90s Auctions - Auction #2 Catalog - March 2023

AUCTION #: 2 Closes March 19th, 2022

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90s Auctions was created with one goal in mind: to create a collector-driven marketplace for the finest and rarest 90’s sports cards and memorabilia. An auction house by collectors for collectors. The 90’s saw a remarkable advancement in technology that led to an elevation in graphic design and borrowed elements from pop-culture all over the world. That in turn led to innovation and never before seen creativity in the sports card hobby. Today, the terms “PMG” and “Refractor” immediately invoke the imagery of the iconic sets of the 90’s. We are both long time collectors who have been acquiring rare and interesting pieces since the late 80’s. We never lost our passion for collecting the coolest cards of our childhood heroes. We wanted to create an auction house that was a one-stop-shop for rare cards from all four major sports, comic books, and other memorabilia from the last decade of the 20th Century. Over the past three decades, we have worked to build a reputation of integrity, honesty, and fairness in the hobby. With 90s Auctions, we bring the same passion from our own collecting to this new business. More importantly, we both came of age in the 90’s, now have children of our own with a shared love for the hobby. We hope this auction gives you the ability to not only find those cards you chased as a kid, but to also share the joy and wonder of discovering these cards all over again with the next generation. We welcome you to trust us with your consignments. We believe we can offer a unique, one of a kind experience in the hobby. The cornerstones of our company are trust, integrity, and honesty. Employees of 90s Auctions are never permitted to bid on any items. Consignors are not allowed to bid on their own lots. If you are passionate about baseball, football, basketball, or hockey, 90s Auctions will work hard to maximize your lots. We embrace a lower buyer’s premium than other industry auction houses and zero fee for seller’s which means more money our consignors’ pockets. Give us a chance, we think you will like what you see. Thank you for joining us on this journey. Thank you for putting your trust in our ability to sell your quality items and to bid on items from the best decade ever. As we continue to grow, we will never forget our guiding principle: 90s Auctions is built by collectors for collectors.

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Topps Chrome’s 1997-98 is the second year release of this immensely popular set. Each card in the 220 base set has a corresponding refractor parallel at an insert rate of 1:12. While Topps Chrome first year was retail only, Topps offered the 1997-98 set in both hobby and retail. Shooting Stars, Destiny and Season’s Best are the top inserts of this product. Offered here is the Bulls NBA Champions refractor commemorating the team’s 1997 NBA Championship. In the 1990s, it became a Chicago tradition to meet at the Petrillo Band shell in Grant Park to celebrate another Bulls title. The image on this card captures the rally held on June 16, 1997 to celebrate the team’s victory over the Utah Jazz. This copy is graded PSA 10. Leaf’s Fractal Matrix parallel set might very well be some of the most confusing cards for collectors. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Leaf offered these parallels for collectors. The 200 base card set has corresponding randomly inserted die cut and regular parallel cards. Bronze, Silver, and Gold axis cards had either an etched or foil surface. There were also “X”, “Y” and “Z” etched patterns on these cards. The Diamond Axis is numbered to 50 and has a diamond pattern printed on the blue foil of the card, indicating it’s “diamond” subset variation. Presented here is a copy of the Ken Griffey Jr. Diamond Axis parallel, numbered to 50 and graded PSA 8.

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The 1998-99 Essential Credentials Now is a parallel to the 90-card base set. Each card is serial numbered to the player’s card number. For example, card number 1 is serially numbered to 1, while card number 90 is serially numbered to 90.

Perhaps one of the rarest cards from Jeter’s minor league time. These cards came in Kroger grocery store advertisements and attached to the inside of Clippers’ programs at the stadium. Each program contained four players. The hobby consensus is that less than 250 examples were made of the program with Jeter’s card. Some hobbyists believe 7 or 8 variations of this program at Cooper Stadium were printed. Our research shows that the Jeter appeared in only one program along with future Yankee teammate Jorge Posada, Andy Cook, and Tony Perezchica.

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This 133-card set parallels the base set. The cards were serially numbered to 100 and inserted at a rate of 1:30 The Atomic Refractor set has a layer of foil over the card giving it that atomic refactor finish. Pictured here is a Kobe Bryant example, graded BGS 9.5. POP 7 with non-higher.

1998 Finest was a 125 card set with corresponding refractors. According to excellent research done by @cardchannel on Instagram, the print run on the refractors is 584. It is estimated that close to 38,000 hobby boxes were produced. Even rarer is a refractor in a PSA 10. The Shaq refractor presented here exhibits excellent color, no greening and razor sharp corners.

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Nicknamed “The Dream,” Hakeem Olajuwon first led the University of Houston and Phi Slama Jama to 3 consecutive Final Four Appearances from 1982-1984. He is the all-time blocked shots leader, took the Houston Rockets to back to back NBA Championships and named the Finals MVP both times. Olajuwon is the only player to have 3,000 blocked shots and 2,000 career steals. In 1998, Upper Deck issued the SP Authentic Sign of the Times autograph series. Issues in Bronze, Silver, and Gold, each insert has its own print run. Presented here is a Silver variation, with a rate of 1:115 packs, of The Dream’s autograph. Graded BGS 9.5 and 10 autograph.

The Fleer Showcase Legacy parallel sets are some of the most collectable in the hobby. It is the first serial numbered parallel set, and comes in three series; Rows 0, 1, and 2. These cards are numbered 150, contain a blue holographic foil on the front and a Showcase Legacy stamp. Inserted at a rate of 1:30, this Dennis Rodman copy is graded at a PSA 8, and is number 57/150.

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The 1998-99 Essential Credentials Now is a parallel to the 90-card base set. Each card is serial numbered to the player’s card number. For example, card number 1 is serially numbered to 1, while card number 90 is serially numbered to 90.

This 90-card set is a semi-parallel of the base set. Randomly inserted into packs, this set parallels the 45 Timeline 1st Half cards and the 45 Timeline 2nd half cards. These cards feature die cut on both sides of the card and are serially numbered to 230. The example offered here is a #223/230, PSA 10, with a Pop 3.

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The parallel to the Higher Power insert set, these cards are /100. These were available only in series one packs. Numbered 23/100, BGS 8.

1998 Upper Deck Retro is the company's first nostalgia-based card set. Packs were sold in six different collectible lunchboxes, 24 packs per box. All cards are printed on super-thick card stock stock card and has a distinct "retro" feel. The Quantum Leap parallel is numbered to 50, and often hard to find in hard grade due to its unique die cut. Beckett has only graded 5 total examples of this issue. The Jeter example here for auction is a POP 3, with none graded higher.

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The 1999 Topps Gold Labels were made to compete with the Fleer Showcase Legacy issue. Pictured here is the Captain, Derek Jeter, missing the foil overlay on front, and numbered to 100. Graded BGS 9.

Title Waves is a 30-card set of players noting those player’s career accomplishments. Printed on plastic stock with an interlocking die-cut design, they were made to match up with the cards of other players who also won an award in that same year.

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A 20 card set, with 1:7 hobby box odds, these cards have a silver foil design with the player's accomplishments on the back. Graded PSA 10.

Bonds’ place in baseball history will always be debated. Presented here is one of his parallel cards from one of the more popular insert sets of the 1990s.

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The 175-card base Fleer set included two gold parallel sets. The Gold is numbered to 99 and has a gold foil. The 24K gold subset contains a rainbow-holographic reflective mirror foil and numbered to 24. Pictured here is a Sammy Sosa Gold parallel /99 graded BGS 8.

The 1996 Leaf Signature autograph inserts were one of the first autograph cards inserted into packs. The on card autos were inserted into each pack of the first series.

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Similar to the Ken Griffey Jr. Diamond Axis in Lot #2 this Mark McGwire example is from the “Z- Axis” series and is numbered to 20. Graded PSA 9

Graded SGC 96, this McGwire Gold Label Parallel is similar to the Jeter in Lot 14, however it is not numbered.

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This 1991 Star Pics Emmitt Smith Auto is the first pack issued Smith auto. The front has an image of Smith from his rookie year, and the back is autographed with the Star Pics, Inc. authenticity decal on back.

On January 28, 1996, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27- 17 in Super Bowl XXX. Offered here is a dual autograph card of Super Bowl champions Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith. Numbered to 250, this card is certified both by Pro Line and by PSA.

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Similar to the Dan Marino in the next lot, this Troy Aikman is /50 and graded BGS 9.

The 1998 Topps Gold Label set was made to compete with the Showcase Legacy parallel. Featured here is a Class 2 /50 of Dan Marino, graded BGS 9.

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This 100-card set is a gold foil parallel version of the Leather base set. The 100- card set was randomly inserted into hobby packs. Each card is sequentially numbered to the pictured player's specific statistic. Pictured here is Peyton Manning’s rookie Leather Gold variation, numbered to 36, based on the 36 touchdowns he threw in 1997.

While the title of this issue is a mouthful, This late 90s 15 card issue is serial numbered to each player’s jersey number. This set was included in hobby boxes of 1999 Skybox Dominion and parallels the Atlantattitude parallel set. This example is graded PSA 10 and numbered 31/84.

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This 30-card set Crusade shields as the background printed using Spectra-tech holographic technology. The green version is numbered to 250. Two other parallel sets were also produced: a Purple, numbered to 109 and a Red numbered to 25.

In 1998, Upper Deck issued a regular 438- card base set under the “UD Choice” brand. They also included a parallel set serial numbered to 100 titled “Prime Choice Reserve.” The parallels are distinctive in that they have a refractive foil stamp on the front. The serial number is stamped on the back center.

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1999 Finest Team Finest Refractors Randy Moss /150 BGS 9.5

1999 Bowman Chrome refractors came in parallels of /99, /25 and /5. Pictured here is a copy of Bruce Smith's gold refractor /25. PSA 9

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Like the Randy Moss in lot 28, this Rice is /100 and graded PSA 9

1998 SPx Finite had both the Finite and Spectrum parallels, each with various print runs. Presented here is a Randy Moss Spectrum 1/50, graded PSA 7. As these cards are extremely condition sensative, this is a pop 15 with 5 higher

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1998 Upper Deck Gold Script /100 Wayne Gretzky PSA 7

1996 Leaf Limited was a 90-card set that featured the top players in the NHL. As a hobby only release, production was limited to 27,000 boxes, hence the product name “Leaf Limited.” Limited differed from the other mass-produced wax of the era whereas this product had a stated limited print run. The cards featured a silver foil effect.

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1997 Pinnacle Certified Wayne Gretzky Certified Team PSA 10

1998 Upper Deck Gold Reserve Auto of The "Great One" Wayne Gretzky #d/200 PSA 8

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Base cards in this set were made as a Star Ruby parallel, serial-numbered to 50 copies. Also, the 50 "Action" parallels were also issued as Star Rubies. The Action Star Rubies are numbered to 15. Pictured here is a Star Rubies of Braves Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. PSA 7

This 15-card set featured players destined for the Hall of Fame. Although they were not on the path to stardom, as evidence by the Jose Cruz, Jr. card. Each card was die-cut resemble a luggage tag with an actual string. Finding the string on these cards still intact is extremely difficult. It was even harder to pull these cards from packs. They were inserted at a rate of 1 in every 6 cases.

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The classic Showcase Legacy parallel of the greatest receiver of all time. Row 2 /100 PSA 7

Player's Ink signature cards fall one per pack. The 30 card list includes several rookies including Randy Moss. Veteran autographs are Dan Marino, Troy Aikman and Jerry Rice. Silver cards are numbered to 100. Gold parallels are numbered to the player's jersey number. The Jerry Rice here is graded a PSA 6, but a PSA 10 auto.

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Each card is serial numbered to their card number in the set. The veterans are numbered 1-60, while the rookies are numbered 1-30. Offered here is the Karl Malone, card #49, numbered to 49 BGS 8.5

These cards were only available in hobby packs. The set parallels the Vintage '61 insert. Thhe cards the same design, with a refractor piece on the player's name on top. Cards are serial numbered to 61. The Stockton here at auction is graded PSA 9.

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Only available in Series One packs, this 20- card set have a refractor like gold foil on the card front. The Ulta Stars Gold were printed at 10 percent of the entire run of the regular silver Ultra Stars insert. The Scottie Pippen here is graded BGS 9 with 3 9 subgraded and 9.5 for centering

The Refractor parallel set is made of 10-cards with Topps' patented "Refractor" technology. The top left corner has squares cut out of the card, giving the set its "Best Cut" name. Pack odds to pull a refractor from this set were 1:48. The Shaq pictured here is a PSA 9, with 19 higher.

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This 20-card set is a parallel of the East/West insert. The cards features an Eastern Conference player on one side, and Western Conference on reverse. In this lot, Alonzo Mourning representes the East and Shaq for the West. These cards were only available in Series 2 with pack odds of 1:144. PSA 9, POP 22

This 80-card set is a parallel of the Refractor insert set. The tell-tale difference of the atomic refractor is the type of plaid overlay on the front. These cards had pack odds of 1:24. The Chris Webber here is graded PSA 9, is POP 7 with 1 higher.

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Like the 1996 Atomic Refractor in Lot 46, this Shaq Atomic Refractor is defined by the plaid refractor overlay on the card's front. This was a 125 card set, with pack odds of 1:24

This 15-card set featured the top veterans of the day and some rookies, including Kobe Bryant. These were only available in Series 2 at a rate of 1:24

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The 1999 Finest Team Finest parallels include Red, Red Refractor, Gold, and Gold Refractor. They were only distributed in jumbo packs. The Red parallels are numbered to 500, and Gold to 250. Offered here is a red parallel of Ken Griffey Jr, out of 500 and graded PSA 10.

The 1999 Finest Team Finest parallels include Red, Red Refractor, Gold, and Gold Refractor. They were only distributed in jumbo packs. The Red parallels are numbered to 500, and Gold to 250. Offered here is a Gold parallel of Ken Griffey Jr, out of 250 and graded PSA 10.

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​In 1998, ahead of its 10 year anniversary, Upper Deck inserted ballots in its Series One issue for collectors to vote on their favorite players. This 30-card set features the fan favorites from 1989-1999. These inserts are strikingly similar to an insert from 1998 Upper Deck Series One, and come in three parallels. Double -numbered to 4000; Triple- numbered to 100; and Home Run is a 1 of 1. Pictured here is the Ken Griffey jr. Team Triple variation, numbered to 100 and graded BGS 9.

1999 UD Retro included the Distant Replay insert and a variation named Level 2, numbered out of 100. The Distant Replay Level 2 is a 100 card set and randomly inserted as a hobby product only. The Ken Griffey Jr. here is a Level 2, out of 100 and graded BGS 9.

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Each base card and "Star" parallel is available in various parallels from the base, one star, two star, three star, and four star parallels. Offered here is the Ken Griffey Jr. 2-Star parallel, numbered to 199. Graded PSA 10

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1998 SUPER BOWL XXXII (32)

Green Variation

Graded PSA 10

Terrell Davis MVP The Broncos win 31-24

From the game on January 25, 1998 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA

Original Seat Location Section 49 Row 04 Seat 06

Michael Jordan Only MLB Game - Original Ticketmaster Ticket Stub

Graded PSA 2

From the Exhibition Game played at Wrigley Field vs the Cubs on 4/7/1994 Chicago, IL.

Original Seat Location Section 5 Row 9 Seat 101

The White Sox and Cubs tie 4-4Michael Jordan hit a double to tie the score. This exhibition game was his only MLB appearance.

Please see all photos for ticket condition. This ticket stub has creasing

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1990 MLB ALL STAR GAME PSA 7 Original Full Ticket

From the game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 10, 1990 - Filled with tons of stars!

Lower Box Aisle 26 Row 1 Seat 101

1 997 NBA FINALS BULLS VS JAZZ GAME 3 SEASON TICKET STUB

MICHAEL JORDAN 26 POINTS SCOTTIE PIPPEN 27 POINTS KARL MALONE 37 POINTS

UTAH 104 BULLS 93

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1997 NBA FINALS BULLS VS JAZZ GAME 4 SEASON TICKET STUB MICHAEL JORDAN 22 POINTS SCOTTIE PIPPEN 16 POINTS KARL MALONE 23 POINTS

UTAH 78 BULLS 73

1998 MARK MCGWIRE

62ND HOME RUN

FULL SEASON TICKET PSA 9

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The 1998-99 SkyBox Thunder Noyz Boyz insert is a 15 card set found in 1998-99 SkyBox Thunder. Cards were inserted at a rate of 1:300. The Kobe Bryant here is graded BGS 9 with clean surface and centering.

This 20-card insert set features photos of the great dunkers of the 90s against a sky background. The cards are designed horizontally with rounded corners and a foil stamp. Pack odds are 1:36. The Jordan persented here is in a Gem Mint PSA 10.

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The Refractor set is /400 and is a parallel of the 1999 Bowman's Best base set. Cards have the refractor finish. This Sosa is graded PSA 10 and is a POP 5, with none graded higher

This 20-card set is Upper Deck's selection of the top five players in each of the NBA's four divisions. Each division is represented by a different unique logo. The set is collated as follows: Atlantic (1- 5), Central (6-10), Midwest (11-15), and Pacific (16-20). The Shaq here is from his status as a top player in the Atlantic Division. Graded BGS 9.5

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Rookie card of NBA sensation Allen Iverson. Iverson's image is set on a gold background and a silver stamp. Graded SGC 9.5

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