Upper Deck is pretty rare in the countdown. This is the third- and final- set produced by Upper Deck in the countdown.
#9: 1996-97 Upper Deck
Why I like it: There are a couple of reasons- the design is a good one, with large, clear photos taking up most of the card, a bronze foil basketball textured design on the left, and a silver border and team logo as well. The other factor is that each card's photo is dated and captioned on card front. As I've noted, documenting history is big for me and this really does an excellent job of that.
Set size/Completion: 360, I have 343 of them, or 95.3% according to the Database.
They do have normal photography, too.
There were 12 inserts, but they aren't too spectacular. They do feature die cut on most of them, which is a nice bonus. This set also was the first UD set to include autographs- a 4 card insert set that is quite rare. (I've never seen one)
Rookie Exclusives '97 is my favorite of the inserts, the base cards are what it's all about here.
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