Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Unfinished Cup:1997 Fleer Metal Marvel Football

*about a week ago, I was holding my cup of coffee looking out my kitchen window and starting to see bare ground. today, the ground is covered in white after a snowy weekend with more coming today to kick off the month that was supposed to creep up closer to spring. coffee will make everything better.....there's no place like coffee...there's no place like coffee....there's....*

*takes a sip, closes curtains, sits down, gets ready for a new #CardsOverCoffee*

Today, kicks off a new segment on the blog called Unfinished Cup. It will feature sets that I need to finish and seek help to finish. I guess you can say I am Robert Stack and this is Unsolved Mysteries and I am looking for your help.

The first set featured in this series is one of the newer ones I have been chasing. So far, I am halfway through this set chase.

The 1997 Fleer Metal Universe Marvel has 20 cards in the set and fell 1:6 packs. The set features an NFL player alongside a Marvel superhero that is compared to them.

Here is what I have so far in my set chase minus the Kerry Collins I haven't pulled out of my Kerry Collins box yet. (update, since I started this draft, I acquired Kordell Stewart which should show up next week)

*takes a sip before showing off the cards*

Spiderman seems to be the theme when it comes to recievers who have weblike sticky hands.

Hulk is featured for those fearsome and angry defensive players.

(my biggest set piece so far thanks to @90sNicheFBCard)

Captain America is for those quarterback leaders.

Overall look at my Avengers team so far,
Pretty cool huh?

For the most part, the set is pretty affordable. The Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders however are steep at $50 plus. It may be a while before I am able to finish this set.

Here is what remains for my set chase, 

If you have any help for me, reach out to me by email with sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com.

At the top of the blog, web version on your mobile browser, I am adding a tab that will have this series in it. This will be my new way of keeping track of my set needs and I will update each one as I go along. Just like I did above with the Kordell Stewart card #12.

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

I am more of a DC guy overall as I have posted on here before, but they didn't make a set like that with football players. I think an Eli Manning/Batman card would have been amazing.

In comments today, let me know your thoughts on today's set and which player you like to watch matched up with their Marvel or DC superhero.

Have a great Tuesday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*


  1. Hmmm... Hulk/Reggie White, Punisher/Brett Favre, and Black Panther/Steve Smith Sr.


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