Card I selected: #50 – Roberto Alomar
A 3rd straight Hall of Famer was my pick for the 1993 set. Alomar had my favorite action photo of the set – he has a ton of great Topps cards in the early-mid 1990’s!
O-Pee-Chee was done copying Topps in 1993, so no more Canadian parallels.
# of cards (including the Topps card): 6
The parallel sets in 1993 include:
- Inaugural Marlins
- Inaugural Rockies
- Micro Prism
1993 Topps #50
1993 Topps Gold #50
Topps Gold was back in 1993, though it was much easier to find, as the parallel came 1 per pack (instead of 1 per box). The cards had the same idea – the nameplate was stamped in gold foil. The back of the card was exactly the same as the regular Topps card. In fact, it was for all of the parallels in 1993, so I’m not re-scanning the back of the card.
1993 Topps Inaugural Rockies #50
1993 Topps Inaugural Marlins #50
Topps produced 2 special factory sets for sale at both the Marlins’ and Rockies’ team stores. The cards are stamped with a Marlins and Rockies logo – less than 10,000 sets were produced of each.
1993 Topps Micro #50
1993 Topps Micro Foil #50
Topps also produced a “micro” set for the third and (thankfully) final time. These mini-cards were produced in factory set form, measuring 1″ x 1-3/8″. Other than the fact they are ridiculously small, they are the same as the main set. There were also 10 parallel cards of the micro set (a parallel of a parallel) that had a foil background.
Any sets I didn’t get: None that I know of.
Other cards I would have liked to do: Bobby Bonilla was my favorite card in the set – he’s pictured with Manhattan in the background. But he didn’t have one of those foil micro parallels, and Alomar did. Kirby Puckett also has a very memorable card that features him with a giant bat from a photo shoot that was also featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He did have a micro foil card, so I could have gone with him – but decided I like the Alomar action shot better.