1993 Milk Bone Super Stars Is a Baseball Card Set for the Dogs

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There are sets of cards that are dogs and then there’s 1993 Milk Bone Super Stars Baseball. On the one hand, it has the cute factor picturing players alongside their pets. On the other, some of those fashion choices are woof worthy and deserving of a place alongside the 1992 Bowman yearbook.

1993 Milk Bone Super Stars Header

The set is your standard food-issue release (except the fact that the food part was intended for you canine pets). It has 20 cards with two included in specially marked boxes of Milk Bone Flavor Snacks and Dog Treats. A mail-in offer for the full set was available by sending in three Super Star Seals and $2.50.

1993 Milk Bone Super Stars cards aren’t licensed by MLB but they are by the Players Association. And all of 20 the players are wearing the MLBPA hats to prove it, reminding us there was a time when we had strings running along the base of our caps. The caps aren’t the only dated clothes on display. There are plenty of sweaters that are either colorful enough to give you a headache or cozy enough to make Mr. Rogers proud. And then there’s Ben McDonald in his camo shirt sitting on a bench with carved out hearts on it. You can also catch a rare baseball card glimpse at Will Clark’s mustache.

1993 Milk Bone Super Stars Baseball Checklist

As far as checklists go, it’s not bad. Of the 20 players, five are Hall of Famers with several more on the bubble. Cal Ripken Jr. is the most valuable card in the set. But that’s not saying much. Most can be found for a couple of dollars or less. Other key players include Tom Glavine, Barry Larkin and Mark McGwire.

Because we all like to see cute dogs and cringe at the things we used to wear, here’s a full gallery of all 20 1993 Milk Bone Super Stars Baseball cards.

1 Paul Molitor/Boomer

1993 Milk Bone Super Stars 1 Paul Molitor

2 Tom Glavine/Golden

1993 Milk Bone Super Stars 2 Tom Glavine

3 Barry Larkin/Kino & Roscoe

1993 Milk Bone Super Stars 3 Barry Larkin

4 Mark McGwire/Ellis & Sam

1993 Milk Bone Super Stars 4 Mark McGwire

5 Bill Swift/Zach

6 Ken Caminiti/Bailey

7 Will Clark/Psycho

8 Rafael Palmeiro/Kirby & Wrigley

9 Matt Young/Cy

10 Todd Zeile/Tiffany

11 Wally Joyner/Chloe & Shadow

12 Cal Ripken Jr./Champagne

1993 Milk Bone Super Stars 12 Cal Ripken

13 Tom Foley/Annie

14 Ben McDonald/Ace & Max

15 Larry Walker/Shami

16 Rob Dibble/Taylor

17 Brett Butler/Beenie & Cecil

18 Joe Girardi/Nikko

19 Brady Anderson/Daisy & Maggie

20 Craig Biggio/Shelbee

1993 Milk Bone Super Stars 20 Craig Biggio

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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3 comments

  1. Jonathan Iwanski 28 August, 2016 at 11:32

    Since there are likely very few of these cards left, they should be worth some cash, using Beckett logic: If there aren’t too many, it’s automatically worth lots of money – even if no one really wants it.

    • Ryan Cracknell 29 August, 2016 at 10:25

      There are lots of these out there. And they’ve never been worth much. Just a fun set.

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