Thursday, January 24, 2013

Help! What Are These Cards? A Zistle Trade with zac247s

I recently completed a quick Zistle trade with member zac247s. I sent over a few Cardinals cards, and in return got 3 cards I needed towards my 1982 Topps baseball set:

All three cards are big names, Hall-of-Famers in fact!  Jim Palmer is probably my favorite of the three, just a great looking card right there.  Added bonus points for the two-tone hat with cartoon Oriole logo.

Tony Perez is much appreciated as he also fills a hole in my Red Sox collection...

...and finally, Robin Yount.  This one is pretty drastically off-center from top to bottom, so I think I'll end up upgrading this copy at some point, but for now it's certainly an acceptable place-holder in what used to be an empty slot in my binder.

Zac also included a handful of Will Clark cards in the package.  I had most of them already but there were two that were new to me.  I could use a hand in clarifying exactly what these cards are:

Both cards are from the same set, and as you can see the design is very minimal.  Basically just a full-bleed photo with some basic text indicating player and team name.  The backs of these say 1988 Baseball's Best Photos.  I did find the '88 Baseball's Best Photos in Zistle's online library, however these two Clarks are listed as numbers 22 and 25 in the set, and according to Zistle card #25 should be Jose Canseco.  Can anyone shed some light on these or direct me to a checklist somewhere?  I'd be extremely grateful for any help.

Here's the other card.  Without question the highlight of this one is the photographer to the right of Clark.  Tank top, mullet, short shorts and jacked-up striped athletic socks.  That's basically your horrible '80s fashion in a nutshell right there.

Thanks for the trade zac247s!  If anyone can help me with these Clarks please leave a comment!

6 comments:

Dhoff said...

Mother's Cookies, maybe.

Mark A. said...

Mother's Cookies cards generally have rounded corners and the backs will be clearly marked.

My guess is that these are Broder cards. I put up a few examples of them here.

Drop The Gloves! said...

Yeah, definitely Broder cards.

BASEBALL DAD said...

Here's another link to help.
"Broder" has,in some circles, become a generic term based on a photographer and his son.

BASEBALL DAD said...

OOPS ! HERE'S THE LINK !!http://baseballcardpedia.com/index.php/Broder

shoeboxlegends said...

Yup thanks for the info guys, I'm definitely sitting on two Broder cards here!

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