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Old 10-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default NOSTALGIA: What are your favorite "forgotten" late 1990s #ed parallels?

We all know about Essential Credentials, Precious Metal Gems, Classic 61, Thunder Rave, Apex Xtra, Z-Force Rave, Ultra Platinum, etc.

But what are your favorite "under-the-radar" parallel sets from 1997-98, 1998-99, and 1999-00? (I chose these three years since I consider them the glory years for numbered cards.)

1998-99 UD Ionix "Reciprocals" veterans were #ed/750 and rookies #ed/100. UD Ionix wasn't one of those sets with a million different parallels. The Reciprocals were the only base set parallels. That's why I'm surprised these go for so little. To me, they're a poor man's version of 1997-98 Z-Force Raves, which also had a high print run (399) compared to most numbered sets of the time.

There were 7 different MJ's out of the 60 veterans in the set, hence the low price for my specimen ($20). Snagged the Kobe for just $23 as well. Can't wait to see these beauties in person -- and no, they're not for sale!



I'm also a big fan of 1998-99 UD Choice "Prime Choice Reserve" parallels. These were #ed/100. This was a largely forgotten set -- it was released during the NBA lockout (so no rookies) and the packs sold for a dollar or two. It was considered "junk wax".



Tell us about some of your favorite parallels! Inserts too!
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By the way, how many of you guys buy all your commons from a seller that rhymes with YourBank? Wish he'd scan more of his inventory or lower his prices a tad. Love his selection nonetheless!
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So you're the one thats offered on some of my ebay stuff :-D
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Sure am! Sorry if my offers on the Mullin and Vaughn cards seemed a bit low. You set those buy-it-nows rather high, though :-P
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Sure am! Sorry if my offers on the Mullin and Vaughn cards seemed a bit low. You set those buy-it-nows rather high, though :-P
Haha I did cause it is hard to gauge the values on these cards. If you want to discuss around what I would be willing to take for them just shoot me a message. I would take a little lower than what I would accept on ebay since I would be avoiding ebay fees by making a deal on here.
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This is the only rarer 90's parallel i own but i love it. 1997-1998 Skybox Rubies /50

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how can you tell that the ud cc is the parallel other than the numbering on the back
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how can you tell that the ud cc is the parallel other than the numbering on the back
If my memory serves me right, it has a holographic image on the front. I think it said UD Collectors Choice or something like that.
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If my memory serves me right, it has a holographic image on the front. I think it said UD Collectors Choice or something like that.
Yeah, these cards look better in person. These aren't like the Hoops Starting Fives where they just slap a serial number on a base card. The entire front of the UD Choice Reserves is holographic.
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By the way, how many of you guys buy all your commons from a seller that rhymes with YourBank? Wish he'd scan more of his inventory or lower his prices a tad. Love his selection nonetheless!
just picked up 6 for my kj pc i couldnt find anywhere. hate buying without a scan but oh well lol

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I'm in love with 1999-00 Skybox Apex Xtra's lately. #ed/50. Have these 12 so far...



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