Most were discarded in favor of what’s inside but that makes collecting vintage football wrappers a challenge.
With Fleer and Donruss waiting in the wings, 1980 Topps baseball was the last set of the monopoly era and featured Rickey Henderson’s sole rookie card.
The man who helped put Fleer on the baseball card map through his photos, both serious and zany, looks back on his career.
Mattingly and Strawberry were the new kids in town and it was a three-way battle for collectors’ quarters when 1984 Fleer Baseball packs arrived.
A relatively obscure basketball set might be worth another look. 1996-97 Sprite has a Kobe Bryant rookie and even an Australian version.
Mike Fruitman says Upper Deck has found a time machine with 2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball with prices on the rise thanks to Michael Jordan and co.
Nothing wrong with a little nostalgic fun heading into the weekend. Or is it the closest collectors will get to an acid trip?
Wading through the abyss of post-1990 football rookie cards can be difficult, but there may be some relative bargains out there.
He’s no longer playing, but is that any reason for the 1986-87 Fleer card to trade at its current level?
It wasn’t a splash. More like a ripple. When Fleer announced plans to produce a nationally distributed basketball card set in 1986, it didn’t create massive shock waves in the hobby. Basketball was alive thanks to Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and, of course, Jordan. But its cards were still playing third fiddle to baseball and […]