Wednesday, April 02, 2014

1994-95 Fleer Series 2 Basketball

Here's the sequel to a pack I posted about a month ago. This one is three cards shorter and was half the price. There's a pretty good reason for that, I guess. One of the problems with stretching out a set into multiple series is the tendency to make a card for all of the good players the first time around. And now we're left with the leftovers.

261 - Larry Krystkowiak - His last name is so long that it's only partially covered by the weird metallic splash.

356 - Mark Bryant - A Blazer! At least there's something salvageable here. Bryant did most of the grunt work that other players might neglect.

278 - Bill Curley - As you can see, the design is exactly the same. Score one for consistency.

272 - Dale Ellis - He hoisted a lot of threes in his day, but it was probably nothing by today's standards.

257 - Corie Blount

242 - Tyrone Corbin - Corbin is currently the coach of the Jazz who, even in full rebuild mode, no one is currently excited about.

310 - Ledell Eackles

264 - Michael Cage - Awful and apparently short-lived unis.

366 - Sean Elliott - In the Series 1 pack, I pulled a weird Sean Elliott Pistons card, so it's comforting to see him back in Spurs black.

 390 - Checklist - This is documented proof of Series 2's crappiness.

365 - Henry Turner - I don't know... some guy? According to his stats, he hadn't played in the NBA in 5 years when this happened.

355 - Wayman Tisdale - Tisdale had a second career as a successful jazz musician after his playing days were over. He died way too young.

6 - Dikembe Mutombo Tower of Power - This is... noisy!

331 - Rex Walters

304 - Randy Woods

381 - Juwan Howard - Rookie Card alert!

338 - Geert Hammink - I can honestly say that I would have lost the bet on whether or not "Geert Hammink" was a thing that exists.

328 - Sleepy Floyd - Sleepy Floyd seemed to me like a product of the '80s, like other colorfully-named players World B. Free and Otis Birdsong. I am shocked to see that he was still playing in the mid-90s.

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