Good morning class, today we are going to learn about baseball cards.

I have shown off a card from this series previously, and my level of excitement and interest is the same now as it was then.  Of course, anytime that I can pick up a Gary Carter for less than $.50, I am happy, but when that card falls within the unique category of rare junk wax era card, I am ecstatic.

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1990 Donruss Learning Series #5-Gary Carter

Calling this card rare might be a stretch.  However, anytime a set of cards from the Junk Wax Era was only distributed to elementary and junior high schools, I think we can agree that they are at least “medium-rare.”

This card, like all the others in the Learning Series, has a different photo from the base set, but still relies upon the same backside of the card.  Here is the 1990 Donruss base card for Carter.

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In Carter’s case, the Learning Series card works as a sort of Traded or Update set, as he was playing for the Giants in ’90.

While I do like this set, as Fisk and Carter are both included, I do have to wonder how successful or useful this set was as an educational tool.  Don’t get me wrong, I would have loved to have been in a class that used these cards.  Unfortunately, I can’t imagine my curmudgeonly teachers handing these out, saying, “Good morning class.  Today, we are going to learn about baseball cards.”

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