Insert Set Flashback: 1997-98 Fleer Key Ingredients

The Set: 1997-98 Fleer Key Ingredients Set Odds: 1 in 2 series one retail packs Key Cards: Shaquille O’Neal $1.50 Scottie Pippen $1.00 Why I Like It: I actually didn’t know this set existed until recently, but its metallic looking finish jumped out at me.  These players are the ‘Keys’ to their teams, and each… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 1997-98 Fleer Key Ingredients

Insert Set Flashback: 2002-03 Hoops Stars Raising Up

The Set: 2002-03 Hoops Stars Raising Up Set Odds: 1 in 5 packs Key Cards: Michael Jordan $10.00 Kobe Bryant $8.00 Yao Ming $5.00 Why I Like It: Hoops stars was an exciting set for me to open. The rookie cards are short-printed but not impossible to collect, inserted at 1:4 packs.  Serial numbered parallel… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 2002-03 Hoops Stars Raising Up

Insert Set Flashback: 2002-03 Topps Tandems

The Set: 2002-03 Topps Tandems Set Odds: 1 in 5 hobby packs, 1 in 10 retail packs Key Cards: Michael Jordan/Richard Hamilton $10.00 Shaquille O’Neal/Kobe Bryant $8.00 Why I Like It: We’ve got some geometric shapes going on in this set’s background!  While not the most flashy, there’s something about this sharp, clean design that caught… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 2002-03 Topps Tandems

Insert Set Flashback: 1999-00 Stadium Club Chrome True Colors

The Set: 1999-00 Stadium Club Chrome True Colors Set Odds: 1 in 8 packs Key Cards: Shaquille O’Neal $2.50 Allen Iverson $2.00 Why I Like It: The True Colors insert set is meant to highlight some of the game’s clutch performers.   It’s tough to find a more attractive insert set these days.  I am… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 1999-00 Stadium Club Chrome True Colors

Insert Set Flashback: 2000-01 Ultra Thrillinium

The Set: 2000-01 Ultra Thrillinium Set Odds: 1 in 48 packs Key Cards: Kobe Bryant $20.00 Shaquille O’Neal $10.00 Why I Like It: Although the rookie class wasn’t particularly strong for the 2000-01 season, the inserts made some of the products worth buying.  2000-01 Ultra Thrillinium is filled with some of the influential and exciting players… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 2000-01 Ultra Thrillinium