The Sportscard Bible offers this:
The cards were printed in perforated pairs which measure approximately 5" by 3 1/2" The players are shown without team logos. (I would not have known this. Duh.) The cards were designed and produced by MSA, Mike Schechter Associates. (The guys who brought us cards in sausage and pizza packaging. MSA = NMF ...not my friends.) The values for panels intact would be valued at 25 percent more than the sum of the two individual players. (Yeah throw in some math on my day off.)
Wally does NOT look 25 here.
Tony is supplementing his income with after hours construction work.
Mike's card is terrible. His poorly edited hat
appears much too small, cut and pasted to his
head. Fun fun fun!
Ryno - I'll say nothing tacky about my fave Cub.
But this shot...well there are worse backgrounds.
See next card.
The ugly sweater behind Wade's shoulder distracts enough, we don't notice the missing Red Sox logo.
Jack, dropped off in the middle of nowhere for his photo opp.
Young, round-faced Clemens in his school-boy
Harold's cap is outlined in red to match the brim. Such fakery!
Featuring Dale Murphy's Adams-Apple and another great photo-shoot location!
In a dark and moody moment, Jose ponders his future. Perhaps, he thinks to himself. Perhaps I'll write a book.
A glassy-eyed Donny Baseball, up early for his
yearbook picture. Showing off his favorite carved up hat!
Gary Carter - a World Series winning smile.
Cal is looking a bit jaundiced after a last place 86 Season.
In 1988, George Brett will finally make it to first base.
Panini and Friends take notice: this pairing is a good example of card design w/o logos. Hide the hat, or take it off.
Sweet Kirby. Lots of space where your hat once was. Eraser happy editor.
Joe. 1993. Still unforgiven.
Mike Witt had a career year in 86 with 18 wins and 2.84 ERA. He lost his stuff in 1987 and the career descent began. Was this off-centered shot an omen?
Mike Scott - 1986 Cy Young winner, 18 wins and 2.22 ERA. David Soul was his hero. Will someday appear in B-movie Looking For Starsky.
Fernando went 21-11 with a 3.14 ERA in 1986. League Leader in wins, complete games and innings pitched. Lost Cy Young to
David Soul Mike Scott.
Garvey spent his last five years playing with the Padres in this ugly hat. Where is that eraser??
Steve - looking good in his logoless blue lid. TV cameo king from the Simpsons to Sean Hannity. One more reason I don't watch much tv...
Nolan Ryan - where's the beef? 5714 Strike Outs and & No Hitters.
Tony Gwynn - stole five bases in one game in 1986 and won his first Gold Glove. Not long gone from us. Hats off to you!
The Wizard...played the last half of 86 with a torn rotator cuff. Tuff Stuff!
Well, there you have it. From the little candies that melt in your mouth and not on your cards!