Football Card Sets (By Season)
1990 Football 6 Team Card Set
- Defense Wins Titles:Giants’ best D overcomes explosive Bills in Super Bowl
- Not a Regular Joe: MVP Montana leads 49ers to NFL best 14-2 record
- Shining Stars: Jerry Rice, Marcus Allen, Dan Marino and many more
The six teams carded in this set are Super Bowl champion New York Giants (13-3), AFC champion Buffalo (13-3), division winners San Francisco (14-2), Oakland (12-4) and Chicago (11-5), plus 12-4 Miami.
The Super Bowl featured the NFL’s best defense in the Giants, who yielded a mere 211 points in 16 regular-season games, then limited the Bears to three points and the mighty 49ers to 13. For the championship, the Giants had to confront 428-point Buffalo, the top-scoring team in the regular season that scored 95 points in two playoff games, including a 51-3 conquest of the previously sturdy Raiders for the AFC title.
With New York leading 20-19 in the final two minutes of the Super Bowl, Buffalo marched from its own 10 to the Giants’ 29 with 8 seconds left. Bills kicker Scott Norwood then missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt to seal New York’s second Super Bowl win in six seasons.
- Three-time Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana won his first season MVP award – without even being chosen the Offensive Player of the Year, or the league’s top passer – by leading San Francisco to the NFL’s best regular-season record, 14-2.
- 49ers WR Jerry Rice led the NFL with 100 receptions, 1,502 yards and 13 TD catches.
- Buffalo RB Thurman Thomas led the NFL with 1,829 yards from scrimmage, and was second to Barry Sanders with 1,297 yards rushing.
- Miami’s Dan Marino ranked right behind Montana with 3,533 yards passing.
- Oakland RB Marcus Allen scored 13 TDs, 12 rushing.
- The Giants’ Dave Meggett had a kickoff return and a punt return for TDs.
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