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1998 Collector’s Edge Masters HoloGold Bryan Still

This is the latest big score in my Bryan Still master set.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find several of the low-numbered parallels, including this one out of only ten!  Turns out this card is almost as rare as a Ryan Leaf touchdown pass, the first of which was caught by the very player on this card! 

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Singles Snapshot: 1998 Press Pass Triple Threat Peyton Manning

So I’m cheating a little bit calling this a “singles” post. As you can see, it’s actually a series of three cards, die cut so they fit together to make an awesome Peyton Manning display. In fact, I find it oddly satisfying to put the three cards together, sort of like finishing a puzzle – a flashy, foil board, Peyton Manning rookie puzzle! (Press Pass had some pretty cool die cut cards in the 1990’s, and it would be awesome to see them go back to that!)

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The backs of these cards are fun, too. One compares Peyton to Archie (Eli was in High School still). I love the quote from Peyton on the center card; it goes well with the picture. This guy has been all business when it comes to football since day one of his career, and I have to say it’s worked well for him.

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Singles Snapshot: 1998 UD Choice Bobblehead #M18 Dan Marino

This is another fun aspect of cards that was largely left in the 90’s – cards that were more than cards. There were cards with punch-out POGS in them, sticker cards (though a few of those have been in products since), cards that became stand-up figures, and my favorite: the bobblehead card. Punch out the pieces, fold according to the directions (helpfully printed on the back!), and ta-da! You now have your very own Dan Marino bobblehead. Of course, there’s the conundrum of whether you want to mess up the card to actually assemble it. I didn’t. Won’t grade well that way, you know? (Ha ha!) I do enjoy the trivia question, though.

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