It's another Monday morning. Which usually is a drag for most folks but I don't mind them. Except when I get up too early, then it becomes a drag. Like today may be.
Even though I ate a very late supper, I am already hungry this morning so I will grab what I call my complete meal.
What's in a complete meal?
It may sound like an odd pairing, but sometimes the most oddest pairings bring out the greatest things.
*sips some more coffee, takes a bite of his bagel, then another, and maybe another. Then moves onto the card portion of this post*
Another odd pairing is thinking about football players being featured on anything but a football field. You know what though, it works and it works marvelously.
Especially the 1998 ones.
Let's take some football players, put some unique background scenes that is based off from the teams location or name that sound obscure but makes them a masterpiece. Who would have thought this genius idea would pan out and be as popular as it is today still.
There were 200 cards in this base set that featured a ton of great scenes and included a few Hall Of Fame rookies.
Let's take a look at some of my favorite cards in the base set,
The rookies on the other hand, don't have such unique backgrounds but instead are out of this world. I mean literally out of this world.
However, Ryan Leaf should be shown with a pile of money in the background for what the Chargers spent on him to be their leader. Or maybe a watermark of Peyton Manning's head to show what could have been. I will let you guys decide on that one.
Football players and unique scenes, looks like a well balanced card to me that would fill up a Card Pyramid.
What's a Card Pyramid you may ask? I can see the expression on your face.
A Card Pyramid is similar to the food pyramid. Each section of a card set, base-insert-hits, has it's own pyramid and then has an all together pyramid to make up a product.
An individual pyramid, such as these Fleer Metal cards, has base design as the bottom, player checklist as the middle and back design for the top. Which the Fleer Metal has a well balanced pyramid. A full Card Pyramid would have three parts to make it well balanced. First would be a great base set, followed by unshakeable inserts then topped off with hits. Being a 90's collector, hits are like the sugar to a food pyramid. Not necessarily needed, but nice to have once in awhile in small portions. Though I may have more sugar and hits then I need sometimes which adds a little bit more padding around the collection/waistline.
*finishes up first bagel, moves onto second then takes a sip of coffee to finish up this post*
The big stack of Metal cards isn't a full set. I am still lacking roughly 30 or so cards to completion. I hope to have these wants posted soon.
In the meantime, give the veggie cream cheese a try on a fruit bagel and hope you have a well balanced meal and card pickup today.