Who Remembers Star Co?

Though they are known more for their 1980’s basketball sets, Star Co produced 130 different MLB sets between 1983 and 1993.  They also had a minor league license to print sets for 1988-1990.  The majority of their MLB sets focused on one player and covered their career up until that point.

Quality wise, they are not too bad.  Star used some decent photos and the card stock is pretty solid.  The borders may be tough for some collectors to get past.  Their choice of colors can be “interesting”.

Most sets were “limited”, though the cards themselves were not numbered.  The numbering was on a sticker on the snap case that the set came in.  I threw my cases away.  It really won’t affect the value because these cards have retained minimal no value.  Some sets had promos that were limited to 100.  Those can still cost a couple bucks but nothing serious.

To me, I think the sets are kind of cool.  They can be so cheap!  A $2 set of 25-year-old Wade Boggs or Roger Clemens cards is an easy choice for me.  But then again, I love all things baseball…

1991 Wade Boggs Platinum #842/1000


1991 Roger Clemens Platinum #812/1000


1991 Cal Ripken Home Run #1119/1500


1991 Barry Bonds Home Run #1102/1500


1991 Frank Thomas Home Run #1101/1500



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