The 1993-94 PowerPlay cards are a bit oversized, and I can't say I have ever seen them before - very tempting to open the pack but....no. Otherwise, great to get a few mid-90s packs from sets that I never really got into, but now have some packs to represent in the collection. No real memories with these sets though - just not my period of time related to collecting...
As more time passes, year by year, I "get it" more and more. Topps baseball does it with Heritage and Archives, O Pee Chee in hockey does it with their parallels. Nostalgia by way of using past designs in new sets. When it really started hitting it's stride (and I was still not back into collecting), it doesn't draw me the way it does those who are a bit older. I didn't grow up with the sets of the 70s or earlier.
As we move into these sets using designs from the 80s, I get it. Seeing the players of today with the designs that I fondly remember from my youth - does have a certain draw to it.
Perfect example of above, and an insert to keep...
Not much for keeps today, but a nice Al MacInnis atleast, even if it is from the "junk wax" era.
A wide variety of cards here...highlighted by fond memories of Tracy McGrady in Toronto - another Raptor that could have made Toronto basketball very different if they stuck around longer.
Summary (through 1660 cards):
|- Completed 2007-08 Upper Deck McDonald's Checklist Subset (6 cards)|
|Hockey||Baseball||Basketball||Football||Austin Powers||ET||Star Wars||Rocky||KISS||Clue|
|Inserts / Var Kept||74||3|
|Doubles Inserts / Var||11||11||30|