Pickups of the Week: Three Card Mailday

I saw a Duncan insert on ebay a few weeks back for a reasonable price so I of course had to look at other items from the same seller. I added a two more cards to my lot and checked out. Outside of Pacers I am collecting Tim Duncan and Grant Hill, mainly interested in 90s inserts at this point. Let’s get to the cards!

2000-01 Fleer Triple Crown Heir Force 01 Tim Duncan #14

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The first is the least exciting of the three, and it also scanned the worst. You can just barely see Duncan’s face in the background of this one. The HF01 repeated on the left side just seems to be there to fill up space. I remember opening packs of Triple Crown that came in those boxes with a variety of hobby and retail packs. Tried to find the odds on this insert set online but couldn’t find it. I’m thinking the odds were not too tough on these.

1998-99 Skybox Thunder Boss Grant Hill #6

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This one is much more exciting. The Boss insert was 1:16 hobby packs, so an average of 2 per box. It’s no Noyz Boyz at 1:300, but it’s an attractive insert set with a unique design. I’m a fan.

2000-01 Hoops Hot Prospects Hoops Originals Tim Duncan #2

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This is the card I was searching for originally. Beautiful design and a die-cut too. These were inserted 1 per 24 pack box, the same rarity as a rookie jersey, and with the rookie class that year I think I’d prefer pulling one of these.


3 Comments on “Pickups of the Week: Three Card Mailday”

  1. KO Rob says:

    Hope you haven’t given up on the hoops blog. Always looking for fellow basketball collectors. I’ve got some Pacers put aside for you if you get back online.

    • hoopshobby says:

      Thanks for the encouragement! Definitely haven’t given up on the blog. It’s all about finding the time to put posts together. We’ve got a 4 month old (our first child). Loving every minute with him, just not finding much time for blogging in recent weeks.

  2. KO Rob says:

    A 4 month old?! I’m surprised you even had time to reply to me! Congratulations, and have fun. I’ll talk you in 2023 when kindergarten starts.


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