At times, I hate being a detailed person. I'd like to gloss over the little differences because it is so much easier to do so, but I can't.
So, here's one that came to my attention - 1991 Upper Deck baseball apparently has a few different holograms used on the home plate shape stamped on the back of the cards. There are at least a few variations:
- "Normal" being the UPPER DECK wording being repeated - though can be in both directions
- A "baseball" and Upper Deck wording - the baseballs move as you move the card
- A '90 NHL hockey type, left over I guess from the prior year hockey set?
- May also then be a 1992 Upper Deck logo type stamp (though I have none of these in hand)
Why must I care?
So, it is a set I want to complete, and it seems the "normal" hologram is the abundant one, so will try and just finish the main set with it, but will keep the other cards as variations because that's what I do!
As for football, if one random card shows up, could do worse than a Steve Young card, also known as a solid phone-om-a-card card.
A handful of 1999-2000 Pacific Omega needs which I would have thought I would have more of, but Pacific was "hot" when my collecting was not, and just hasn't been as big a thing to get in trades the last few years I guess.