Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Check Out These Goofball Broder Reds

Couldn't help but make a move on these 1988 "Broder Type Red Border Baseball Stars" cards from 1988 when I saw them represented on another blog. Was that your blog? Well thank ya. I don't even really buy nor accumulate cards from the go-go 80s, but when I saw these 80s superstars lording over stadiums - the same stadium - as literal giants, I had to make a play for bringing them into the collection. At least a few of 'em.

Broder were an "unlicensed" card company of the 1980s, as I understand it. They didn't last very long, but the sets they did put out have some really nice fronts. The backs, well - the backs of these are almost nonexistent. Just the person's name, a star, and a card number. The Red (maroon?) series of Baseball Stars came out in four waves of 10 each, for a total of 40 cards. I'm not going to make it collecting goal #1, but I truly wouldn't mind finding the 34 of these I don't have at some point. Here are the 6 that I was able to grab. 

Oh, and if any of you experienced accumulators have anything to add re: Broder, please let us know in the comments. I'd love to know more.





7 comments:

  1. I showed off the Gibson recently.

    Broder isn't a company. It's a name attached to unlicensed cards (some would call them "counterfeit") issued in the late '80s/early '90s. The name comes from a photographer who took photos of players at the time and made many of these unlicensed cards (but not all of them).

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  2. Hmm, those are cool. Don't know if I need them all, but that Gooden may be worth my time to seek out!

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  3. Love these. Reminds me of the old Kenner SLU Stadium Stars.

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  4. These are pretty cool. It would have been cooler if they had used different stadiums as the backdrop to represent each player. But if you gotta pick one... I guess Wrigley isn't a bad choice.

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  5. I've seen a LOT of Broder's over the years, but have never seen this issue before, and now after doing so, I can honestly say that it's one of the better looking ones.

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  6. Yes - Stadium Stars! I love oddballs like these. Fun stuff!

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