Flashback Product of the Week: 1991 NetPro Tour Stars

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Tennis collectors were introduced to NetPro cards back in 1991.  The 1991 Tour Stars set consists of 100 cards, mostly rookies, of popular players such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, and Jim Courier.  Two different print runs were made.  The first print run was missing the “WTA” logo on the factory set box and the cards were printed on light green card stock.  The second printing contains the “WTA” logo on the box and the cards were printed on darker card stock.  Randomly inserted were Wild Cards that could be redeemed for serial numbered 3-card strips.  Factory sets that did not have a Wild Card received a Legends card instead.  Most of these cards are very cheap today.  Given that it was 1991, even tennis cards weren’t safe from overproduction.

I’m not a big tennis fan, but its way better than watching soccer.  When it comes to soccer, I just don’t see how they can play all that time and barely ever get that tiny ball in that huge net.  I know, I know, the goalie is there to block it, but its still a big ass net and a tiny ball.  You want to know what else bugs me?  While watching golf, everyone attending the tournament has to be silent when someone is about to hit the ball.  Why?  The ball isn’t moving!!!  Baseball players have to hit a ball going 100mph surrounded by 45,000 screaming fans.  Don’t you think that would require more concentration and silence versus a ball that isn’t moving at all?  At least tennis has it right.  There you have a ball traveling extremely fast and its usually quiet.

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