Starting with these, Jeff hit on a modern-day set need, a retail-exclusive All-Star insert(kinda like they did back in the day), and that Upper Deck SP from Mr. Baseball. When I was younger and The Big Hurt was a huge star, I remember seeing this card in the monthly publications and wishing that it would fall out of the next pack I opened. Of course, I didn't know that the odds were against me, and I never did unwrap a copy of it. I was never a huge fan of the movie, I think it was always about wishful thinking for me...just something about seeing Frank in the Yankee pinstripes.
These Broncos of old made me think of the late 1990's when they won back to back Super Bowl titles. Not only did the players make me yearn for glory days gone by, but the designs reminded me of a (slightly)less complicated time in our hobby.
While it is nice to have more TD, seeing the Jason Elam reminded of the time he booted an NFL record tying 63-yard FG. Steve Atwater was a throwback type player in his heyday, one of my favorite Broncos that I had the good fortune to see play.
This great PWE didn't only remind me of the past. It contained only my second card of a guy who looks to be a big part of the present and future. Much like Juwan Thompson(who I posted about recently), C.J. Anderson was hugely productive in the absence of injured fellow RB's Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman.
Thanks for a wonderful trip down memory lane, Jeff. As always, I'm looking forward to our next trade.