Card of the Day: Bryan Hinkle 1991 Upper Deck #113

Card of the Day: Mickey Morandini 1991 Score #376

Card of the Day: Michael Jordan 1991 Upper Deck Baseball #SP1

Card of the Day: Bert Blyleven 1991 Upper Deck #571

Card of the Day: Lennox Lewis 1991 Kayo #68

Product Highlight: 1991 Pennsylvania High School Big 33

Due to a decline in donations and an increasing amount of debt, the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation closed it’s doors after sixty years in 2017.  The annual football game it once sponsored is now under the supervision of the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association.

The Big 33 Football Classic began in 1957.  Its often been referred to as the Super Bowl of High School Football.  Some of the best high school players from Pennsylvania have taken on Ohio, Maryland, and Texas.  In the early years Pennsylvania would just play itself splitting up between east and west or blue and gray.  Between 1957 and 1960 Pennsylvania played against collected talent from around the nation.  Lots of famous football stars have played in the Big 33 game – Herb Adderley, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, and Jim Kelly.

Starting in 1991, they began to make team sets.  The Pennsylvania set contains (36) black and white cards.  Key cards include Ray Zellars, Curtis Martin, and Marvin Harrison.  All of these predate their NFL rookies.  It’s 1991 Maryland counterpart doesn’t really have any major cards worth talking about.  Any Big 33 card can make an interesting addition to your collection.  Later on, some sets included autographs.

During my senior year in high school, I received a Big 33 Academic Scholarship.  That included a trip to the 2004 Big 33 game in Hershey, PA.  A couple of players from that game made it to the NFL – Chad Henne, Brian Hoyer, Darrelle Revis, and Ted Ginn Jr.

Card of the Day: Jim Covert 1991 Pacific #45

Card of the Day: Floyd Patterson 1991 Kayo #50

Card of the Day: Terri Derryberry 1991 Lime Rock NBA Pro Cheerleaders #17

Card of the Day: Jason Garrett 1991 Pro Set World League of American Football #31