Friday, August 1, 2008

1985 Fleer Limited Edition

Ok, so this is not a set I picked up at the National. But this was the debut of what would become a Fleer trademark in the 1980's, the Limited Edition box set. And since I picked up a couple at the show, let me start at the beginning of it all.

Easily the most attractive design of all the box sets they would produce over a 6 year period from 1985-1989, this one is chock full of HOFers. 16 so far, not counting Andre Dawson, Jim Rice, and Pete Rose.

Each box came with 44 cards, and 6 stickers. The 1985 stickers were also the best Fleer ever produced. These sets could be found anywhere for $3 in 1985. The same holds true today.

It's as much fun for me to see who in the sets never panned out and would arguably be the worst player included. Ron Kittle narrowly edges out Tony Peña in this set.

There were two Tigers included.

21-Jack Morris
40-Alan Trammell

Great looking set indeed.

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