#5-1996 Rashaan Salaam (FP)
At first you would think you could cut me some slack because this is his rookie piece and he had a terrific rookie season (1,000 yards rushing, 10 TD's), but I remember buying this 2 YEARS after its release at an Albertsons in San Antonio. Why??? NO CLUE, cause I'd never seen it? Salaam was basically done by this point and was irrelevant in the NFL yet I plunked the 7 bucks (or 8, don't remember the retail price at Albertsons) and hung it on my wall "proudly" (At least I didn't pay full price for his Heisman piece, though it does have the cool mini Heisman replica trophy).
#4 1998 Raymont Harris (FP)
I Spent 7 bucks on a Raymont Harris toy...yes I did. Again, I'm not gonna pretend that I knew he had a 1,000 yard rushing season the previous year for the you guess it BEARS...for some reason I convinced myself that this was a short print and boom into the collection it was. I believe I was a little off on that assumption. At least I was able to use this situation as a fantasy football team name last season (I named my team RuggedRaymontHarris). To this day my friend brings up the fact that I had this hanging in my wall.
#3 1999 Football Ryan Leaf
OK, everyone knows the Leaf Story and yes in 1998 it was entirely conceivable to buy anything Leaf, even his 98 rookie SLU. But the writing was already on the wall and still went ahead and bought his 2ND PIECE...that's right a figure that's even worse than a Ryan Leaf Rookie Piece...I guess I still believed.
#2-1998 Football Adrian Murrell
I like the Jets uniforms....seriously that was my reasoning here. Murrell was in the right place at the right time. A mediocre running back who had one decent season (which is all you need to be immortalized in toy form) and ironically finished his career with my Dallas Cowboys. I love those Jets Unis and Murrell was the one guy I could find at the store. Worst reasoning everrrrrr to buy a SLU.
#1-1998 Bobby Hoying
There are soooooooooooo many reasons this is #1. First of all did the 98 series kick my ass or what??? 3 out of the 5 are from this series. Hoying was HORRIBLE. He threw 11 TD passes in 97 and that was IT....period. Never threw another TD pass in his career. When I bought this I NEVER EVEN REALLY HEARD OF HIM. On top of that HE PLAYS FOR THE EAGLES!!! OUR HATED RIVAL!! I bought a shitty ass Eagle for full price to hang up in my room. I don't even have a reason, bad or not, as to why I did this. Why did Hasbro come out with a BOBBY HOYING SLU? Cause they knew one sick-o would buy it.....pleasure to meet you.