Tuesday, January 14, 2014

1992 Jimmy Dean Living Legends

Card Manufacturer: MSA
Card Set: Jimmy Dean Living Legends
Year: 1992
Card Number: 4
Card Type: Food Issue

Those of you who are a bit older may remember that Jimmy Dean was a country music star and actor. He founded his sausage company in 1969 with his brother and  the rest is history. The company was later bought by what would become Sara Lee Foods in 1984 and you can still buy Jimmy Dean sausage nation wide. Jimmy passed away a few years ago in 2010, he was 81.

But the brand offered a few sets of baseball cards from 1991 to 1995. I do believe most, if not all, were mail in sets.

According to the Standard Catalog this set was available if you sent in a proof of purchase and a dollar.
A small set with big names. Names that hold up. Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken Jr, Ozzie Smith, George Brett, and Carlton Fisk. 

The early 1990's saw the start of the use of foil on cards and of course this set makes full use of it. Printed by MSA (Michael Schechter Associates) and fully licensed by the MLBPA it looks surprising like a Panini baseball card today.

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