Hello again Pack Rip Cafe readers. Today I return with a pack of Flair from the year of it's inception, 1993. This was a high end style card set without the killer high end price.
1993 Flair Premier Edition
These packs were actually shrink wrapped little boxes with a clear sealed pack of 10 cards inside.
#255 Bernie Williams (Yankees)
#243 Dave Winfield (Twins)
#93 Howard Johnson (Mets)
Three keepers off the top! I always forget that Winfield played for the Twins until I get one of those cards.
#234 Jim Deshaies (Twins)
#224 Darryl Hamilton (Brewers)
#213 George Brett (Royals)
Brett is the king of this group and shares the top with Bernie Williams for the pack. I don't like when the checklist cards are included in the numbered set as I would rather have more player cards. This is the last of 3 in the set and may be the fanciest checklist I have ever seen.
#40 Joe Girardi (Rockies)
#138 Barry Bonds (Giants)
#29 Hal Morris (Reds)
The Bonds is a nice card. I am not the biggest fan of his but his spot in baseball history, good and bad, can't be denied.
A couple of backs.
BY THE NUMBERS:Teams Represented: 8
Total Cards: 10
Total Cards: 10
Rookie Cards: 0
Sub Sets: 1 (Checklist)
Keepers for Me: 6 (Williams,Winfield, Johnson, checklist, Brett, Bonds)
Front Design: 7 out of 10 Quality action photos, very glossy, fancy foil work, no team logo.
Back Design: 7 out of 10 Nice design, good action, photos, foil used on the back as well, not complete career but a dozen or so for the veteran players, very glossy, good player factoid, team logo
Player Selection: 8 out of 10 Great. Several legends and a few all-stars added in.
FINAL OVERALL RATING: Bases Loaded 3 RBI Double down the line. Six of ten keepers (even if one is a checklist) equals 60% in what was in it's day a high end product. While I am not sure if I would want a whole binder of these, they do stand out when mixed in a player collection page with a variety of different cards.
Thanks for Reading!