Wednesday, September 19, 2007
1993 Kraft Singles Pop-ups
Through a recent eBay auction, I bought a complete set (30 cards total) of the 1993 Kraft Singles Pop-ups. The ONLY Indian in the bunch is Sandy Alomar, Jr. That's not a bad guy to have in a set if there is only going to be ONE Indian.
The premise behind these cards is that the buyer would pull the little tab at the top, which causes the card to separate on cut edges, lifting the player i such a way as to create a 3-d diorama of sorts. I specifically said "buyer" there because no collector in his/her right mind would dare do such a thing! Well, at least not to ONE of them, should that collector have more than one.
I have been tempted to buy a 2nd one for the sake of pulling the tab and bringing the card to life. I have not given in to that as of yet, but you just never know...
I realize this is about "Indians Baseball Cards. Always" but that does not preclude me from discussing other teams' players - after all, it is *my* blog... :-)
Some of the "great" cards (by my own opinion) in the set include Nolan Ryan, Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken Jr, Mark McGwire, Dennis Eckersley, Ken Griffey Jr, and Roger Clemens, just to name a few.... These will either go into my "non-Indians" collection, or they will end up on eBay as singles (no pun intended, though, if it works, why not?)...