These cards always seemed cool when they first came out. I was also 9 going on 10, when they came out. That could have been part of the attraction. If you look closely at the image, you can see ghosting of all three images. Oooo... scary!
Too bad Floyd Youmans didn't have a card in this set. That would make the Count Floyd reference a bit more relevant. Oh, well. Even though I loved the Expos around this time, would another Expo really made this set any better today? Not really.
Sure, it looks cool, for a few seconds. The novelty wears off quickly though. The only thing I remember doing with these cards is scratching the surface to make different noises. When I was a teenager, I used to see if I could make it sound like that one part of "Life's Been Good" by Joe "F@#*ing" Walsh. You know, that part during the song that sounds like it was done underwater. Yeah, you know the one. You've done it too.
I'm sure the novelty wore off for more collectors than just me. The last time I saw a product from the company it was 1990. Although, Beckett lists another set in 1994. That's three years without a set. Maybe it was because the 1990 set looked like a cheap carnival attraction.
I guess I chose Fernando Valenzuela because like Sportflics, he was very hot and different and in demand for awhile, then he faded away fast. Then, he popped up for one last hurrah before going permanently to the great baseball games only found on ESPN Classic.