1998 was the year I went from being a casual fan to where NASCAR was the most important thing in my life. 1998's card highlight is Maxx 10th Anniversary- current photos on vintage card designs has always been cool to me, and that's what that whole series was. It was the first set I ever created a listing for.
Unfortunatly, it's also when the NASCAR card hobby started to decline. Upper Deck had the most different releases, followed by Press Pass, and that was pretty much it. Pinnacle released their final set early in the year and then they were gone.