I was a huge fan of Fleer when they decided to go with a matte feel on their cards in 1996 and 1997. So much a fan that I searched for a box of each year to feature in one my Affordable Group Breaks. Today I bring you one pack from 1997 Fleer.
#251 Steve Avery | #172 Ramiro Mendoza | #354 Billy Wagner
I like the little 1996 World Series stamp on the Avery & Mendoza cards.
#204 Joey Cora | #250 Mike Timlin | #163 Mariano Duncan
Does anyone still collecting bunting cards?
#494 Chipper Jones (Checklist)
Oh come on, do you really think Chipper was going to share his space with 2 other players?
#430 Jeff King | #140 Bob Wickman | #271 Mark Wohlers
The backs aren't flashy, but then again neither are the fronts. I like that. Plain and simple. Other companies could take note...wait a minute...there are no "other companies" anymore. Topps, are you reading this? We want plain and simple cards again!