Thursday, February 24, 2011

Card Profile: Extra Bases/NBA Jam Session - remember these?

Last night, I was looking through a small box of NBA cards I have to see if any would work half-decently for some TTM requests. I have thousands of basketball cards at my childhood home a few hours away and only a small stack at my current place. Anyways, I came across a few cards from 1993-94 Fleer NBA Jam Session. Remember these? The super tall cards?

The Webber stuck out to me because of the Photoshop job. At first, I thought the photo was from the NBA Summer League because it was the same colors that the Warriors would have worn. Except, why wouldn't the logos be there? Upon closer inspection, look at the fans in the background decked our in Michigan gear. Definitely a college game. I know I used to have the Shawn Bradley and Penny Hardaway rookies from the same set, so it would definitely be funny to see the Photoshop job on those.

I'm sure a lot of collectors had no use for these Jam Session cards, or their baseball counterpart, 1994 Fleer Extra Bases. However, I kind of liked them. The Jam Sessions came out in my first year of real card collecting and I got a few packs in my Christmas stocking, so I always sort of liked them. That Webber was going for like $8 when it came out too, partly because it one was one of his first rookie cards since Series 2's weren't out yet.

Obviously, these cards are a pain in the butt to store. They don't fit in average sized pages or top loaders without sticking out and looking goofy. But overall, I like them. Probably just for more sentimental reasons than anything else. On another note, the 1994 Tino Martinez Extra Bases #170 has always eluded me. If you have it, I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands.


  1. I have a few Jamal Mashburns from NBAJam Session as well as one Rockie from Extra Bases. There is another set from either 2000 or 2001 that is about the same size, High Topps. Which is about the best name for a basketball set ever.

    Do they make pages for cards this size? Maybe a 6 count page. I have a spare box that my oversizes are in now but I would love to be able to get them in the appropriate binder.

  2. I've never seen any good storage for them. I used to keep a few of my good ones in an over-sized top loader (I think it was meant for tickets).

    High Topps is an awesome name!

  3. I have a bunch of the baseball version of these. Ugh! How horrible to store them. I think they fit in a 6-card sheet if you go that route. I have all my cards from this set in an appropriately-sized cardboard box. What a pain!

  4. I think Webber is about to call for a time-out. I have a few Rangers from that Extra Bases set. Right now they are just sitting on top of the cards in a full 800 count box.