Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1993 Fleer Ultra Series 2

Here's another pack from a box in my free Fleer Group Break. I feel like everyone who collected in the early '90s went through an extended love affair with all things Ultra. So much gloss and so many inserts!

308 - Greg McMichael

387 - Walt Weiss (Rockies and Marlins are all over the Series 2 release. The problem with this is that almost every player on these teams was, at best, mediocre. And don't get me started about Nigel Wilson or David Nied, each team's #1 expansion picks. That's right... expansion teams get players no one else wants.)

342 - Willie Blair

555 - Lou Whitaker (Cool card backs, for the most part. I don't like the lack of full career stats, but you get two additional full color pictures of the players.)

8 of 20 - Larry Walker Ultra All-Star (This has to go down as one of the weirder insert set designs. I don't really even know what to say.)

521 - Torey Lovullo

573 - Carlos Maldonado

561 - Phil Hiatt

548 - Cecil Fielder (Cecil "slumped" his way to a .244 season with 35 HR and 124 RBI in 1992. I remember everyone being seriously disappointed in that season, but in retrospect his .783 OPS that season wasn't the worst thing in the world and served as an outlier in a big 7 year run that saw him eventually win a ring with the Yankees when all was said and done.)

532 - Ozzie Guillen (Speaking of OPS, Ozzie Guillen had a career OPS of .626, yet played for 16 seasons all the while appearing on 3 All-Star teams. His best offensive season saw him drive in 50 runs, hit .280 and turn in a .666 OPS. You could knock the bat out of his hands, literally.)

511 - Greg Harris

612 - Kevin Seitzer (I make fun of Kevin Seitzer on an almost regular basis when talking about baseball, but the truth is that he was an above average player who lasted for an above average 12 years in the majors.)

623 - Tino Martinez (Seattle probably should have hung on to this guy.)

638 - Matt Whiteside

1 comment:

Ryan H said...

I remember getting a whole box of this product for Christmas in '93. Man, I was walking in high cotton for a 10 year old.