Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gimme an A…and another A.


There’s a decent chuck of time from the late 90s to early 00s where I wasn’t collecting much at all. I’d buy a discount box at Kmart every now and then, but that was about it. It’s a shame because I love a lot of what card companies did during the 90s. A lot of these inserts appeal more to me than my 100th card with a swatch of a player’s jersey in it. In my latest package from CheckOutMyCards, I picked up a few of those inserts.

I actually have a Ken Griffey Jr Spellbound in my collection and while I like Griffey, he’s not a player that would motivate me to go out and collect all of the letters from his name. Mike Piazza, a player that I just happen to collect, is another of the players to have his name spelled out in the Spellbound insert set. These four cards were on COMC at a good price, so I decided that I start on my way.

What’s not to love about these cards? There’s a big picture of the player framed by foil and etched foil. You’ve got different pictures on the front and back which is always a nice touch. Putting this set together is also a very realistic goal since it is only six cards.


Fuji said...

Sweet looking set... can't believe I've never come across it before. I'll have to see if Gwynn or Maddux are in the set. Best of luck on finishing it off.

Community Gum said...

Looks like I'll have to battle Fuji for the Maddux and Gwynn sets if they're part of it.
Eventually I'll do an all-Pinnacle group break. This just guaranteed whatever product this is will be part of it. Awesome stuff.

Offy said...

The worst part of all of this is that I have no clue what set had these as inserts. I must have purchased at least one pack of it at some point because I have a Griffey in my collection. I need to go back on COMC and check out exactly what set these came from. They are one of the cooler designs though. A picture inside of a letter is much better than a jersey swatch inside of a die-cut letter.

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