Tonight I've got a great minor league card set to share with you. During the 1997 season, the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA franchise for the Boston Red Sox) had fans vote on the 30 best players in the franchise's history. The players who made the cut were all included on the checklist for a card set commemorating the first 25 years of PawSox baseball.
The design is nothing special per se, just a purple border, darker at the top fading lighter towards the bottom, where you see the Pawtucket Red Sox 25th Anniversary All-Star designation. Within the confines of the photograph you get a very basic player name and position bar, and a small PawSox 25th Anniversary logo above it.
What makes this set such a winner though in my opinion is that every card features an authentic photograph taken during the player's time with the team. The resultant mix of uniforms and era fashion trends (see striped shirt above) makes for a really interesting set.
Since this set is all about the great photographs and star-studded checklist I've actually got all 30 cards here for your viewing pleasure. I won't provide too much commentary since the scans will make this post long enough as it is...enjoy!
PawSox online store for just $6 (fair warning that shipping is ridiculously high though at $11).
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