Thursday, March 20, 2008

Always Be Collecting: 1983 Fleer

1983 Fleer

Base Set: 660 cards (one series)
Packaging: 38 pack, 15-card waxboxes; 24 pack, 28-card cello boxes; 24 pack "triple cello" rack boxes; 500-card vending boxes
Notable Cards: Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn and Ryne Sandberg RCs
Other Notes:
  • After the disaster of 1982, Fleer got their shit together for '83.
  • An increase in quality control, and a classic beige design.
  • Debut of the "Super Star Specials" subset.
  • Return of the 38-pack waxbox.
  • Debut of rack packs.
  • "Holy Trinity" of '83 rookies: Boggs, Sandberg and Gwynn.
Full Set: $60 (NmMT)


Anonymous said...

Man, this is my least favorite Fleer design of the 1980's. I can't stand the border color. Although I do love the Superstar Specials.

Bay Rat North West said...

How big were fun bags on the photographer for Davey to be caught in the headlights like that?

Anonymous said...

This set reminds me of '68 Topps. I remember buying a cello box of this and getting a complete set out of it. Fleer definitely had the best collation of the Big 3. If you bought a wax box you were pretty much guaranteed no doubles and a good start to a set.

Drab looking but one of my favorites growing up due to the rookies....