Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Trash or Treasure?

At a recent card show in Fayetteville, I was rummaging through a dime box and finding all sorts of crap I didn’t need, yet didn’t pass because they were a dime.  There was a whole bunch of product called “Action Packed” from 1993 which I was not at all familiar with.  The cards had raised images on thick, strange cardboard, and there were tons of HOFs and Legends.   I was certain it was more overproduced 90s offerings, and turns out I was right.


However, these are actually not bad little cards.  The images are raised on the card, although you can’t tell in the scan.  And the backs are pretty informative.  I picked up about 25 of players I was interested in.  I also thought the Abbot and Costello card was neat.   I wish the older player cards had been printed in this same color theme rather than the sepia. 
So even though I know these are worthless, I’m glad to add them to my collection.  My call:  Treasure!

5 comments:

The Lost Collector said...

Treasure! I have a few of these. They are cool cards.

jaybarkerfan said...

Definitely overproduced but treasure nonetheless!

Captain Canuck said...

Action Packed football cards from 1991 were EPIC. Still some of my favourites of all time.

Baseball Cards Rule said...

I have a few too. Nice looking cards for back in the day.

Spiff said...

Treasure! Had to have them all when they came out. Missed on that but went back recently and finished them up. Great cards.