Better late than never. This should have been posted yesterday, but the holiday season has me running a little behind schedule.
The sealed box containing 24 foil packs
A foil pack containing 10 cards
Fleer Platinum debuted in 2001, so this is a nice box.
This box cost $31.99 ($26.99 bid + $5.00 s/h). I think that’s a pretty good price since just about any hobby box after 2000 seems to cost $50 or more.
Possible cards, inserts, and parallels (from the box)
Base set – 200 cards
Base Rookie short-prints – 30 cards (1:6)
Base Highlight Film short-prints – 20 cards (1:6)
Anniversary Edition parallel (/201) – 200 cards (1:??)
Anniversary Edition short-prints parallel (/21) – 50 cards (1:??)
15th Anniversary Reprints insert – 25 cards (1:12)
Stadium Standouts insert – 15 cards (1:18)
Classic Combinations insert (/var)- 15 cards (1:??)
Lucky 13 insert (/500) – 13 cards (1:??)
Classic Combination Jersey Cards insert (/100) – 15 cards (1:??)
National Patch Time insert – ?? cards (1:24)
84 – Scottie Pippen (front only)
131 – Steve Nash (front only)
201 – Vince Carter (front only)
203 – Darius Miles (front only)
212 – Stephon Marbury (front only)
214 – Tim Duncan (front only)
223 – Joseph Forte (front only)
225 – Redemption Card (front only)
237 – Richard Jefferson (front only)
244 – Vladimir Radmanovic (front only)
Inserts and parallels
Anniversary Edition 45 – Kerry Kittles (front and back)
Anniversary Edition 63 – Quentin Richardson (front and back)
15th Anniversary Reprints Shareef Abdur-Rahim (front and back)
15th Anniversary Reprints Akeem Olajuwon (front and back)
Stadium Standouts 3 – Kobe Bryant (front only)
Stadium Standouts 13 – Darius Miles (front only)
Classic Combinations 15 – Ewing and Mourning (front and back)
National Patch Time Mike Bibby (front and back)
This box had 240 cards (24 packs × 10 cards/pack). Of those, 8 were inserts, 8 were parallels or short-prints, and 224 were base cards. I did get a full set of the non-short-printed base cards – cards 1 through 200.
- base cards
These cards have a clean and distinctive look. They are a nod to Fleer’s set from the 1960s. Some might complain about the lack of color in the images of the base cards, but I like it.
- inserts and parallels
These are a mixed bag. Although they are the bane of all set collectors, I like the short-prints. I also like the idea of having a parallel set. The 15th Anniversary Reprints are a great insert set. The other inserts, however, are kind of duds. I’d be more critical of the Stadium Standouts set, but I got the Kobe. The National Patch Time relics are just bad. National Patch Time?!? That might be clever for a baseball set, but this is basketball.
This product isn’t perfect, but I do like it. There should be something in here for everyone. I haven’t ripped much material from the late 90s or early 2000s, so I don’t have much feel for the lay of the land. Still, I enjoyed opening this box.