Saturday, April 19, 2008

Random Card #7

I have never actually seen a 1994 Sportflics card. I've heard of their existence, much like the fabled unicorn or the new Guns N' Roses album. Now I can finally say that I've seen one of those mythical beasts. I actually have one in my possession.

I have a feeling that I'll own a unicorn before I own GNR's Chinese Democracy. At least I got the 1994 Sportflics out of the way first.

The scan of this card is atrocious. It looks like bad television reception. Back in the days of UHF and VHF, there were things called antennas that had to be (GASP) manually adjusted! We had to walk to change the channel or control the volume. It was truly the time of cavemen. Not the kind who shill car insurance.

The card itself is a thing of beauty. It's something that you have to see in person to really appreciate. I'm just glad I had the opportunity to see one in my lifetime.


Jason T. Carter said...

I have some Sportflics from 1986-89; I thought they went out of business after that.

Steve Gierman said...

I remember picking up packs in 1990 and then I didn't see them anymore. Last year I found out they put out a set in 1994, but I hadn't seen any until recently.

Jason T. Carter said...

There was a "Sportflix" set in 1996, I wonder if it's the same company? (I found a Jeter in my collection last night)

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