Turns out it is this kickass 1991-92 Upper Deck Hologram which scanned surprisingly well.
The one word that most people associate with Stockton has to be "assist", and why wouldn't it be? The guy was a stud when it came to distributing the ball.
But don't forget that he was an efficient scorer, as this 92-93 Fleer insert points out.
Not only is John a "sharp shooter" and a "jack of all trades" but he is also a "Playmaker".
This "Playmakers" insert set only has 9 other cards, which might be a fun set to complete. Although, it always bothered me that every inset set don't come in groups divisible by nine, so that they could fit nicely into my binders. Its a problem similar to the fact that brats come in groups of six and buns come in packages of eight.
My final pre-1994 insert (which seems to be about the time that inserts exploded onto the scene) is a 1993-94 Upper Deck All-NBA 2nd Team card. (The card was released in 93-94, but the honor was given to John after the 92-93 season.)
Turns out, the All-NBA 1st Team for the 1992-93 season was:
- F - Karl Malone, Utah Jazz
- F - Charles Barkley, Phoenix Suns
- C - Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
- G - Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
- G - Mark Price, Cleveland Cavaliers
- F - Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta Hawks
- F - Larry Johnson, Charlotte Hornets
- C - Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks
- G - John Stockton, Utah Jazz
- G - Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons
Anyway, it was fun for me to take a closer look at some of my Stockton cards. When I just flip through them in my binder, I sometimes can't see the tree for the forest. Pulling them out really makes a difference and I think I'll continue this journey through my Stockton inserts year by year because after 1994 the inserts were almost as plentiful as the cards that were a part of the set.