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Help me start again... - erikburg - 03-05-2014 10:21 AM

Hey everybody, so I've recently been bitten by the card collecting bug. Like most of you, I grew up with the things and have lots of cards in various shoe boxes around my house. I'm thinking about returning to some of my favorite older sets and completing them before getting into the newer sets.

My question is, what are some of the more fun/interesting sets to collect from the 1990-2000ish range? I like dumb stuff like stickems or draw your own subsets along with the normal sets as well. Thanks!


RE: Help me start again... - savagenate - 03-05-2014 10:36 AM

Upper Deck MVP had a draw it your own set in '98 or '99...maybe both, I can't remember.


RE: Help me start again... - bojesphob - 03-05-2014 10:45 AM

I know that UD Collector's Choice had those around 98, savagenate, don't remember if MVP did or not.

Also, erik, if you like the stickers and such Upper Deck Collector's Choice from around 95-98 like:
<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder279_zps93cf7a54.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder279_zps93cf7a54.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder279_zps93cf7a54.jpg"/></a>
and
<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder330_zpsef71de53.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder330_zpsef71de53.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder330_zpsef71de53.jpg"/></a>
or
<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/LeRoy%20Butler%20Cards/scan0876_zpsadf4aeae.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/LeRoy%20Butler%20Cards/scan0876_zpsadf4aeae.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scan0876_zpsadf4aeae.jpg"/></a>

And, the nice thing about those sticker sets is that the product it came from was VERY common and you should be able to find them very easily.


RE: Help me start again... - erikburg - 03-05-2014 10:52 AM

(03-05-2014 10:45 AM)bojesphob Wrote:  And, the nice thing about those sticker sets is that the product it came from was VERY common and you should be able to find them very easily.

Yeah and that's exactly why I want to collect some of those older sets because at the time the market was so saturated with nonsense that a lot of them don't hold their value. I'm looking for interesting but cheap sets to start back out on.


RE: Help me start again... - bojesphob - 03-05-2014 11:12 AM

(03-05-2014 10:52 AM)erikburg Wrote:  Yeah and that's exactly why I want to collect some of those older sets because at the time the market was so saturated with nonsense that a lot of them don't hold their value. I'm looking for interesting but cheap sets to start back out on.

Cool, I'll go through and look through my Favres and will let you know which ones I personally like and you can see if you like them Smile I have a bunch of stuff that I want to get or have that were cool sets, even if they don't hold a lot of value.
Ok, one of the ones I had the most fun trying to get that was lower end was 1995 Collector's Choice. It had several variations, and none of them are really super valuable, but cool designs and interesting inserts.
<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder325_zps4b699976.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder325_zps4b699976.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder325_zps4b699976.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder326_zps4f0f3c04.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder326_zps4f0f3c04.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder326_zps4f0f3c04.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder327_zps2f835f94.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder327_zps2f835f94.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder327_zps2f835f94.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder328_zps9865558b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder328_zps9865558b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder328_zps9865558b.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder329_zps1608038c.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder329_zps1608038c.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder329_zps1608038c.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder330_zpsef71de53.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder330_zpsef71de53.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder330_zpsef71de53.jpg"/></a>


Fleer Metal (1996-2000, I think) has some valuable inserts, but the base sets should be relatively easy to get. I love the 1996 Metal version:
<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder290_zpsfb1d5a5e.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder290_zpsfb1d5a5e.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder290_zpsfb1d5a5e.jpg"/></a>

Skybox from 1993-1998 were fun to collect, like this one:
<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder282_zpsc94bdfda.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder282_zpsc94bdfda.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder282_zpsc94bdfda.jpg"/></a>

Topps Laser
<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder249_zps826bde1a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder249_zps826bde1a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder249_zps826bde1a.jpg"/></a>

and Gilt Edge were pretty cool
<a href="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/media/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder248_zpscc5eb10d.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/bojesphob/Brett%20Favre%20Cards/scBinder248_zpscc5eb10d.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo scBinder248_zpscc5eb10d.jpg"/></a>


I know I don't have all of the cards that say Uwash or FavreCollector4 do, and if you look at FavreCollector4's collection post, you can see more, but if you go back towards the end of my Favre slideshow (below), you can see some of the older sets. Most of them from that section are extremely easy to get.
<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bojesphob/embed/slideshow/Brett%20Favre%20Cards"></iframe>


RE: Help me start again... - bakerman8419 - 03-05-2014 02:41 PM

Ive always enjoyed the older sets as well and decided to complete the 1996 Collector's Choice MVP Silver set and perhaps one day will complete the gold version of the set as well.

They look like this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dan-Marino-Miami-Dolphins-1996-Collectors-Choice-MVP-Silver-Insert-Card-M25-/181331890480?pt=US_Football&hash=item2a38391130&nma=true&si=r2SRRD4jm%252FtQXeFfcjD2jmOrasM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


RE: Help me start again... - branesergen - 03-05-2014 02:52 PM

(03-05-2014 02:41 PM)bakerman8419 Wrote:  Ive always enjoyed the older sets as well and decided to complete the 1996 Collector's Choice MVP Silver set and perhaps one day will complete the gold version of the set as well.

They look like this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dan-Marino-Miami-Dolphins-1996-Collectors-Choice-MVP-Silver-Insert-Card-M25-/181331890480?pt=US_Football&hash=item2a38391130&nma=true&si=r2SRRD4jm%252FtQXeFfcjD2jmOrasM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Sad/funny thing - I threw out THOUSANDS of cards like these in 09 when I moved from Austin to Houston lol


RE: Help me start again... - bakerman8419 - 03-05-2014 03:32 PM

(03-05-2014 02:52 PM)branesergen Wrote:  Sad/funny thing - I threw out THOUSANDS of cards like these in 09 when I moved from Austin to Houston lol

Thats brutal lol. I wonder how many golds you had...


RE: Help me start again... - branesergen - 03-05-2014 05:43 PM

About 15 IIRC. I had 2 - 5000 count boxes full of inserts and stars and 5 - 2500 count boxes full of rookies. I threw them all in the trash after much debate. (Moving the boxes and sorting each time I wanted to find something) In the end chunking them was easiest lol