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Old 01-25-2021, 04:16 PM
sealmark sealmark is offline
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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.
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:45 AM
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I haven't heard of it. Or haven't heard of it under that name.

Some pics would help.
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:02 AM
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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.
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:08 AM
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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!

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Old 02-01-2021, 12:24 PM
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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.
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Old 02-03-2021, 12:15 PM
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Here's a pic...
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Old 02-10-2021, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by steve B View Post
Almost identical in look to the 1968 Atlantic Oil baseball set.
At ten all I thought about was card collecting. At twenty all I thought about was women. At thirty all I thought about was success. At forty all I thought about was money. Now all I think about is retirement...because all I want to think about is card collecting!
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