Hope everyone is doing well. Ol' Jafronius got married 20 years ago today. Lots of ups and downs, but The Wifey and I are still together. If all goes as planned we should be dining at a fine steakhouse in the area this evening (20 years ago my last meal as a single guy included SPAM). But now, let us feast on a pack released the year of the wedding:
I wasn't buying Upper Deck at the time of it's release (Hoops and Topps packs were cheaper), but I had no issues grabbing as many packs of this when they starting appearing in the old Target $1.49 clearance box. 8 cards per pack, let's see what I got...
#112 - Allan Houston
#120 - Grant Hill
Pack starts off with 2 big-time guys at the turn of the century. It was too bad Grant suffered from too many injuries during his career (he only played 4 games with Orlando his first year there).
#44 - Jerry Stackhouse
#68 - Darius Miles
Big fan of Stackhouse...the Pistons logo, not so much.
Want a checklist? Go here.
#83 - Jason Williams
#45 - Corliss Williamson
There were 450 cards in the set, split between 2 Series. Tony Parker and Pau Gasol were the big rookies. Here in Chicago, our post-Jordan hopes lied with rookies Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler. Yeah, you know how that went.
#176 - Courtney Alexander
#SC8 - Latrell Sprewell (Slam Center)
The Slam Center insert came 1 in 12 packs, so that's cool.
Here are the backs, because "I do":
Anyway, that's the pack. This is the first of back-to-back anniversary posts. The next one should be my anniversary post here at APTBNL! Happy anniversary to my Beloved, and thanks for reading!