Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1997 Leaf. Drugs for Suckcess

TodayMLB kept reminding everyone that they have the toughest drug policy in North America. However, tabloid journalists brought the latest debacle to us - not failed drug tests. Perhaps these new events will have MLB institute lifetime bans for offenders. Would baseball suffer if Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz and Gio Gonzalez were no longer playing?

Anyhow, Leaf in 1997 decided to make a gimmick card out of Nylon material. A little known fact - Nylon is not a chemical name for the material made. It is a compound name made up of the corporate offices of DuPont, which were located in New York and London.

Dress for Success was an 18-card insert set of the who’s who of baseball. Actually Leaf went out on a limb with card #14 Brian Jordan. Each card was serial numbered to 3500. I don’t know how many came pre Series 1 box but I’d guess 2 per box. The cards have a nice feel to them. By the late 1990s there were literally hundreds of insert sets and these cool cards lost in the shuffle.

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