Cracked Ice Before There Was Cracked Ice: 1999-00 Flair Showcase Elevators

Parallels of all different colors and types have come and gone over the years, and they are more prevalent today than ever before. A popular parallel in many Panini products is Cracked Ice, and they are stunning parallels, for sure. When we look back at similar parallels from other companies, the Topps Atomic Refractors definitely… Read More Cracked Ice Before There Was Cracked Ice: 1999-00 Flair Showcase Elevators

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: 2000-01 Fleer Mystique Player of the Week

The Set: 2000-01 Fleer Mystique Player of the Week Set Odds: 1 in 5 packs Key Cards: Kobe Bryant $5.00 Shaquille O’Neal $2.50 Why I Like It: There was a gap between 1997 and 2000 where I stopped collecting.  Fleer Mystique was one of the sets that brought me back.  The cards were shiny, beatifully… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 2000-01 Fleer Mystique Player of the Week