Cheap Wax Wednesday (Thursday Edition): 1991 Pro Set Platinum Series 1 Football

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Pro Set’s new Platinum release claimed to be “Setting the New Standard” in 1991. I grabbed this box from my local card shop, and got it cheap, as he was trying to get rid of some items that had been hanging around for quite a while.

1991 Pro Set Platinum Series 1 Football Box Break

1991 Pro Set Platinum Football Series 1 Box

Cards per pack: 12
Packs per box: 36
Price paid: $8

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Pack 1 highlights:

Lawrence Taylor, Randall Cunningham, Barry Sanders & Howie Long

Pack 2:

Warren Moon, Bruce Smith, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason & Emmitt Smith

Pack 3:

Rod Woodson, Jerry Rice & Andre Tippett (love those old school Pat the Patriot helmets!)

Pack 4:

Andre Rison & Thurman Thomas (Thomas actually has a couple cards in the set. I kind of dig this black & white version)

Pack 5:

Reggie White, Joe Montana, Derrick Thomas & Bill Parcells (remember coach cards? Should those make a comeback??)

Pack 6:

Gary Anderson (kicker/punter cards used to be more prevalent, too), Troy Aikman, Derrick Thomas, Deion Sanders & Lawrence “LT” Thomas

Pack 7:

John Elway & Jim Harbaugh

Pack 8:

Vinny Testaverde

Pack 9:

Joe Montana & Bill Parcells

Pack 10:

Derrick Thomas, Deion Sanders & LT

Pack 11:

John Elway & Jim Harbaugh again

Pack 12:

Jeff George, Warren Moon & Vinny Testaverde

Pack 13:

Jackie Slater, Herschel Walker & Craig Heyward

Pack 14:

Barry Sanders & Howie Long

Pack 15:

Terance Mathis & Sterling Sharpe

Pack 16:

Warren Moon, Lawrence Taylor, Emmitt Smith & Boomer Esiason

Pack 17:

Bruce Smith, Bo Jackson & Charles Haley

Pack 18:

Jeff George & Bo Jackson

Pack 19:

Herschel Walker & Craig “Iron Head” Heyward

Pack 20:

The Colts special teamers; Rohn Stark & Dean Biasucci

Pack 21:

Warren Moon & Sterling Sharpe

Pack 22:

Warren Moon & Emmitt Smith

Pack 23:

Lawrence Taylor, Bo Jackson & Barry Sanders

Pack 24:

Eric Metcalf, Bruce Smith, Randall Cunningham, Thurman Thomas & Howie Long

Pack 25:

Dan Marino, Reggie White & Boomer Esiason

Pack 26:

Jim Everett, Troy Aikman, Rod Woodson & Jerry Rice

Pack 27:

Andre Rison & Ken Norton

Pack 28:

Randall Cunningham & Thurman Thomas

Pack 29:

Dan Marino, Reggie White, Rod Woodson, Art Shell & Bill Parcells

Pack 30:

Troy Aikman & Jerry Rice

Pack 31:

A couple of Dirty Birds; Andre Rison & Jessie Tuggle

Pack 32:

Joe Montana & Derrick Thomas

Pack 33:

Herschel Walker, Derrick Thomas & Lawrence Taylor

Pack 34:

John Elway

Pack 35:

Lawrence Thomas, Warren Moon & pre-khakis Jim Harbaugh

Pack 36:

Bruce Smith, Craig Heyward & Barry Sanders

Finally, the Barry Sanders card back. I actually like the backs, with a nice looking panoramic action shot.

Now, were these really setting the new standard? I am not so sure about that. I struggle to get behind this design with no names on the fronts. What do you think?

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1 comment

  1. Randy Johnson 2 January, 2020 at 17:59

    I think coaches should absolutely be part of card sets.

    I miss the days of the Topps Total and Upper Deck XL sets where they would go deeper into the rosters … if you’re a Saints fan, for example, the only Steve Gleason card ever issued was on a Topps Total triple player card.

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