Can you even imagine the reaction of the nation's men-children if a promotion like this were to take place today? Special packs of basketball cards available at McDonald's? There wouldn't be a franchise left standing. They'd be reduced to rubble under the sweaty weight of thousands of desperate collectors converging en masse to every location. Packs would be going for $500 a pop on eBay. It would make last month's Pokemon Happy Meal frenzy look dignified by comparison.
LA4 James Edwards
Edwards was great, but looked old his whole career. On this card he actually is old, nearing forty.
P47 Walt Williams
P48 Todd Day
Half of the Bucks' "Mayday" draft of 1992 that went over like a ton of bricks. We got Day with the 8th pick, then Lee Mayberry with the 23rd, both from Arkansas. Probably not a good idea to do that. To be fair, the dropoff in talent after the top three (Shaq, Zo, Laettner) was pretty steep.
My favorite thing about these cards is the arch-shaped hologram on the backs. It warms my heart to think that someone put enough effort into this set to include a detail such as this. I could see myself chasing down a complete set one day.