Saturday, March 22, 2008

Always Be Collecting: 1990 Fleer

1990 Fleer

Base Set: 660 cards (one series)
  • All-Stars: 12 cards (wax and cello exclusive)
  • Soaring Stars: 12 cards (jumbo exclusive)
  • League Leaders: 6 cards (rack exclusive)
  • Box Bottoms: 28 cards
  • World Series: 12 cards (factory set exclusive)
Packaging: 36 pack, 15-card waxboxes; 24 pack, 33-card cello packs; 24 pack, 45-card rack boxes; 24 pack, 43-card jumbo boxes; factory sets
Notable cards: Sammy Sosa, Larry Walker, Juan Gonzalez and David Justice RCs, Decade Greats subset errors.
Other Notes:
  • One of the most (if not the most) overproduced baseball card sets ever.
  • Design recycled for the 2004 Fleer Tradition set.
  • First year for separate Hobby/retail factory sets.
  • Last year for cellophane-wrapped "cello" packs.
  • Debut of poly-wrapped "jumbo" packs.
  • Rare bilingual version sold in Canada.
Full Set (factory): $15 (NmMT)

1990 Fleer Update

Base Set: 132 cards
Packaging: Hobby exclusive factory set
Notable Cards: Frank Thomas and John Olerud RCs
Other Notes:
  • Unopened factory sets make a fine paperweight or door stop.

Full Set (factory): $4 (NmMT)

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