1995-96 E-XL

1995-96 stands out in my collection as just over 15 years after first breaking open a box when the cards were first released by Skybox, I was able to purchase the final card, so I owned every card in the release. As someone who started out in the hobby as a set collector, owning a complete master set of a release was a long held ambition and due to either the very short numbered pint runs contained within interests / parallels and impossible task for current releases.

But then when checking over the set recently, I noticed I was actually missing one card! Thankfully it (77 - Gary Payton) is only a 50c base card and easy to find…but for the time being the 25 year chase goes on!

I have included here a selection of the cards in my collection, as opposed to taking photos of all 250 cards in the release.

Base

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10 - Michael Jordan

40 - Magic Johnson

49 - Kevin Garnett [RC]

Blue

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60 - Shaquille O'Neal

90 - Rasheed Wallace

83 - Karl Malone

Natural Born Thrillers

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1 - Michael Jordan

3 - Grant Hill

2 - Antonio McDyess

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4 - Clyde Drexler

6 - Anfernee Hardaway

5 - Kevin Garnett

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7 - Jerry Stackhouse

9 - Shawn Kemp

8 - Michael Finley

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10 - Damon Stoudamire

No Boundaries

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1 - Michael Jordan

3 - Hakeem Olajuwon

2 - Antonio McDyess