used either the hat's C (on four of the cards) or the bear on the sleeve (shown on five cards).

The autograph on the front is a Studio oddity, too. It's the only time an autograph made an appearance on the front of a Studio card.

The backs continued to list some "Up Close" information on each player, and this time, they included the player's favorite sports announcer.

Ryne Sandberg, both the front and the back....favorite announcer...Harry Caray

Steve Buechele....
favorite announcer...Dick Endberg

Mark Grace....
favorite announcer...Chick Hearn

Jose Guzman...
favorite announcer...Chris Berman

Derrick May....
favorite announcer...Harry Kalas

Sammy Sosa....
favorite announcer...Harry Caray

Jose Vizcaino....
favorite announcer...Vin Scully

Rick Wilkins....
favorite announcer...Harry Caray

Willie Wilson....
favorite announcer...Marv Albert


  1. Perhaps the best Studio release ever.

    Thanks for the memories!

  2. I've never seen these before. I like 'em.

  3. I agree with Mario. Well stated. Great Post