Monday, March 5, 2012

1992 Leaf Chicago Cubs

1992 Leaf is a 528-card set, issued in two separate 264-card series. Each pack contained one black gold parallel card.

The basic card fronts feature color action player photos on a silver card face. The player's name appears in a black bar edged at the bottom by a thin red stripe. The team logo overlaps the bar at the right corner.

Parallels

Black Gold

Each pack of 1992 Leaf yielded a Black Gold. A novel concept for the time, the cards are similar to the regular issue Leaf cards, except that the card face is black rather than silver and accented by a gold foil inner border. Likewise, the horizontal backs have a gold rather than a silver background. The set is noteworthy as one of the earliest examples of a parallel in collecting.


Inserts

Gold Rookies

honors 1992's most promising newcomers. The fronts display full-bleed color action photos highlighted by gold foil border stripes. A gold foil diamond appears at the corners of the picture frame, and the player's name appears in a black bar that extends between the bottom two diamonds.
1992 Leaf Gold Rookies #BC5 Turk Wendell

Leaf Previews

1992 Leaf Previews #2 Ryne Sandberg


Checklist

6 Gary Scott
26 Mark Grace
30 Dave Smith
51 Doug Dascenzo
72 Joe Girardi
117 Paul Assenmacher
158 Chuck McElroy
162 Shawn Boskie
183 Andre Dawson
204 Mike Morgan
249 Shawon Dunston
270 Jose Vizcaino
290 Frank Castillo
294 Greg Maddux
317 Ryne Sandberg
331 Ryan Sandberg CL
336 Rick Wilkins
381 Danny Jackson
412 Sammy Sosa
437 Bob Scanlan
476 Doug Strange
509 Ken Patterson

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