The sealed box containing 36 poly packs
A poly pack containing 15 cards
In 1990-91 the basketball card scene was dominated by Fleer, SkyBox, and NBA Hoops. NBA Hoops was in its sophomore season and looking to make a splash.
This box came from eBay for a measly $6.29 ($0.99 bid + $5.30 s/h).
Base set – 336 cards
5 – Michael Jordan East All-Star (front and back)
18 – Earvin Johnson West All-Star (front and back)
33 – Moses Malone (front and back)
60 – B.J. Armstrong (front and back)
317 – Pat Riley (front and back)
333 – Checklist (front only)
336 – Danny Ferry (front only)
This box had 540 cards (36 packs × 15 cards/pack). Of the 336 different cards, I pulled 322 for 95.8% of the Series I set. There were lots and lots of duplicates, a handful of triples, and just one quadruple (Kenny Smith).
- base cards
These are nice cards. There’s a nice mix of regular cards, some all-stars at the beginning of the set, and head coaches. One card really stands out, and that is #336 Danny Ferry. Ferry went to Italy after he was originally drafted, so Ferry appears in this set in a cotton sweater in front of one a Duke University building. It’s a pretty lame card for the #2 player taken in the draft.
What is not to like? For just over $6 I picked up nearly a full set of cards that still look pretty good after over 20 years. This was a good score.