Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Set Project Number 3: 1999 Skybox Century E-X Quisite

Since the first project is finished up and posted under my Completed Projects tab at the top of the page, it's time to go ahead and start on another set.  I am going to choose an insert set this time, but it's one from one of my favorite 1990s.  I should probably do something with the 1998 Skybox E-X inserts, I think I already have to copies of the set, but I am going to start off with an insert from the 1999 Skybox E-X set instead.

I plan on doing a lot of these set projects.  Plenty of time to work on the 1998 inserts.

Here is a look at the insert set I am going to be working on.....

I really like the look of these E-X-Quisite cards.  The fronts have a nice look with the black background, smoke or a cloud, and the player standing in front.  The backs look pretty nice too, but this was also a somewhat of a bad phase for Skybox card backs......

I like how the design is sort of a silhouette of the front of the card, the cheesy little write ups on these cards are horrendous.  Skybox used these on a lot of their sets around this time.  I mean, they could have just written up a little snippet on J.D. Drew being a promising young player at the time this card was produced, but nope.

I suppose they could have come up with a good writer to make up these card backs, but they seem more like something that Shaq made while he was trying to rap instead of playing basketball.

There are fifteen cards in the set, I have eight of them, so I am looking for a little more than half of the set.  Eight cards is not too challenging, hopefully I can knock this one out fast.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I love the back blurbs from that era. Their existence resting somewhere between PG hip-hop lyrics and open flirtatiousness is too perfect for this world and they make me laugh every time.