|1991 Bowman #410 Bobby Thomson / Ralph Branca / Shot Heard Round the World|
Come to think of it, the card backs on this set might be why I like green cards so much. Like the woodgrain design on 1987 Topps influencing my appreciation of 1955 Bowman and 1962 Topps (and thus 2011 Topps Heritage), perhaps green cards just look "right" to some deep-seated part of my brain.
|1991 Bowman #410 Bobby Thomson / Ralph Branca / Shot Heard Round the World (Reverse)|
But that wasn't all.
|1991 Stadium Club #493 Scott Coolbaugh|
|1996 Collector's Choice Silver Signature #753 Bichette / Castilla / Galarraga / Walker CL|
|1992 Fleer Ultra #199 Craig Biggio|
|1996 Zenith #13 Dante Bichette|
|1995 Finest #255 Bill Swift|
Bill Swift was one of the first high-end free agent pitchers the Rockies signed, before anyone knew that free agent pitchers seem not to make it in Coors Field. Swift and Bret Saberhagen were the first to set that precedent.
|1995 SP #51 Vinny Castilla|
For a "Super Premium" card, it's on the thin side, but makes great use of gold and blue foil. That blue foil features a whole lattice of SP logos when they catch the light just right, which shows up quite nicely in the scan.
|1995 Topps Cyberstats #71 Walt Weiss|
1995 Topps did what it could with that disgraceful period in baseball history, making a partial set of CyberStats parallels with a special foil on the front.
|1995 Topps Cyberstats #71 Walt Weiss (Reverse)|
Matt Williams was sitting much prettier at 43 home runs, so if the record were to fall, it probably would have been a different Giant than Topps thought. But who knows? One thing's for sure. Whether Bonds, Williams, or Maris held the single-season home run record at the end of a complete 1994 season, Topps Cyberstats never would have existed.
Cool cards, but I'd have preferred a full season.