I recently purchased a value pack from Target and it included a complete set of 1990 Score Rookie & Traded baseball cards. This 110 card set also includes 10 Magic Motion trivia cards, a hallmark of the Score baseball card sets of the time. Prospectors shun just about every baseball card created from 1988 – 1992 due to the mass production of cards. However, if you collect specific players or teams, then you can find some nice cards at a great price, and this is just one of those sets.
The front of these cards includes a full size action shot of the player surrounded by a bold yellow and orange border. The player’s name runs along the bottom left of the card, the team logo and position adorns the right corner, and the year and manufacturer is tucked on under the top left corner. In spite of all this information, the print is perfect so as to not distract from the player.
When Score entered the card market, they produced some of the best designs on the card backs amongst all the major manufacturers. This set includes a portrait shot of the player, name and demographics, a well organized, year-by-year stat history, and a synopsis of the player. I have yet seen such great information so well designed on the back of cards since then. Given the low cost and comprehensive information on the cards, I would recommend them; here’s my rating of the cards:
|Overall Rating:||4.6 Stars|
|Photo/Image:||4 Stars||Card Quality:||5 Stars|
|Content:||5 Stars||Price:||5 Stars|
|Graphic Design||4 Stars|