Some sets I post on here that I want to complete will make you scratch your heads, but, I have my reasons for wanting to do so. I promise.
The same promise I make to my coffee that I will finish the cup even if I get busy and it gets cold.
Now that I think about it, that's sort of like my set collecting. Even if I put a set down for many years, I still have to make the promise to the set that I will finish it.
1996 Topps Gilt Edge football was a one and done product. It seems collectors didn't really care too much for the design on these. Except when you are 13-year-old boy where the design really catches your attention.
The design features two different background designs. One has a wave background for NFC players featured in the 1996 Pro Bowl while the fire background features the AFC players in the 1996 Pro Bowl. Both base card designs feature a prominent tiki mask, which has to do with Hawaiian culture since the Pro Bowl was being played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii at the time. I think it should had stayed there and that they should have kept the same rules. The Pro Bowl is one of the worst All-Star games out there now.
Not that I find any of the All-Star games exciting.
Here is the NFC design.
And here is the AFC design.
After a trade with my buddy Shane from Cheap Wax Wednesday fame, who knocked down 26 needs, all that I have left of the 90-card set for completion is,
This one is closer than I thought
If you have any of my needs, let me know in comments or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thoughts on this product welcomed in comments!