Card Review: 9.5 I gave 1991 Leaf a score of 9.7, I dinged this one .2 pts for the red stamping at the bottom. After all, this is nothing more than a '91 Leaf that the company bought back and threw some post production art on to. If I did this with a sharpie, no one would care, but Leaf does it with foil and suddenly they get to charge $109.75 for one pack of 13 cards. Leaf can justify this anyway they want to, but this is absolutely the worst kind of gimmick, and the kind shameless money grab that ruined the hobby. But given that Leaf debuted in 1990, perhaps they consider the destruction of baseball card collecting the "good old days." They give a very vomit inducing, self-lauding description of this pathetic set on their website if your curious.
My hypocrisy is not lost on me. I can trash this set above, but yet here I am showcasing yet another Leaf Memories card after bashing the set last year as well, with links to where to buy the stupid thing (spend away suckers). I guess my OCD trumps my ethics. At least to a degree. I picked this card up on ebay. But not the first time it listed. Here's a screen shot of the original listing:
I guess technically this marks the first card I have now "collected them all" of. Though technically the original print run for 1991 Leaf was probably in the 250,000 copies range. But if they're going to charge over $100 a pack and people (suckers) are going to pay it, I'll count it.
Number of this card in my collection: 1 (I have collected them all)