Junk Wax Journeys: 1989 Pro Set Football


While the baseball card sector of the trading card hobby was experiencing a surge in popularity by the early 1980s, football was lagging behind. Even with superstars like Joe Montana, John Elway, Dan Marino, Jerry Rice, and Herschel Walker, Topps would remain the lone licensed producer of licensed football cards during the 1970s and ’80s. Fleer did produce a series of cards from 1976 through 1988 called Fleer Action Football, but they weren’t player cards. They featured only action shots of plays from NFL games that completely skirted player licensing. All of that would change in 1989. After Score introduced…

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Joey Shiver

Joey began collecting in 1988, at the age of 11. He’s an avid collector of Football, Baseball and Basketball and has a particular interest in Atlanta and UGA Sports. He’s also never met a Ron Gant card he didn’t like! If you have a great local card shop or want to reach out to Joey, you can find him on Twitter and Instagram or by email.

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