Many of those sets without logos from the late-70's to the early-90's were produced by a company called MSA (Michael Schlecter Associates). And as far as cards with no logos being illegitimate, even Topps football in that era didn't have logos!Ok for todays post going with an old favorite of mine the 1978 PAPA GINO'S disc .Papa Gino's is a company that started where I worked in East Boston and slowly moved out into other areas of MA and New England before expanding in the 90's elsewhere. Back in the 1970's and early 80's Papa Gino's would hold annual promotions with various items that were designed to get customers in the doors and tried to appeal to kids more than adults. Various promotional items were offered that were reusable- a big deal in those days was anything you could keep and re-use. Multi-taskers meant less money spent on stuff you didn't need to buy
Cups were the most common promotional item but my favorite is the 1978 disc set .This disc set consisted of 40 players--the first 25 being our local Red Sox , the last 15 various other players. If you read online they'll say it required the purchase of a large drink. While some Papa's may have had this it sure wasn't at my local Papa Gino's in Hudson MA . Not only did you have to buy a drink you had to pair it with a food purchase. Then they handed you the disc. Most people would come in and get pizza with the large soda. I hated their pizza as it was the thick, fluffy type of crust which I dislike -- so I would buy the lasagna and add bread sticks along with the large drink. Good eats for me !!
Rice was my favorite player back then so of course I have dozens of loose Rice discs floating around. The Dwight Evans PSA slab is also mine bought recently as my versions all have been dented due to numerous moves. Saw one cheap on eBay and bought it for my Evans collection. Wish I were home as I'm pretty sure I have the 70'S ads to the promo somewhere in my MA storage.
Like a lot of the 1970's and 1980's food promotions the Players Association always gave approval to promote stuff. So all the items have the Player Association approval seal but are missing the MLB Team logos' etc. So when people start in on this "doesn't have the MLB logo's so I'm not interested " rant about some card producer not showing logo's on sports cards - its been going on in food items for over 100 years . That's fine people don't like non-logos = because those of us who do not mind that fact buy them up !!
Yes sir I avoided talking about Mike's company in the Papa Gino's post because I already planned on discussing it elsewhereMany of those sets without logos from the late-70's to the early-90's were produced by a company called MSA (Michael Schlecter Associates).
There are four total variations on Clemens’ card. The two you’ve mentioned and two airbrush transitional variations.Today's post is about two 1989 SCORE BASEBALL RED SOX ERROR CARDS for Roger Clemens and Wade Boggs
As usual erroRs appeared and two were Red Sox.
Roger Clemens card had an error in his wins total. Instead of 78 it was 778.
There are four total variations on Clemens’ card. The two you’ve mentioned and two airbrush transitional variations.
(1) with first 7 in 778 mostly airbrushed out with small speck(s) of blue ink still visible
(2) with first 7 in 778 crudely airbrushed with a whiteout effect (quite scarce among Score errors, see also 1990 Milt Cuyler)
Sorry about that sir and I appreciate you bringing that to my attention -- will make me a better writer in my posts. One of the problems with my recent "quick" posts is I tended to quickly spout out info. When doing so one tends to forget to provide perhaps some "key" info. Sadly what gets left out people just may want to learn. I'll try and do my best in my future posts to include size / dimensions of stuff.Just got my Clemens from the eBay seller. I never realized the entire time through reading your entry or when I found one on eBay that it was oversized. I don't mind that it is, I just assumed it was standard 2.5 x 3.5