When I started my new collections I wrote about them everywhere, practically shouted about them from the rooftops. What can I say, I like to share! A guy on Blowout found one of those posts and sent me a message out of the blue. Turns out his ex-girlfriend had a huge Michael Bishop collection and it's now his. He had a bunch of extra base and wondered if I wanted any for my set...to which I obviously said yes! He said he has more stuff so down the line we may trade for hits, but in the meantime 11 new base cards for the set (5.6% overall, not exactly a lightweight) worked perfect for me!
A lot of the cards came from 1999 Edge in its various incarnations. Edge seems kind of like Pacific in that there's a bunch of variations of similarish cards. I dig 'em though. This first one is the Edge Advantage base:
Here's the back:
Another one of the variations is this Edge Fury one, which I dig a bit more:
I also received the Gold Ingot parallel of this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how these things scan. They look so neat:
Edge Fury also has an Heir Force parallel, which is pretty different:
Mixing it up majorly, we have a few dual cards! The first features Bishop with Andy Katzenmoyer:
The other dual I got is from 2000 Pacific and features Sean Morey:
Back to single player cards. These next two are very similar cards, so I'll show them back to back:
Here's a set I had seen before in Shaun King form, and I still love it. 1999 Press Pass X's and O's:
A very different kind of back given that it's all a quote by Bishop. It's also super interesting in that the card came out prior to his Patriots tenure so the quote is all about where he would like to go. I like the idea of Dan Marino showing Bishop a few pointers...very cool. Redskins would've been interesting too...Brad Johnson actually did well for them in 1999 but within a few quick years Washington's QB position was a wasteland so they definitely could've used Bishop!
Two cards left, first is 1999 UD Victory which is simple, but I like it:
Final card...and one of the coolest...Bowman's Best: