Sunday, December 23, 2012

Added a Few Oddballs

I picked up a few oddballs for the player collections recently.  Take a look:

They're nice looking cards, but I have no idea where they came from.  Here is a peek at one of the backs:

They're obviously from 1990, but that's about all I can get.  They must be unlicensed, which may explain why any information about the publisher is missing.

But they're glossy, have nice color pictures, and fit nicely into the player collections.


  1. I have a couple of these in my collection as well. Like you, I have absolutely no idea what set they're from.

    I've long wanted to find out, though.

  2. Fascinating, I don't think I've seen any other unlicensed, Broder-style cards of retired players before. Track down Tim Peichel, he can probably point you in the right direction as to their origin. While they're similar to the usual, generic style of lots of stuff produced by Pacific Cards & Comics at the same time, I'd suspect they have a Chicago origin. Most likely printed and distributed (quietly) at Chicago area card shows. But that's all speculation on my part.

  3. Jason beat me to it. I was also going to suggest contacting Tim. He has a comprehensive, sortable catalog of Broders-type cards. It's a great resource for player and team collectors.

    JT, The Writer's Journey