Friday, October 5, 2012

1990 Sportflics #182




















Card Review: 3.5  I don't think it's an accident that Sportflics stopped making cards after this lack-luster set.  Granted, it's not any worse than any other Sportfilics' sets.  In actuality it's actually one of their better efforts.  It just couldn't compete by 1990. 

When Sportflics debuted in 1986, there were three other options for regular sized cards.  There was room, albeit a tiny spot in the corner of the collecting world, for Sportflics to cut out a little niche of their own.  By 1990, in addition to Topps, Donruss, and Fleer, there was also Score, Upper Deck, Bowman, and Leaf, and I'm sure the people at Sportflics weren't naive to the onslaught of new sets that were being planned for 1991.  They could have tried to press on, and fight for their little corner, but I think ultimately they made the right call by ending their run when they did.

Number of this card in my collection: 4
2016 update: 5
2017 update: 6


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