I remember seeing these back in the day, so I immediately went over to COMC to see what other guys are in the set. The set is loaded with stars from the 90's, but two cards really stood out to me. One featured Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. The other Tony Gwynn and Kirby Puckett.
Unfortunately I couldn't find a reasonably priced copy with my favorite player, but I was able to pick up the Bonds and Griffey for $5 (free shipping) on eBay:
1995 Sportflix Double Take #9
My scanner doesn't do this lenticular card justice. Neither does my cell phone, but here's a better look at the card when you look at it from different angles:
I love how Pinnacle had the foresight to pair up two of the greatest power hitters of all-time. By the time both of these guys hung up their cleats, they combined to hit 1,392 home runs and 3,832 runs batted in.
Five dollars might seem like a lot of money for a single insert and if this were your run of the mill 2019 Topps insert, I wouldn't argue with you. But this card (in my humble opinion) is ten times cooler than any insert I pulled out of my 2019 Topps blaster box. Topps has almost single handedly killed my interest in current inserts. I'm tired of the same old rehashed, stale, overproduced inserts that Topps has been flooding the market with year in and year out for at least the past five to seven years.
For being twenty-four years old, this see-through lenticular insert is a breath of fresh air.
What about you?
What are your thoughts on inserts produced these day? Love them? Middle of the road? Leave them?
Happy Thursday and sayonara!