Nothing adds some excitement to two football games where your team isn't playing than an old school box break. I snagged a box of 1996 Select football a few months back at a garage sale. For $10, it was worth the trip down memory lane.
It was a pretty solid year for collecting - rookies of Eddie George, Marvin Harrison, Keshawn Johnson. Of course I don't think any of those guys have held up their collector base, but that's just the nature of the beast in collecting these days.
The box didn't have too much pizazz - I think the set only has 3 inserts, only one of which is supposed to fall in each box.
The box was a lot of fun to open. And even without any true "hits" I was still eagerly pulling back each card to see what the next revealed. And fortunately all the cards came out in excellent condition
Overall, the break was certainly worth the $10. I'm not sure if I completed a full set - I know there were quite a few doubles. And some of the cards will undoubtedly end up headed out in the mail as TTM requests.
Now let's just hope the games turn out as well as the box did.