Friday, March 25, 2022

90's Cards Over Coffee:1996 Fleer Ultra Sensations Football 2-Pack Break

*nothing wrong with a cup of hot joe on a rainy day. takes a sip, sits down and gets ready for a new Cards Over Coffee post*

This post has been a long time coming.

Back in December, blog reader Oren sent me two packs of 1996 Fleer Ultra Sensations to open knowing my passion for cards from 1995-1999.

This is a product I opened back in the day, but only a few packs I bought from our local Mobile gas station. Which by the way, I think my Cards Over Coffee passion began because of that gas station. Every time we went there to pick up some packs, the scent of coffee would greet you when you opened the door to go in. It still brings those memories today when I go in there with the scent of coffee, except there are no longer cards.

*takes a sip and a sniff of the coffee before moving on with today's post*

Let's take a look at 1996 Fleer Ultra Sensations details before we open up these packs. It was a simple product with a foil bordered player focused base set totaling 100 cards. Each card was produced in five different foil border colors with each inserted at various ratios. The Rainbow foil was the most difficult of the group to pull with only 1% of the print run. I am still in desperate need of the Rodney Hampton version to finish my rainbow.

There were also a few inserts to chase as well that didn't feature all of the foil glimmer and glam.

The 10-card packs carried a suggested retail price of $2.49 at the time. Now I have seen some on eBay for around $5.

I originally was going to open one pack and keep one sealed like I have been doing with all of my 90's wax, but ended up opening both anyways since the temptation got to me.

*takes a sip, begins to rip*

Base (nice Dave Brown find!)

Pewter (not the singer but I dig the old Ravens logo)

Marble Gold (Hall Of Famer find)

Blue finishes up the last three card in the pack.

Next up, Pack 2.

*first takes a sip, then begins to rip*

Base Cards (Andre Rison in a Jags uni is weird)

Marble Gold


Pewter (start of a Miller rainbow chase?)

And the final card...

Wait....what's this final card.....
1:12 Creative Chaos insert of Terrell Davis!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! New card for that side PC. It's just too bad it stuck a little and left some snow look on the card but it's not too bad.

Pack 2 was even better than Pack 1! Nice score on the insert which is also impressive for a two-pack break.

Thanks again to Oren for the pack to open.

*takes a sip before finishing up today's post*

This was a really fun time. I like opening packs that bring me back to the good ole days of the hobby. I spotted that Davis insert in the middle of the second pack but switched out some cards to make it the last card in the pack. That's what I used to do in those days so why not bring back that approach to make this even more enjoyable.

Thoughts on the product, my rip welcomed in comments.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*


  1. Having never opened any of these, I never realized that each pack contained multiple colors. Interesting!

    1. Yes, I just wished it had the one I needed

  2. I am surprised that I never saved the wrapper for those packs considering they were released at the pack of my Brett Favre fandom. Maybe I was too disappointed in the card that I didn't bother?

    The blue borders look really nice, especially that color-matching Coryatt.

    1. Yes, the blue borders are probably my favorite of the group

  3. I'm not a fan of this set, but it doesn't matter what the product is... it's always fun to rip open some old school packs.

  4. Aren't you glad you opened the second pack? Thanks for showing off the cards!

    1. Yes I am! Now makes me wonder all of the other 2nd packs I have sitting around..


Cards and coffee go together like PB&J, so don't you and leaving a comment below. Take a sip and let me know your thoughts!