Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Breakin' Wax:1999 Absolute SSD Football 2-Pack Break (INSERT FIND!)

In one of my $25 A Week challenge post, I showed off these packs I recently snagged off of eBay pretty cheap. Hobby Boxes go for $95 and over and this pack lot was around $2 a pack. I did good.

So for this post I decided to rip open two packs and see how it goes. Why not them all? Well, I come to find myself holding a pack or two time to time now from my youth. Some of these packs are getting harder to find today and I want them on hand just in case I need a nostalgic rip.

Let's see how the first pack went. There are four cards per pack and chances at inserts and a possible Barry Sanders autograph. I wouldn't ever expect that.

Checklist. Great looking card with the design being a clipboard and acetate window.

Chris McAlister could sure shut down some WR's in his day.

I pulled so many Eric Moulds cards back in the 90's. He wasn't the greatest player, but also wasn't too shabby. Stayed in the league awhile.

Here is what the acetate looks like being held up to light.

Michael Westbrook

Not a great rip, let's look at pack two!

Sweet! A big time player checklist with multiple great players on it. Also red which isn't a rare one by any means as the base set comes in Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, and Red with Orange being the tougher pull of the group.

Kevin Johnson

Craig Yeast rookie

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET 1:19 pack pull of Steve Young Absolute Force. Very excited about this one!

I gotta admit, I want to build the base set but I also kind of want to rip into the final packs but will hold out.....for now.

The trip back in time opening these again was worth it for me. Then to find a Steve Young insert on top of that, mind blown.

Have any of you ever busted or seen these?

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  2. I remember when getting an insert was exciting. This is an especially good one, too. I have a questions about the checklists on acetate. How does that work? Is it really a checklist only for the few players featured? Seems oddly superfluous to me.

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    1. There is actually a good group of players in the set, just multiple colors of some I believe. I will have to do some more research on it. Has been many years since I knew this product better.

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  3. This set is new to me. It must not of went over too well with the buying public, as it obviously didn't stick around too long, but the cards certainly have a unique look to them. Those checklists are pretty interesting, they themselves sort of look like inserts.

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    1. I just like the look overall and no, I don't believe it was a big hit but it for me it was then and now.

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  4. Congratulations on finding that insert! I've never heard of these cards. Never seen anything like those checklists, that's for sure.

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  5. Yup. Opened a fair share of this stuff back in the day when I was working at a card shop. I loved the use of acetate in the card design.

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    1. Me to and if you have any left, you know where to send them.

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    2. I'm afraid these were a part of the Great Card Purge of 2001... when I sold off the bulk of my collection to pay off bills and buy a place.

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  6. Fun set. Never seen these cards before but they have a good look. Fun post.

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