Action Packed

My Action Packed Collection (Updated December 22nd, 2021)

1990 Action Packed: “David Fulcher” #34

1996 Action Packed: “Carl Pickens” Ball Hog #1

1995 Action Packed Monday Night Football: “Greg Hill” #75

 When I first saw the Action-Packed cards back in 1990 I was in awe, (See the 1990 Action Packed David Fulcher #34 top left).  I really thought these cards were the wave of the future.  However, after I bought my first pack, (I want to make a note here that I never buy single packs to open anymore), I noticed that they didn't fit into the hard-plastic sleeves very well.  That was when they seemed to lose their luster.  The funny thing is that there are a lot of cards made today that do not fit into plastic sleeves very well. As a matter of fact, extra-thick cardholders are now more popular than ever.  

 When I first saw the Action Packed cards back in 1990 I was in awe, (See the 1990 Action Packed David Fulcher #34 top left).  I really thought these cards were the wave of the future.  However, after I bought my first pack, (I want to make a note here that I never buy single packs to open anymore), I noticed that they didn't fit into the hard-plastic sleeves very well.  It was then that they seemed to lose their luster.  The funny thing is that there are a lot of cards made today that do not fit into plastic sleeves very well. As a matter of fact, extra-thick cardholders are now more popular than ever.  

Action Packed also had two smaller sized sets released during the 90s.  The All-Madden Team and Monday Night Football sets. ( See the 1990 Action Packed All-Madden Team

“Pat Swilling / Ricky Jackson” #48 bottom left) and the (1995 Action Packed Monday Night Football “Greg Hill” #75 bottom left). I do remember the first time I saw the All-Madden Team cards back in the early 90s. This was while I was living in St. Louis and it was another of those sets that the only way I knew of its existence was that I saw it priced in Beckett. I never saw a single pack at any card shop in the St. Louis area.

I can’t answer the question of why the hobby never embraced Action Packed.  After an 8 year run, 1997 was the last year for Action Packed, (See the 1997 Action Packed “Robert Smith” #98 below). For whatever reason, it wasn’t due to card quality. The quality that the Pinnacle brands put into their Action Packed product was not inferior to the competition.

1992 Action Packed: “Rodney Culver” Rookie Update #29

1990 Action Packed All-Madden Team: “Swilling / Jackson” #48

1997 Action Packed: “Robert Smith” #98

I have complete sets:

 

Action Packed Series:

1) 1989 Action Packed Test Set

2) 1990  Action Packed Set

    A) Action Packed Update

3) 1991 Action Packed Set

    A) Action Packed Update

    B) Whizzer White Greats Set

4) 1992 Action Packed Set

    A) Action Packed Update

    B) Braille Insert

    C) Logo Cards Insert

5) 1993 Action Packed Set

    A) Moving Targets Insert

    B) Quarterback Club Insert

    C) Rushers Insert

6) 1994 Action Packed Set

    A) Catching Fire Insert

    B) Quarterback Club Insert

    C) Warp Speed Insert

    D) Fantasy Forecast Insert

    E) QB Challenge Insert

7) 1995 Action Packed Set

    A) Armed Forces Insert

8) 1996 Action Packed Set

    A) Ball Hog Insert

    B) Longest Yard Insert 

9) 1997 Action Packed Set

    A) 24K Gold Insert

    B) Crash Course Insert

 

Action Packed All-Madden Series:

1)    1990 Action Packed All-Madden Set

2)    1991 Action Packed All-Madden Set

3)    1992 Action Packed All-Madden Set

4)    1993 Action Packed All-Madden Set

5)    1994 Action Packed All-Madden Set

 

 

Action Packed Monday Night Football Series:

1)    1993 Action Packed Monday Night Football  Set - Do Not Have

1)    1994 Action Packed Monday Night Football Set

2)    1995 Action Packed Monday Night Football Set