Thursday, August 25, 2011

1993 Fleer Series 1 Jumbo

I picked up a jumbo box of 1993 Fleer Series 1 at a recent card show and decided to dice it up as part of a free group break. This was the first year that Fleer went with a glossy coating on their cards. Here's a random pack from the box.

87 - Eric Hillman

217 - Derek Lilliquist (Lilliquist is the current bullpen coach for the Cardinals as well as acting pitching coach in Dave Duncan's absence.)

262 - Chili Davis

96 - Anthony Young (Young is checking to see if anyone noticed his 2-14 season.)

219 - Charles Nagy (Fleer tilted the card backs, a first for them. I do like the added touch of the second full color photo.)

85 - Daryl Boston

264 - Greg Gagne (More than anything in life, Gagne enjoys throwing down a good bunt.)

98 - Juan Bell

236 - George Brett

115 - Jose Lind

127 - Ray Lankford (Here's Lankford sporting some flip shades and some goofy straps.)

117 - Orlando Merced (Merced is apparently allergic to bats.)

300 - Walt Weiss

125 - Bernard Gilkey (Coming up in the Whiteyball era, it took awhile before Gilkey developed much power.)

302 - Willie Wilson

129 - Donovan Osborne

232 - Scott Livingstone

304 - Bret Boone (Boone drove in 147 runs in 2001, finishing 3rd in MVP voting while his own teammate took away the crown.)

234 - Mickey Tettleton

113 - Jeff King

355 - Ivan Rodriguez and Kirby Puckett Super Star Special (I always enjoy the Fleer Super Star Special cards, but I appreciated them more when they'd have a cheesy title on the front. This card is called "Power Packs".)

182 - Jody Reed

5 - Brian Hunter

40 - Tim Pugh

197 - Tim Salmon (Did anyone call him The Jammin' Salmon? No?)

357 - Roberto Alomar, Chuck Knoblauch and Carlos Baerga Super Star Special ("Infield Trifecta")

168 - Chris Hoiles

3 - Ron Gant

7 of 10 - Reggie Sanders Rookie Sensations (I seem to remember Rookie Sensations being a bigger deal in Fleer Basketball, at least in the early days. Sanders had a nice career playing for a lot of teams.)


Play at the Plate said...

Good golly, a play at the plate AND a Pudge! I may not get either of them, but I've busted worse packs of Lineage and Ginter this year.

Offy said...

1992 Fleer Baseball Jumbos were huge and may have been the first really big price tag inserts to take the hobby by storm. The jumbo packs were selling for $20 at one point with the Frank Thomas Rookie Sensation going for $100. If you found these in a retail store for the actual MSRP then it was like finding gold.