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Thread: Let's try this again, 90's NBA inserts

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    Did anyone here actively collect basketball in the mid 90s? I know that some may not have started yet then, but this was a time when exchanges, main-in deals and the like were becoming quite popular. Lots of sets had special NNO cards, commemorative one card insert "sets", tributes or redemptions/exchanges that you could get with randomly inserted trade cards, through magazine subscriptions and sometimes via mail with wrappers or some money.

    One that really stood out and blew my mind at the time was the Skybox Emotion Grant Hill Skymotion Dunk card. This card required you to send in $25 to get it and you may have also needed a couple wrappers to boot. I couldn't believe it when I saw the deal. I wanted it so bad, but there was no way I was going to pay $25 for a mail-in card! I refused and never got one when they were new.

    They are still not an easy find today and I don't think I have ever noticed one for much less than around $50. The card itself is not all that impressive now, but at the time it was groundbreaking. I eventually added one to my collection as I wanted all of those special cards, but these types of cards got overly popular, were issued in most new sets and became too hard to keep track of after a while and I stopped collecting every single one they offered not too long after.

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    ^^^ Yes, I collected basketball heavily from 89-01. It was tough to cut the cord on the MJ collection but I couldn't keep up. I remember that Hill, it's a nice unique card.

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    I collected basketball from 1990 to about 1998. I recall the Grant redemption vaguely.

    Most of my collecting centered around Jordan and Glen Rice. Sold everything and purchased my wife's engagement ring and now 20 years later I'm trying to re-acquire the Glen Rice cards.


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    Here is another great insert from the 1990s, this one featuring Kobe:

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    Nice Glen Rice cards, he was a favorite of mine.


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    Wow some nice cards there guys. Not sure how to get mine live without photobucket if someone can help please 😀

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