1990 Pro Set

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Feb. 19, 2018 - 10:17PM

The main printing facility for Pro Set was literally across the street from Beckett's printing location and headquarters in Dallas, Tx. This can be seen by checking the address on the old packs of Pro Set cards and then looking at the front of the editor section of the Beckett magazines of the same time period. Hmmm. Strange coincidence.

Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:25PM

I remember this set well, and I'm replacing it and some others. My goal is to get all Pro Set cards. Getting product was Pro Set's goal. While most companies were concerned more with short printing and distributing primarily to dealers, Pro Set gave us a lot more product. The dealers didn't like it because they had to sell it "cheap"

I'm sorry they went out of business so quickly. They covered football and hockey like a blanket and gave us sets to be proud of.

Oct. 2, 2015 - 4:55AM

thanks to Shane (ebay seller talyho-enterprise) for letting me post a picture of the 1989 Pro Set Error and Variations Set and the 1990 Pro Set Owners Edition Series 1 and 2 in the packaging section, both sets are extremely rare and are very high on my wish list, unfortunately their cost is also very high which cancels out any hope of getting them soon

Jul. 31, 2012 - 7:50PM

When the company folded a few years back some of the sheets were sold out the back door...would a sheet of uncut cards be rare? i have a few sheets and was thinking of taking them to card show and try to get them autographed...if any thing they would be nice to frame...i am just finding a way to market them....i have few rare ones...lots of variations...mostly 1990 proset ..

Feb. 3, 2010 - 6:23PM

I remember when I discovered that KB Toys at the mall had boxes of this for like $6 each. I thought I'd hit the jackpot. I opened so much of this stuff. I remember that some of the rarer variations were booking pretty high, so each pack was like a mini-adventure to see what I was going to get. The excellent photography, the many different subsets and inserts and all of the possible errors and variations made it all a whole lot of fun. I'd be curious to know how much of this stuff was actually made!

Dec. 15, 2008 - 1:57AM

Pro Set entered the 90s with another beautiful set. This time they featured a borderless set, producing a five-card test set featuring Philadelphia eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham, with each card numbered 315. All featured the same photos and text but toyed with different designs. One front had a black border, one a silver border, one blue and two were borderless. This test set was an extremely limited printing, just enough to get a feel for the new design. Next was the NFL draft in New York. Pro Set produced 4 different cards, gambling on one of them to be the first draft pick with the colors and team that had selected the player. The company called the coaching staffs of the Falcons and Patriots to narrow the list. It soon became clear that Illinois quarterback Jeff George would be the first pick. Atlanta had the first choice, but eventually traded it away to Indianapolis. Pro Set made cards showing George with the Falcons, Colts and the Patriots. Another card showed Keith McCants with the Falcons in case Atlanta held onto their pick. As soon as George was selected, Pro Set was there with cards ready to hand out for the first pick of the NFL Draft, Jeff George of the Indianapolis Colts. As with the first set, complete sets were not available from the company. And this set was nearly 900 cards. The first series consisted of cards 1 through 378, including cards of the AFC Pro Bowl team, plus the second commemorative collectible of Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, a special card of golfer payne Stewart to promote the upcoming golf card set, and a Super Bowl 24 logo art card, styled in the same fashion as the 1989 series. Another insert was Super Bowl 1 through 24 program cards, featuring a phot of the winners ring on the back, and one of the most expensive card in the set, the Lombardi Trophy hologram card, hand-numbered and limited to only 10,000 copies. Series 2 contained cards 379 through 753, and 781 through 800. The gap was filled later by the final update. Also included in Series 2 were cards of the NFC Pro Bowl players, cards of MVP players from Super Bowl 1 to 24, a new Marvel superhero named Superpro, and a commemorative card of Joe Robbie, owner of the Miami Dolphins who passed away that year and a new Santa Claus card. Another insert in late series 2 packs was a reprint of card 134 Andre Rison with a traded stripe on front and a back that told buyers the card would be available in the final update set. This set was not without it's own errors and variations as with the 1989 set. They also released another Super Bowl card set in its own album, initially to fans who attended the game but then made sets available to the public. Overall another nice set from the company, who would go on to make more than just football cards.


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