Sunday, August 6, 2023

1988 Baseball Card Kingdom Promos #30



          This is another card set that I had no idea existed, until another collector posted the checklist on the TCDB.

           The Baseball Card Kingdom was apparently a very large card store located in Kissimmee, Florida, in the late '80's to mid '90's.  In other words, right in the middle of the sports card boom. I put the address into Google and discovered that in 2023, the location is now a nail salon.

          The front of the #30 card features Herschel Walker when he received his Heisman Trophy in 1982. The card back is an advertisement for the store.

           As stated on the card back, it notes that every time you visit the store, you will be given one of these Promotional advertising cards for free. I would have to think that there's a lot of them floating around out there, however, whenever I've searched, "Herschel Walker" on EBay, I've never seen one pop up.

          When I discovered the set existed, I typed in "Baseball Card Kingdom Herschel Walker" and three or four examples appeared.  I nabbed one for the Hoard, which appears above.

          The back of the card states that 50 cards are in the set, but actually, it is a 53 card set. There are three non numbered cards, two of Michael Jordan and one of Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris.

           It is a multi sport set, with baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and even golf included. Some athletes have more than one card, Jordan for example, has six cards in the set.

           I'm always glad to find a fun and different Walker card for the Hoard.


Angus said...

Cool! I love discovering new cards like this, whether they are advertising or not.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Angus. Unfortunately, no Browns in the set, though.

Angus said...

Too bad. Need more oddball stuff!