I have had The Colla Collection Will Clark Limited Edition Set on my radar for some time and decided it was time to add it to my collection. I found this set on eBay for $5.00 and is #’d 14,635 of 15,000.
Sports photographer Barry Colla began printing and selling licensed photo postcards of popular players from 1989 through 1993. Starting in 1990 through 1992 he was also licensed to print 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 sized trading cards featuring high-gloss borderless photos on a basic front. The back featured stats, career notes, personal data and team logos.
The 12-card sets were sold in small decorative cardboard boxes (pictured on the left). In 1990, there were 15,000 Will Clark Limited Edition sets produced along with three other sets that I know of, Jose Canseco (20,000 sets), Kevin Maas (7,500 sets), and Don Mattingly (15,000 sets). He also printed All Star team boxed sets of 24 cards in 1992 and 1993.
Check out the 12-card set below:
The backs are white but some for some reason a few of them came out looking gray on my scans.
I spent the last few days anxiously waiting to get home from work (I work away from home 4 days at a time) and when I got home today my first stop was the mailbox. In it I found a package with my Topps San Francisco Giants Team Sets (1975-2014) . . . 900+ plus cards to add my collection.
In addition I bought a 1974 (the year I was born) San Francisco Giants Team set on eBay from another seller.
Time to start sorting my cards and getting them into page protectors and into folders. I think I will start featuring some of the San Francisco Giants teams of the past through their Topps cards starting with 1974 (1973 season) soon.
I didn’t want to post anything until I was sure the cards were mine. While checking out eBay I came across an auction for a 1980-2014 San Francisco Giants 35 Years of Complete Topps Team Sets. The bidding started at $50.69 and I put a bid on it and last night I won the auction!
I also bidded on a 1975 San Francisco Giants Team Set from the same seller and won that one. After contacting the seller to see if shipping could be combined he told me he also had the 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 team sets if I was interested . . . of course I was if the price was right.
Cards: 40 Years of Giants Team Sets
Total Cost: $86.25 (shipping included)
That comes out to $2.15 per team/year which isn’t bad at all. Time to start working on 1973 and before which could get expensive once I start getting to the Willie Mays years! The cards should arrive middle of next week and I will definately be posting some more!