Sunday, September 16, 2018

1994 Upper Deck The American Epic: General Motors

General Motors (GM) was founded on September 16, 1908 as a holding company by William C. Durant and Charles Stewart Mott in Flint, Michigan.

86 years later Upper Deck produced a set of cards based on Ken Burns documentary Baseball: The American Epic. The 80 card set was distributed via retail outlets, QVC, direct mail, and the Upper Deck Authenticated catalog.

There was a 9 card set that was available in pack sold for $1 only at GM dealerships. A 15 card set could be ordered from Little Debbie.

Here is the GM set.

Here are my thoughts on the set.

Likes: Love that it is only 9 cards and fits nicely in a 9 card sheet. Great player selection and photo choice. Lots of information on the back.

Dislikes: If you're familiar with the documentary then you know that it's separated into innings and I wish this 9 card set would have been the same. Instead it has cards that feature a player from 1909, 1927, two from 1941, 1945, 1947, 1956 , 1972, and 1974. I just think they missed a perfect opportunity.


  1. Wow. Hard to top this lineup. I like your "inning" idea. Still... this is a really cool set.

  2. Great set and player selection. It does fit nicely in a binder page. All sets should divide by nine, imo.