Saturday, June 13, 2009
1990 Pro Set SuperBowl XXV 25th Anniversary Edition Pack
Going through the bargain bin at one of the local haunts I came across this little item. Judging from the packaging I am not entirely sure just what it is that Pro Set is promoting here. Is this a package of bubble gum that includes some SuperBowl XXV cards or is it a package of cards that comes with gum?
Nevertheless lets break it open and see what we have;
Here we have a perfect example of one of the most endearing aspects of card production in the '90s.
Now let's open the pack inside the pack;
Eight cards that help make up what I believe to be a 160-card set celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the SuperBowl. Some fairly decent photography on the fronts are matched by the standard player bio/info on the backs. What I do remember liking about the Pro Set design was their use of a head-shot of the player on the backs of the cards. Believe it or not in the early '90s this was innovative!
Card #145 - Super-Crowded
Card #56 - Forrest Gregg
Card #5 - Super-Facts
Card #102 - Willie Brown
Card #35 - Jim Plunkett
Card #92 - When "tough" meant looking mean and ugly. Ray Nitschke
Card #78 - The 6-0 lifetime w/ 5 K.O's, Wrestlemania 2 referee Ed 'Too Tall' Jones
Card #5 - Super-Puzzle
I have never been a fan of football cards and I can honestly say this has done nothing to sway my opinion. Lots of fun going down memory lane, not a bad design by Pro Set but I don't see this set getting any nearer completion anytime soon.