Before I go on about this set and show a big extensive gallery of ALL OF THEM, I must give a shout out to Collector Crate who was able to pull off a trade with me to allow me to bring this baby home. Thanks again man!
Now onto the cards. The 1998 design was nicely done like the others. The base cards were shaped similar to the 1996 edition, except in portrait layout, and the foil with mixed bright colors and bonus player-face hologram made these a thing of beauty. The biggest problem was capturing all of that beauty to post on here.
My pictures for the set as a whole, doesn't capture the beauty so I had to do one up close so you get what I am talking about. If more companies spent time building a nice base card like these again, it may lure back in more set collectors. These are so nice that they even beat out some of today's inserts. Of course, this is just my opinion.
Here is the moment you have been waiting for. Here is your full gallery. This is the 1998 base card front and back then extensive set gallery. After that I will show off the 1997 and 1996 sets to sum up a year long chase.
|Front of 1998 Spx football base|
|Back of 1998 Spx Football Base|
1997 Spx Football, which by the way is my favorite of the three. These are not by number like the other two on here. I had to pick the rest of this set in pieces unlike the other two that I just got as a whole.
And finally the 1996 Spx Football set. This was the year I got the set, main inserts and both the autographs for. I still need the gold set and the other inserts to call it the master set.
Overall, three amazing sets if you ask me. Upper Deck owned the hobby back in the 1990's with their innovation and uniqueness with their base cards. Something we need more of today.
Once again a big thanks goes out to Collector Crate for helping me finish off another Want List item.
My next 90's goals are to get the 1997 Ex2000 football set and somehow pull off a 1996 Upper Deck Game Jersey card of ANYONE.
Comments are always welcome!