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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pack Break -- Monarch Corona

As is my way, I bought two of these packs almost two years ago and finally opened one today.  (I can almost hear your exasperation.)  The cards were produced by printer, Allen Miller Jr.  under the name Monarch Corona.  Here's his website.  I know that Mr. Miller was ill some time back but can't find anything about him on the web.  Does anyone out there know if he's better and/or if there are any new cards?  I'm not sure what the connection is but there is an eBay store that seems to be the place to buy the cards now.  It's run by Jim Milo under the wonderful name Grouchy Old Man Baseball Cards.

I don't have a lot to say about the cards.The quality is good, though the images can be a bit fuzzy.  What I really like, of course, is the variety of subjects.  The backs feature narratives and stats written as if the cards were produced at a particular point in the subject's career.  The Koufax and Berg are duplicates for me.  I previously posted the complete 8 card Sons of Israel set.

The four cards below are minis of varying size.


  1. I've always liked these. I have the Doc Graham and Jackie Mitchell. Got them on ebay, would love to have a pack to get the wrapper.

    1. Not sure if it's technically a wrapper. It's more of a paper folder inserted in a team bag.

  2. Those packs are terrific! You get few cards but you know they are simply great!

  3. Does anyone know anything about a Tobacco Road Series made by Monarch Corona? I have a Sadaharu Oh card which shows 1980 on it, but I know it's probably from around this series in late 2000's-early 10's.

  4. These card are printed with quality and have a small print run. I bought a few on Ebay from grouchy old man and I love them. If u can grab a few for your collection or grab a pack or two.

  5. I love my Monarch Corona sports cards. Each card usually has carefully researched very interested anecdotes about the subject. More than just stats. Try these cards. They add to any collection.


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