Last night I featured Pinnacle’s genius idea of having a super model photograph athletes for a major set. Today I am spotlighting a much more accomplished and experienced photographer that worked with Upper Deck in the early-90′s. His name is Walter Iooss and let’s just say he knew what he was doing.
In 1993, Upper Deck produced ‘The Upper Deck Iooss Collection’ as a 27-card insert set. Along with each base card, there was a Jumbo version limited to just 10,000 copies and even certified autographed versions sold exclusively through the Upper Deck Authenticated business.
Along with the insane-looking “Big Mac” you see featured below, the insert set also included Jeff Bagwell, Ozzie Smith, Albert Belle, Nolan Ryan, Frank Thomas and many more stars of the 80′s and 90′s. You can view some more images of the Iooss Collection HERE.
By the mid-90′s, Upper Deck replaced Iooss with V.J. Lovero.