Today's tribute card of Joakim Soria and John Buck is based on the 1990 Bowman Art Insert series.
I really like these cards. They were found in regular packs of 1990 Bowman, eleven cards in total.
The checklist is shown below. As you can see it runs the gamut from first ballot Hall of Famers all the way down to nearly-forgotten flame outs. From the top:
*** First Ballot Hall of Fame
*** Great, But Maybe Not All-Time Greats
*** Once Great Careers, Now Derailed
*** Decent Enough
*** Had a Good Year or Two
Overall it's a pretty cool snapshot of baseball in 1989.
Oh, and did you notice there were two Royals? Two out of eleven! Today you're lucky to find two Royals in an entire base set of 200 cards.
Now back to the set. The Art Prints remind me a lot of 2007 Bowman Heritage. 2007 Bowman Heritage was one of first cards sets I collected in a long while. It had been a long layoff up to that point. I hadn't been collecting any cards since 1999.
I've since learned that many other people share this experience with me in some regard. If so, I'd be interested to know: what were the card sets that brought you back to the hobby?
All that said, I hope you enjoy the tribute card! It is one of my personal favorites.