Insert Set Flashback: 1996 Skybox USA Texaco

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.


The Set:
1996 Skybox USA Texaco

Set Odds:
Could be obtained in special 3-card packs

Key Cards:
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:

FIBA, 1996 Olympic Basketball

Interesting to note that Charles Barkley led team USA in scoring at just 12.4 ppg.  What balanced scoring!