By Drew Pelto, AKA *censored*

And here, the troubles began.

In China, “The Great Leap Forward” began in 1958 before ending disastrously in 1961. In the baseball card world, it began in earnest in 1993 and is showing no signs of stopping. With Donruss’ then “premium” quality 1984 set, the race was on to provide an improving product. Donruss would regress a bit, but then things escalated with Score entering the fray in 1988 with the first set with a full-color back photo, and finally reaching its first head in 1989 with Upper Deck’s emergence as the beyond-premium set. No one could More >