Who says "bigger is better"? I mean seriously... sometimes the best things really do come in small packages. Today's post covers a handful of my favorite miniature baseball cards.
We'll kick things off with a little piece of metal:
1.25" x 1.75"
Eight years after Han Solo's capture... Benito was been encapsulated in carbonite.
Next up is my 1986 Fleer Miniature Jose Canseco:
1.81" x 2.56"
These cards were distributed in 120 card factory sets that included miniature stickers as well.
Are you attracted to tiny, shiny cardboard? Then you might enjoy the 1993 Topps Micro Prisms:
1" x 1.38"
Try not to stare too long, or you'll go blind.
Parallels aren't your thing? How about a tiny oddball issue? In 1989 Topps tested the market with miniature cards encapsulated in plastic. The set featured all-stars and paired their Topps base card with the player's rookie card. Here's my Kirby Puckett:
Speaking of rookie cards... here are a pair of Allen & Ginter mini's:
1.47" x 2.69"
Allen & Ginter, Gypsy Queen, Kimball Champions each have mini's... and they all fall under the same category: Awesome!
Let's wrap things up with possibly the coolest test issue ever produced... the 1975 Topps Minis:
2.25" x 3.13"
I purchased the Robin Yount rookie card from this set in the early 80's and for years it had been sitting in a box inside of a desk drawer. It's one of my "untouchables". I never plan on selling it or trading it.
I could go on and on... because there are plenty of cards that are smaller than your standard 2.5" x 3.5" piece of cardboard and each of them need to feel loved too. So think twice before you "point" and "giggle" at their size.
What are some of your favorite miniature pieces of cardboard?
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!