Last week I won two auctions on eBay. Each auction was selling a USPS medium flat rate box full of cards (seller approximated 2200+ and I'd guess he was right) for $20 with free shipping. One auction was for basketball cards and the other was for baseball cards. I decided (and convinced the wife) that I couldn't pass these auctions up without at least making a bid, and I ended up winning both auctions.
I gave each box a once over once they arrived and then settled into the basketball box, which I spent a couple hours sorting last night. I'll get to the baseball cards later this week.
My first (and maybe last, I haven't decided yet) Fave Five from the box of basketball cards is made up of my favorite 1990s subsets that I found in the box.
Number Five -- 1990 NBA Hoops "Current NBA Coaches Who Were Former NBA Players"
(Although your price guide may have a different name for this subset than does mine.)
Number Four -- 1995 NBA Hoops "Gold Mine"
Number Three -- 1994-95 Skybox Premium "Sky Slams," "Sky Shots," "Sky Swats," and "Sky Pilots"
I like how the multiple "Sky _______" monikers allowed the different talents of the different players to be displayed. And once again Skybox shows that they have perfected the "Keep It Simple Stupid" school of card design.
Number Two -- 1992-93 Skybox "Team Logos"
These are my favorite Skybox team logo cards so far. It's a perfectly simple design and I like how they incorporated a player onto each card.
Number One -- 1993-94 Skybox Premium "Nickname/Moniker/Movie Title Poster-Style Cards"
(Once again, check local listings for preferred subset name in your area.)
My $20 box of 1990s basketball card fun gave me some really good starts on some really cool mostly Skybox sets, which contain some badass subsets (see above).
I'll be posting up some 1990s Skybox basketball wantlists later this week, so if you have any 1992-1996 Skybox basketball cards collecting dust that you'd like to trade away, let me know.