Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Blast From The Past:1997 Scoreboard NFL Experience Football Pack Break

In 1999, a flick with Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone called Blast From The Past came out. It was about a scientist named Calvin Webber who was played by Christopher Walken, that took his pregnant wife in a deep underground fallout shelter in 1962 when he thought a nuclear war was imminent. During that time, their son Adam played by Fraser (who seemed to had been in every late 90's movie) was born and was exposed to only the culture of 1962 in the shelter such as the music and TV shows of the time. Life was accustomed to not being at the surface. 

Fast forward 35 years later, their supplies and food was running low so someone would have to come above ground and take a risk to get new products. That was supposed to be Calvin, up until he was ill from stress from his one visit to the surface. So his son Adam would have to venture out in a world he had never met.....

This segment takes a look at products that may have been hidden in a underground fallout shelter for over 20 years and now just coming back out to be me. Guess you can call me Adam even though my name is Matt. These are products I opened when I was first collecting and is a Part Of My Past, but may not have a memory or a Origins story to attach to them. Most products I post on here will, but some won't and those will be covered in this new segment.These products will be between the years of 1995-1999 only.

Let's just hope my experience with these breaks is better than Adams first visit to the surface.

So let's take a Blast From The Past with a one pack break of 1997 Scoreboard NFL Experience!

I opened some Scoreboard on and off in the 90's. They put out a few decent products including the one I am talking about today.
Every pack of 1997 Scoreboard NFL Experience football came with 6 cards. I paid $3 shipped on this pack to show it off. I was hoping to land the vintage card but knew my odds were against me. The part about this pack I don't get is the Show Version. Maybe it was a special version from The National? I have no idea, but I remember opening up cards like this so who knows. Maybe these had special things in them compared to the ones I opened. So let's check it out.

The back of the wrapper tells me that not only are the cards collectible, but so isn't the wrapper so I held onto it.

Time to have a blast from the past!
Vinny Testeverde in the Ravens old school logo, which I like better than their new one.  He played for 8 teams in 21 seasons. I best remember him for the Ravens/Jets.He was a Heisman Trophy winner and a two time Pro Bowler.

Steve Bono played for 7 teams in 14 seasons. He was a Super Bowl Champ with the 49ers and a Pro Bowler in 1995.

Tony Banks played for 5 teams in 9 seasons. Never quite lived up to the hype when 1996 collectors were seeking him out. Was a Super Bowl champ in Super Bowl 35 against my Giants during the time with the Ravens.

Antonio played for 4 teams in 9 seasons. He was a Super Bowl champ and a Pro Bowler once. He was best known to me for playing for the team pictured on this card.

John Elway, what can I say other than being the big time of this pack. He was a two time Super Bowl Champion as a player, once as a GM. He was a Super Bowl MVP, played in 9 Pro Bowls, was NFL Man Of The Year 1992 along with even being on Tool Time with Tim Allen on Home Improvement once.

And a checklist. Great looking card that I be any Packers fan would want. I miss having checklists in packs of cards. So much easier to set build than having to search online and match things up.

Well that's it. Was my $3 found in value wise, not sure. But, memory wise, absolutely.

Stay tuned for more Blasts From The Past!


  1. I do not remember this set but I like the design. Elway was a good pull. Liked seeing the old Ravens logo as well. And the the Lambeaugh leap on a card is cool. Fun post.

  2. Freeman played with four teams? As a Packers fan, I definitely remember him lining up on the opposite side of Robert Brooks (who made the whole Lambeau Leap popular). Also vaguely remember him playing for the Eagles, but don't recall the other two teams.

    1. It was three. I messed up on that part. The other was with the Dolphins practice squad. He came back to the Packers at one point which I considered the fourth team.

  3. Elway sure looks old on that card... kind of like he's struggling to continue chugging along.

    1. Well it was towards the end of his career lol