So while organizing my cards I cam across 5 cards that i never remember buying - because I never would have (with 1 exception). Here, I bring you the abomination that is 1996 Topps Laser.
I am all for a little die cut action but I don't think these cards could look any worse if they tried.
First up we have Mark Wohlers about to be hit by a baseball asteroid. If you look carefully you will see that not only is the flame die cut, but there are many holes inside the flame as well. I didn't scan the backs, but they do not have a stat listing for the players just a few highlights like "1.37 - ERA in last 57 appearances of 1995". Thrilling.
Next is the only card of the lot that I would have purchased, and the only card I have any intention of keeping - My favorite all time player, Robin Ventura. There is one problem with this card though - it's ugly like Helena Bonham Carter - I know that the mid 90's were a free for all with card design, but you really have to question the decision makers that green lit this product.
Finally, it's hard to make a card set like this boring, but somehow Topps managed to do so with the Ryne Sandberg and Brian McRae.