Saturday, March 22, 2008

Always Be Collecting: 1989 Fleer

1989 Fleer

Base Set: 660 cards (one series)
  • All-Stars: 12 cards (wax and cello exclusive)
  • For the Record: 6 cards (rack exclusive)
  • Box Bottoms: 28 cards
  • World Series: 12 cards (factory set exclusive)
Packaging: 36 pack, 15-card waxboxes; 24 pack, 36-card cello packs; 24 pack, 42-card rack boxes; factory set; Glossy Tin factory sets
Notable Cards: Ken Griffey, Jr. RC, Randy Johnson "Marlboro" RC, and of course, Billy Ripken "Fuck Face" ERR.
Other Notes:
  • The most infamous card of our time: The Billy Ripken "Fuck Face" card (and it's many variations).
  • Randy Johnson "Marlboro" variation not discovered for ten years.
  • Approximately 30,000 Glossy Tin sets produced.
  • Final year for Glossy Tin sets.
Full Set (factory): $15 (NmMT)
Full Glossy Set: $100 (NmMT)

1989 Fleer Update

Base Set: 132 cards
Packaging: Hobby exclusive factory set
Notable Cards: Nolan Ryan 5000 Strikeout and Mike Schmidt retirement cards, Joey (Albert) Belle and Deion Sanders RCs
Other Notes:
  • No Glossy Tin set produced.
  • Lackluster rookie card selection.
Full Set (factory): $5 (NmMT)

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