Card of the Day: 1989 Mother’s Cookies Mark McGwire

So I just learned that Mother’s Cookies, the junk food company that brought us the delicious Circus Animal frosted cookie, has closed it’s doors. This news officially ends any possibility of the return of Mother’s Cookies baseball cards, which were a staple in my collection during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The company has not inserted cards into its products in more than a decade, but when it did, the cards were glorious additions to a product already worth buying.

Much of the early stages of my collection involved Mother’s Cookies. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the cookie aisle was chock full of Mother’s Cookies packages that contained cards of Mark McGwire and Will Clark, and later Nolan Ryan and Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr.. These cards were so much better than what was on the market at the time. They were glossy, featured rounded corners, and even had a spot on the back where the player could sign. Mind you glossy cards were not the norm until 1993 or so.

The card pictured above is one of the four 1989 Mark McGwire cards produced to commemorate his Rookie of the Year award in 1987. Below is three of the four 1990 Mother’s Cookies cards commemorating Nolan Ryan’s 5,000 strikeouts. Does anyone have No. 1, it’s the one I am missing for the set.

2 Responses to “Card of the Day: 1989 Mother’s Cookies Mark McGwire”

  1. Elizabeth McGough Says:

    Don’t have a website. I have the number 1 Mark McGwire Oakland A’s 1987 card you have pictured above.

  2. […] Aside from the inked cards, there are still a boat load of cards that bring back all sorts of memories. Check out these Mark McGwire Mother’s Cookies cards. Gotta love the one with the massive bat and the one with fellow Rookie of the Year winners, Jose Canseco and Walt Weiss. I’ve written about some of these before. […]

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