by Mike Fruitman While I do not subscribe to everything Bon Jovi offers in terms of advice, it appears the California based folks at Upper Deck pay a bit more attention to the rockers from New Jersey. Just over a week ago 2011/12 Fleer Retro basketball landed at hobby stores with a bit of buzz behind it. Like all hoops offerings from UD, collectors were excited to once … [Read more...] about What’s Hot: Fleer Retro – Who Says You Can’t Go Home?
After years of hearing that the most visible athletes caught up in baseball’s steroid scandal had little value to collectors anymore, those who had Roger Clemens rookie cards in stock have seen their patience rewarded in the hours since Clemens was found not guilty of lying to Congress about the issue. Whether collectors and/or speculators were bargain hunting, celebrating … [Read more...] about Not Guilty Verdict Creates Mini Rush on Clemens Rookie Cards
It was a time when cardboard was cardboard. Card shops were everywhere. So were shows. Against such a backdrop came Fleer, looking for an edge in its competition with Topps, Donruss and Upper Deck. Game worn swatches had yet to make their way into packs, most of which were still well under a buck. So whatever innovations were made, came in the design of the cards … [Read more...] about Fleer’s Cosmic Pro Visions
Wading through the abyss of post-1990 football rookie cards can be difficult, but there may be some relative bargains out there. … [Read more...] about Ten Underpriced Football Rookie Cards
He's no longer playing, but is that any reason for the 1986-87 Fleer card to trade at its current level? … [Read more...] about Michael Jordan Rookie Cards Now a Bargain?
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 football. When the entire hoops card market … [Read more...] about 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Set More Than Just Jordan