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sealmark 01-25-2021 04:16 PM

bP Set
Hi Football guys. I do not understand why there is no interest in the CA only issue of BP set These are head shots - no helmets - all of the stars of the day. do you collect only Topps, Philly and so forth ? I have a bunch of them too.

steve B 01-27-2021 10:45 AM

I haven't heard of it. Or haven't heard of it under that name.

Some pics would help.

laughlinfan 01-30-2021 07:02 AM

I believe sealmark is referring to the 1990 British Petroleum set, issued as part of a contest. Guessing they didn't have the licensing to use the NFL team logos, so all cards show headshots with no helmets. Looks like about 15 of the 40 were HOFers.

jefferyepayne 01-31-2021 06:08 AM

I believe you are correct. This oddball set was created by BP and used as part of a content. They were given out at BP gas stations and you had to find two cards that went together in order to win a prize. There are two backs for each of the base set of 36 cards ... one with contest rules on it and one with an advertisement for the game. There were 5 additional cards that were the matches for the others and resulted in prizes:

Andre Tippett: $5 prize - 990 cards issued, Freeman McNeil: $10 prize - 325 cards issued, Clay Matthews: $100 prize - 18 cards issued, Tim Harris: $1,000 prize - three cards issued, and Deion Sanders $10,000 prize - one card issued.

Because the base cards were given out like candy at BP stations, they aren't worth much but are nice to look at!


steve B 02-01-2021 12:24 PM

Almost identical in look to the 1968 Atlantic Oil baseball set.

I'm east coast, so if it was west coast only I'm not too surprised I missed it.

andypcl 02-03-2021 12:15 PM

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Exhibitman 02-10-2021 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by steve B (Post 2062999)
Almost identical in look to the 1968 Atlantic Oil baseball set.

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