Monster/ Sports Index
I don't collect sports cards. Never did, never wanna. But a few sets have what the biz calls "cross over" appeal. Some jerk thought, "hey, if we combine sports AND monsters, then both sports collectors AND monster collectors will both want to buy this set!" Well, it doesn't work that way. Like politicians who try to make everyone happy, they instead dissastify both sides. But of course, there is always a nitch audience for anything. This section lists those twilight sets that exist somewhere between monster and sports cards. No prices are given because my experience with these sets is very limited. If you think of any more to include, notify me.
Awesome! All-Stars (Donruss-Leaf, ?) 99 numbered cards, 28 of which came with different (puzzle) backs, making both variations total 127. Features colorful cartoon monster/ baseball players.
Baseball's Greatest Grossouts (Donruss-Leaf, ?) 88 color stickers set of cartoon monster/ baseball players.
Baseball Super Freaks, 1st Series (Donruss, ?) 42 color cartoon cards w/ monster/ baseball players. The fronts peel off as a sticker, leaving the cardboard backs.
Baseball Super Freaks, 2nd Series (Donruss, ?) 44 color cartoon cards w/ monster/ baseball players. The fronts peel off as a sticker, leaving the cardboard backs.
Baseball Weird-Ohs (Fleer, 1966) 66 color card set featuring the characters made famous by the Hawk Model Company. (See Weird-Ohs for the non-sports version of this series.)
Football Super Freaks (Donruss, ?) 42 cards with sticker fronts that peel off. Features colorful cartoon monster/ football players.
Monster Baseball Trading Set, Gahan Wilson (Mirage Publishing, 1990) Ten card color set wrapped in cardboard wrapper. Features cartoon artwork of Gahan Wison.
Monsters of the Grid Iron (Coke, 1994) 30 card color photo set of famous football players in silly Halloween outfits. Originally included in 12 packs of Coke, one card each. Some mail away offers provided packs of cards.