Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Penny For Your Thoughts: Is This What The Inside of Computers Look Like?

'99 Flair Showcase
Is this really what the inside of my computer looks like? Is there a little Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway running around on my computer motherboard? If so, he better just make sure he keeps everything tiptop in there. I need my Mac to last a very long time.

This Hardaway card is from the '99 Flair 15 card insert set. Although Beckett does not have the pack insertion rate listed, I do know these are fairly rare. They are serial numbered to 1,000.

The set itself is not overly coveted by collectors despite the impressive list of former stars like Pippen, Hill, O'neal and Jordan. It does have a book value of $150, but many of the cards can be had for well under their book values (click here). Of course, the $50 Jordan usually sells for above that value (click here), and can be the missing piece for many collectors putting this set together. As is the case with many of the 90's insert sets I'm putting together.

I've always liked this set and hope to put it together…whenever I finish a few of the other sets I'm currently collecting (click here).


  1. That's a cool looking card. Do you know if there is a Patrick Ewing in that set?

  2. Beckett only has 13 of the 15 listed. I know Ron Mercer is one of the other and for some reason I think Felipe Lopez (former St. John's and NYC star) is the 15th, but that might be wishful thinking on my part. I do not think Patrick Chewing is in the set. I wish he was. That would be a sweet card.

  3. I remember these inserts... could have sworn I had at least a couple of them in my tradelist. I'll have to go through some of my insert boxes to see if I kept any of these.

    At the time... I didn't really like them... a little too busy for my taste. But... now that they're over 10 years old... they're kind of growing on me.

  4. Interesting card. It's like Penny's in the Matrix.

  5. @Fuji, these are def cool. Hope I didn't just spark another collection for you.

    @dodgerbobble, I totally thought the same thing when I first saw it.