Since I am still waiting on boxes that were damaged during their first shipment, again I will go with a special insert set flashback. I hope to have a box break later in the day.
1996 Skybox USA Texaco
Could be obtained in special 3-card packs
Shaquille O’Neal $1.25
Scottie Pippen $1.00
Why I Like It:
I’ve always been a fan of Olympic sets, and although the design isn’t the most exciting with a silver background and a player action shot, it still features the best players in the world at that time, the Dream Team III. Who wouldn’t want to watch a lineup of Stockton, Hill, Pippen, Malone, and Shaq (or Hakeem, or Robinson) on the floor at the same time? I actually prefer the design on the back of the cards to the front, as they feature the player with a flag backdrop with a list of career accomplishments on the left.
For more on Dream Team III and the 1996 Olympics, see the FIBA site for the tournament:
Interesting to note that Charles Barkley led team USA in scoring at just 12.4 ppg. What balanced scoring!