The first 1990 Pro Set release features 336 cards, including 40 All-Star cards. The series also includes twelve rookie draft choice cards. There are also 17 NHL Trophy Collectibles, as well as 5000 hand-numbered Stanley Cup Trophy Hologram Collectibles. In addition to the 336 cards, there are more than a few special selections and errors. Continue reading to learn more about this set and its variations.
Bo Jackson was a great baseball player in the 1980s. He was a Kansas City Royals player from March 1990 to February 1993 and is still a popular collector’s favorite. The 1990 Pro Set card, which was limited to 10,000 copies, created a sensation. Collectors were excited about the new cards but were skeptical of the holograms due to their high price. These cards became a hot commodity in 1990.
Although the Raiders did not play in the Super Bowl XXV, the series did print a few cards featuring the team. The 49ers also had a Pro Set card in the series, featuring the logo of the team. However, neither team made the Super Bowl, as the New York Giants beat the Raiders 20-19. There is a lot of nostalgia for the 1990 Pro Sets.
Seau, a two-time All-Pro and a 6-time Pro Bowler, was one of the first players to appear on a card. His earliest appearance came in Action Packed, Fleer, Score, Topps, and Pro Set. In 1990, Seau was a first-round pick out of Florida, but his rookie year was anything but banner. His 1990 Pro Set rookie card was a success and is still at the top of the 1990 Pro Set’s pile.
Another notable player from this set was Jeff George, who would become the first player in NFL history to rush for over two thousand yards. Sanders would record 2,105 yards in one season, prompting the creation of a Pro Set promo card. This card was given to dealers in Hawaii. Bo Jackson and a few other players also received a 1990 Pro Set card. A couple of Raiders cards feature him. The Raiders would play in the Super Bowl XXV, and the two-time All-Star was awarded the NFL’s Offensive Rookie Award.
Although Pro Set collecting has come to an end, some collectors continue to flip over the cards at junk lots and search auction sites for new and exciting oddities. The hobby was in its prime in the late 2000s and early 2010. The hobby seemed to have an unlimited supply of new cards, and the population was constantly growing. Pro Set cards were often regarded as the most error-prone product. And while there are still some collectors who continue to hunt for Pro Sets, there is no need to panic.