I picked up a stack of packets of Post cards from 1990 and 1991 in a cheap eBay lot recently. I already had the Ozzie Smith from the set, but I was hoping to get one of the other Cardinals for my Cardinals binders. I could tell by peeking through the wrappers that I was going to have plenty of duplicate cards, so I entertained the idea of not opening all of the packs. Then I realized that the smell of 17-year old Raisin Bran was really getting to me and I had to do something. Here is a pack from each set as each one contains just 3 cards (other than one mutant 4-pack that I found in my stack.) What mysteries lie behind that plain brown wrapper? Wait, is that mold? Ewww... that's definitely mold.
3 - Kirby Puckett (this is an MLBPA-sanctioned set, but not licensed by MLB, so you get airbrushed logos and a healthy dose of close-up shots)
14 - Bo Jackson (Bo's picture is fairly dark, and he seems only half-convinced that this is a legitimate baseball card photo shoot... perhaps it's because the photographer's lanyard says "Fruity Pebbles" on it)
18 - Dale Murphy (Murph is a fan favorite and a class act... oh, and he's from Portland. maybe I'm biased.)
The card backs have a simple red-bordered design with a facsimile signature at the bottom and no "interesting facts" about the players.
1 - Dave Justice (Justice gets the "Rookie Star" treatment on his card, something I did not see on any other card in either set.)
5 - Vince Coleman (there's one for the collection)
12 - Roger Clemens (I wonder if he was thinking about Mindy McCready here.)
The 1991 card backs were a somewhat less palatable light blue design with a similar signature placement.
I now have some small stacks of cards from each 30-card set, but not enough to make a complete set of either thanks to that dastardly Cereal Collation. If any of you oddball lovers/player collectors/team collectors/purveyors of food product giveaways is looking for anything from either set, feel free to let me know as I may have something for you. The checklists should be available for free on Beckett's site if you can get it to work without throwing your computer out the window.