Flashback Product of the Week: 1991 Champs Hi Flyers Top Pro Motocross Premier Limited Edition


For a product that was geared mainly towards males, it sure did contain quite a bit of pink don’t you think?  A lot of adolescent males will tell you that having a dirt bike made you king of the neighborhood while growing up.  That usually lasted until they were old enough to drive.

Back in 1991, Champs made the decision to release an entire product based upon some of the top pro motocross riders of the day.  The set consists of 150 cards which can be broken down into Rookies and Race Action.  With this being the premier edition, most of the cards picturing individual riders are considered rookies.  The only note worthy card that deserves the slightest bit of attention would the the Jeremy McGrath rookie.  McGrath has won multiple Motocross and Supercross Championships and is one of the most recognized riders out there.  He has also had a handful of popular motocross games for the PlayStation, N64, and GameBoy.

Champs went on to produce another motocross set in 1992, which would be their last.  This version had a 200-card base set with special Mego Moto cards that were inserted one per box.  Both sets are barely worth a thing.  Despite being labeled a “Limited Edition”, they made plenty of them.  Boxes can easily be picked-up for $15.00.  Not every sport in the world can handle a standalone card product.  But back in the early 90’s apparently companies thought it would work.  SC Racing also issued a motocross set in 1988.

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