As many of you know, I experimented with making a “Frankenset” out of my 1994 cards, and the experiment was such a success that I’ve moved on to 1992.
What I’m doing is simple. With the exception of my two team collections (Mets and Orioles), I’m taking all of my 1992 cards from different sets, sorting them by team and player, taking the best base card for each team/player combination and putting that into a “1992 Frankenset” binder. Many of the cards that are not included in my Frankenset will get removed from my collection.
There are many reasons for my going the Frankenset route, but the primary benefits are:
- I’ve got waaaaaaay too many 1990’s cards, and this gives me a plan of attack, plus motivation, to bring the numbers down.
- I’ve come to realize that there is no reason to have 5 different cards of Barry Larkin or Craig Grebeck for a given year (No offense intended to Mr. Larkin or Mr. Grebeck).
- It’s fun to reorganize cards.
I think I’m about halfway through the Frankenset… “think” because every time I think I’m done, I find another batch of cards in some box somewhere. In the process, a number of cards have caught my eye all over again, and I thought it would be fun to share a few of those.
Back in 1992, the bulk of my pack-buying was Topps and Score; I didn’t bust what was high-end for the time (UD, Stadium Club, Leaf, Ultra), and I didn’t like 1992 Fleer or Donruss . Looking back, 1992 Score ain’t no great shakes either, but there are some good cards like this one…
…not to mention that it’s got a Ryno cameo.
Nothing extra-special about this one, just a nice candid shot.
The throwback Reds uni makes this card.
I love any card featuring a manager who’s doing something other than standing around looking managerial.
Will Clark gets eye-blacked up before a game.
…And I wonder who that is applying the eyeblack.
Now that I’m done, this almost feels like a a Dime Box post. I even thought about setting up a poll to let you vote for your favorite common, but I’ve already strayed far enough into Nick’s territory.