Card of the Day: Jack Ruby 2014 Panini Golden Age – Museum Age Relic

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1997 Skybox Premium Football Box Break

In 1997 I was extremely new to collecting.  The first card shop that I ever visited was called The Penalty Shot, and I thought it was great.  They had boxes, packs, singles, and my personal favorite at the time – the dollar wall.  There are two products that stick out to me when I think of 1997.  One of them is ’97 Upper Deck Legends, and the other is ’97 Skybox Premium.  Last week I saw Dave & Adam’s Card World had a box of Premium, and I snatched it up for $41.00.

The 90’s are known for having some of the best looking inserts and parallels.  ’97 Skybox Premium has Ruby parallels of the base that have always caught my eye.  I never pulled one… until now 🙂

Rookies

  • Jim Druckenmiller #219
  • Reidel Anthony #210
  • Michael Adams #208
  • Keith Poole #239
  • Danny Wuerffel #247
  • Byron Hanspard #226
  • David LaFleur #232
  • Corey Dillion #218
  • Rae Carruth #216
  • Macey Brooks #215
  • John Allred #209
  • Ronnie McAda #236
  • Orlando Pace #237
  • Joey Kent #231
  • Shawn Springs #243
  • Freddie Jones #230
  • Brian Manning #235
  • Tony Gonzalez #223
  • Antowain Smith #242
  • Peter Boulware #214
  • Darrell Russell #242
  • Kevin Lockett #233
  • Tiki Barber #212
  • Darnell Autry #211
  • Will Blackwell #213
  • Dedric Ward #245
  • James Farrior #222
  • Ike Hilliard #227
  • Duce Staley #244
Rookie Preview
  • Orlando Pace 11 of 15
  • Reidel Anthony 1 of 15
  • Yatil Green 8 of 15
  • Bryant Westbrook 15 of 15
Rubies
  • Keyshawn Johnson #’ed 11/50

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Card of the Day: Dennis Rodman 97-98 Skybox Premium Ruby

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Ruby Parallels

I’ve mentioned on here before that one of my favorite products of the 90’s was 1997 Skybox Premium Football.  It wasn’t a high-end product at all and you weren’t suppose to get any “hits” per box.  There were no relics, but you did have the chance of pulling an autograph.  I just really enjoy the design of the cards.  I can still remember attending a small card show in Harrisburg and purchasing a Dan Marino base from ’97 Premium for my Dolphins collection.  Even with all the autographs, my favorite inserts would have to be the ruby parallels.  The ruby inserts are each serial numbered to 50 copies and are very hard to pull.  I’ve only seen them on eBay and never in person.  Most of the time these rubies are worth more than the actual autographs from this product.  Being a Dan Marino fan, I’d love to add a ruby Marino to my collection.  I’m sure if one shows up for sale, its going to be very pricey.  I’m seriously think of purchasing a box of ’97 Skybox Premium just for the heck of opening something old.  I bet it would make for an interesting break.

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