Sunday, August 20, 2017

USFL (addendum)

I do actually have a few of the first USFL set, just because they were cheap and maybe I'll find another bulk lot somewhere and build the set by hand.

Figured I should show what they look like too, for those that haven't seen them...


Great looking fronts with big helmet graphic and large team font.  The team names are always red.  Love the red, white and blue frame with the league logo.  Was wondering about the "Premier" spelling, but apparently the "no e" version is the adjective, and the other is the noun or the verb.  Here endeth the grammar lesson.

The backs are shockingly purple, but it isn't bad.  Nice and readable, especially compared to the last few Topps sets.  Part of why I haven't built a flagship football set since 2012 is that I can't see the print on the damn things.  Clever title for the trivia facts at the bottom. Evans wasn't horrible for the other Chicago gridiron team either.

One of these days, I'll have them all!

2 comments:

night owl said...

Like these a lot better than the '85s. Nicer fronts and those backs are the very definition of the mid-1980s. Love it.

Fuji said...

I agree with night owl... the 1984 USFL design trumps the 1985 design. It's been awhile since I've seen Evans... but I remember him back when he played for the Raiders in the 80's.