Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2014 Leaf Memories Gold #/5
Card Review: 2.5 This is the 3rd year Leaf has done a self congratulatory set celebrating their own contribution to the junk wax era and driving children away from baseball card collecting. I didn't like the 2012 set "honoring" the 1990 Leaf set, but I sort of understood it. While I never liked the 1990 Leaf design, there is no denying that it caused a brief frenzy among collectors. I actually kind of liked the 1991 Leaf design, but the 2013 tribute to it was even more of shameless marketing gimmick than the previous year. With this 2014 incarnation, I don't know what they were thinking. 1992 Leaf was an ugly set, an inferior rip off of the 1991 design, and completely forgettable. Nobody whines about the good old days of 1992 Leaf. I'm really at a bit of a loss for words. Why? And who are you people that are buying this stuff? I doubt that they are, but if the 1/1 variations are of the black gold variety, that could be this sets lone saving grace.
Number of this card in my collection: 1