There are also certain things that I associate with various card sets- one of the strangest being grocery stores. When I think of 1992 Stadium Club baseball, I think of a Circle K in a small rural town about 17 miles southwest of my town; an independent grocer about 17 miles northwest of me is where I bought a lot of 92 Ultra baseball. And then there is 1991 Pro Set Platinum football.
There was a small neighborhood market just a few hundred feet from where I grew up. It was a place where I spent many an hour during the early 80s, feeding quarters into the Donkey Kong machine; it was the place where my mother would send me- note in hand- to buy a pack of smokes for her (yes, you could actually get away with it at the time). Unfortunately, the place burned down around 1998 and the owner never rebuilt (Walmart came to town around that time...thanks, Wally World). But before the fire destroyed what was one of those few remaining childhood hangouts, I was able to find a football product that I had had troubles finding elsewhere. This was actually quite a few years before the store burned down, and the product was 1991 Pro Set Platinum football. While products like Upper Deck and Leaf introduced 'premium' into collectors' vocabulary, Topps and Pro Set introduced us to 'Super Premium' with Stadium Club and Platinum, respectively.
We all know the success that Stadium Club would enjoy over the next decade+ (and the renewed success it's enjoying among collectors today), but Platinum didn't live a very long life. After one year, Pro Set replaced it with a product called Power for the 1992 and 1993 season before folding in 1994 after filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Despite its short-lived success, the memory of Pro Set (and other manufacturers and sets) live on, both in our binders and in our memory banks.
Getting back to song association... I only discovered the music of the Marcus King Band about three months ago. I was able to see them live about a month later and I've got to say, they were one of the best live acts I've had the pleasure of seeing. Really tight. If you enjoy your rock with some blues and jazz influence (in the vein of the Allman Brothers and the Black Crowes) then you will like these guys. And an fyi, I read an interview where Marcus (the 21 year-old singer/guitarist) stated that this song was inspired by the Dexter series.