Sunday, March 25, 2018

1984 Fleer Glitter Glove

When Michael Jackson is everywhere in pop culture, but another card company owns the rights to make cards, what else is there to do but rip off the performer's trademark accessory? That's right, in 1984, Fleer released "Glitter Glove" stickers. I could not find a checklist (or much of any other info about this set), but according to the filler, there are "Over 66 Glittering Stickers!" So.. 67?

Before we get to the main reason why we're here, let's look at the "other" stick you get in the pack. It's a smaller "glitter" sticker than the main attraction and features text and an image, each die cut for removal and display (my scan does not do justice to the size differential):

And now, the main attraction:

The glove sticker is tightly die cut with a black border around it. Some of the other shapes on this sticker also peel off in die-cut fashion (in this case, the shooting star).

I have to hand it to Fleer. Whoever came up with idea was brilliant! Make money off the most recognizable fashion accessory of the day without stepping on copyright infringements. Beautiful!


SumoMenkoMan said...

Very cool! I have never heard of this set before.

Fuji said...

Interesting. I was in the 7th grade when these were around, so that probably why I never saw these. Gotta imagine these were a hit with 2nd and 3rd grade girls.