This will be my last blog post at The Collector for a while, and my last basketball post for a long while.
I'm still working on fitting all of the cards from Bo into my basketball monster box.. and now Fuji has checked in with a two-team PWE:
This Electric Currents insert is my 59th Reggie Miller card. He has claimed the top spot in my collection from fellow HOFer Hakeem Olajuwon. For a second I wondered why the scan looked so fuzzy, before realizing it's designed to look electric. This is why I shouldn't write before 10am lol.
Reggie is joined by some more Pacer stars including a pair of "Foreign Exchange" inserts I don't remember seeing as a kid. I scanned the back of the Schrempf hologram because the front probably won't scan well.
Same for the Hakeem Olajuwon hologram from a year earlier. With these two inserts of "Dream", he ties Miller at the top of my PC list with 59 cards. The Flair Othella Harrington didn't scan great but it's very nice in hand. Fuji, thanks for the awesome PWE - it was well worth the wait!
Now back to the box from Bo. I received five starter sets (six if you count the 1993 Upper deck baseball chunk.) They are:
204 new cards
now: 310/440 (70.5%)
Some of my favorites include the Sam Vincent sans MJ (I do have the Jordan cameo) and the smiling Rick Mahorn with Larry Bird guarding him. I will probably attempt to complete this set because it's cheap, and it was a significant part of my early collecting years. Still need the Michael Jordan base card though.
These team checklist art cards were part of a series 2 update. Compare them to the checklists from...
200 new cards
now: 292/500 (58.4%)
185 new cards (plus 2 inserts)
now: 218/400 (54.5%)
I'm leaning toward breaking up this half-set and using it to complete some others, though there are a lot of cool cards in this chunk, including Drazen Petrovic chasing down Hersey Hawkins. (Petro did not have his own card in the set, as he passed away in June of 1993.)
2003-04 SP Authentic
66 new cards (plus one SN #d SP)
now: 69/90 base set (73.3%)
147 new cards
(plus 13 parallels, 5 inserts)
now: 147/230 (63.9%)
Hey, it's my first Michael Jordan Wizards card. And it's... a Bullets card!
Will I be pursuing this set build? No way! I still need the Kobe Bryant base card, two Michael Jordans...
...and all of the key rookie cards including LeBron James, which recently sold on eBay for $125.
Bo, thanks again for the big box of basketball cards!
I will be taking a bit of a break here because I have a "Run to 500" series planned and I need my COMC order to show up before that can begin. Regularly-scheduled posts will continue at The 1993.
Thanks for reading!