Such a package was sent to me by Spankee of My Cardboard Mistress, which was high on the reward-to-quantity ratio. The card you see at the top of the post is one of the two SP cards that were (I think?) randomly inserted in packs of 1993 Upper Deck. I wouldn't know, personally, because I never pulled or even saw either of them. I still need the other one, but the main set is totally done.
This Ray Lankford 1999 Bowman's Best refractor kind of reminds me of the boxes that clothing from Nordstrom's used to come in back in the '70s and early '80s. Mirrored silver alternating with yellow... niiiiice.
Here's a Timeless Moments Chris Carpenter insert card, with a strange 'P' where the jersey swatch would be if it were such a thing. I must have looked at this card seven times before I realized it was numbered. Cards should never be serial numbered on the front. For that matter, nothing should.
Case in point: Upper Deck was very interested in gold stamping Troy Glaus's crotch, apparently. This is why Upper Deck no longer exists, for all intents and purposes. Okay, maybe not, but it's one of their many dopey decisions.
Thanks again to Spankee, who will get something from me soon. I promise. No, seriously, I promise, and not in the "I want to spend my entire career here" kind of way, either.