Pretending It’s 2004 – Opening a 2004 Fleer National Trading Card Day Pack

2004 was a big year for the NBA and in basketball cards as well. LeBron, Wade, Carmelo, Bosh, and the star-studded rookie class entered the league in 2003 and that 2003-04 season has some iconic card sets, in my opinion. It was also towards the end of Fleer’s run producing basketball cards. What I didn’t… Read More Pretending It’s 2004 – Opening a 2004 Fleer National Trading Card Day Pack

Kobe Brought His Friends – Opening 1999 Collector’s Edge Rookie Rage

Before you had unlicensed baseball cards from Panini and Leaf that we see today, among others, you had unlicensed cards featuring NBA players and prospects such as 1999 Collector’s Edge Rookie Rage. A pack was included in a lot of basketball packs I picked up off eBay back in December. And I forgot to grab… Read More Kobe Brought His Friends – Opening 1999 Collector’s Edge Rookie Rage

11 Year Old Me Is Smiling – Opening 1997-98 Collector’s Choice

Anyone remember those repack boxes with a bunch of random packs you could get for $10, $15, or $20? The packs on the outside were the appealing ones, the Ultra, the Stadium Club, the Fleer Mystique. And once you got past the packs on the outside, there were ones like Topps, maybe even Topps Tipoff,… Read More 11 Year Old Me Is Smiling – Opening 1997-98 Collector’s Choice