Brad Hawpe, Colorado Rockies

Tribute to 1995 Special Edition Collector's Choice

by Goose Joak

1995 Special Edition! This is one of my all-time favorite sets -- seriously, I mean it. In addition to the cool blue border, it has some of the best parallels that existed at the time, "silver signatures" and "gold signatures."

Then again I was a Collector's Choice enthusiast. From 1995 and on, Collector's Choice was really one of the only brands I bought consistently. Well, I bought a lot of Score as well.

Speaking of the years I collected, it is interesting to see that reflected in the tribute cards for this blog. Take a look below:

1940s (1)

1950s (3)

1960s (0)

1970s (8)

1980s (12)

1990s (65)

2000s (21)

Of the 1990s, my sweet spot is 1991-1993 (42). Which is totally true -- those were my favorite years of collecting. I suppose that's why I liked Score and Collector's Choice so much. They hearkened back to that era of collecting.

- year - 1949 (1)
- year - 1952 (1)
- year - 1954 (2)
- year - 1970 (1)
- year - 1971 (3)
- year - 1975 (1)
- year - 1976 (2)
- year - 1977 (1)
- year - 1981 (1)
- year - 1986 (4)
- year - 1987 (1)
- year - 1988 (4)
- year - 1989 (2)
- year - 1990 (10)
- year - 1991 (15)
- year - 1992 (16)
- year - 1993 (11)
- year - 1994 (3)
- year - 1995 (4)
- year - 1996 (1)
- year - 1997 (4)
- year - 1998 (1)
- year - 2004 (1)
- year - 2006 (1)
- year - 2007 (6)
- year - 2008 (6)
- year - 2009 (7)

My local card shop actually has a few packs of '95 Collector's Choice Special Edition in their bargain bin. I probably bought about 6 packs worth, but there are still like 10 packs left.

ReplyDeleteI miss Collector's Choice. They were much more affordable than regular Upper Deck.

ReplyDeleteThat Rockies game I went to...Hawpe went yard. I was thinking how proud the Goose would be!

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