Tuesday, February 16, 2021

1998 Collector's Choice: Series I: Part I

 For years I've had all of the Collector's Choice sets, 1994-1997. It's one of my favorite sets because there are so many wonderful, quirky, unique photos. There was also a 1998 set but I'd never had much of it. Recently I decided to check out what it went for on eBay. I was able to find a complete 530-card set for $25 shipped, which I decided was a great bargain. Over the next few posts I'll share some of my favorite photos from the set. (And I now have about 100 extras to trade, if anybody wants me to check out cards for a minicollection or something.)

I'm not sure what is in front of Todd Greene here - some kind of net, I guess. Looks like he is in the cross-hairs and it is certainly a unique take on a rather standard pose.

This was the first "player behind the camera" photo I came across in the set. There are a few others as well.
I'm kind of surprised mascots don't show up on cards more often. This looks like a cold day in Detroit.
Last one for today - NBC is Channel 5 in Chicago. Nice mixture of "modern" technology with a uniform from well before most of that technology existed.


  1. Maybe some kind of pitch framing exercise on the Greene card.

  2. I really like the Collectors Choice cards, too. The checklist cards are really nice.

  3. Looking back, CC might've been the most consistently good brand of the 90's.