Wednesday, October 8, 2008

1986 Fleer

You know it was an uneventful collecting experience when your only memory of a set is needing something like 12 cards to finish your set and opening a pack that had all 12 cards in it. That really did happen in the year that was 1986.

The cards themselves are ok. Nothing to shout about, just ok. Sadly, Fleer would never again come close to issuing a set this nice, and it ain't all that nice.

The 1986 Fleer Detroit Tigers:
221 Juan Berenguer
222 Dave Bergman
223 Tom Brookens
224 Darrell Evans
225 Barbaro Garbey
226 Kirk Gibson
227 John Grubb
228 Willie Hernandez
229 Larry Herndon
230 Chet Lemon
231 Aurelio Lopez
232 Jack Morris
233 Randy O'Neal
234 Lance Parrish
235 Dan Petry
236 Alex Sanchez
237 Bill Scherrer
238 Nelson Simmons
239 Frank Tanana
240 Walt Terrell
241 Alan Trammell
242 Lou Whitaker
243 Milt Wilcox
633 Super Star Special Alan Trammell
656 Team Checklist

I swear to god I don't remember Dave Engle being a Tiger. Really. This also looks to be his only appearance on a card as a Tiger. Oh well, I started college that fall. I'm sure there's a lot of stuff I don't remember from back then.

The 1986 Fleer Update Tigers:
17U Bill Campbell
21U Chuck Cary
27U Darnell Coles
28U Dave Collins
39U Dave Engle
64U Dave LaPoint

It says a lot about a year when the frigging stickers are the coolest thing in a Fleer set. Even more when the backs are cooler than the fronts. As far as I know Cobb was the only Tiger in the set. He's card #3 just in case you're interested.


Jon said...

1986 Fleer Baseball's Best
Here they come...44 card box sets by the dozen. This one's also known as "Sluggers vs. Pitchers"
10. Kirk Gibson
23. Jack Morris

Jon said...

1986 Fleer League Leaders
18. Willie Hernandez
31. Lance Parrish

Jon said...

1986 Fleer Limited Edition
19. Kirk Gibson
44. Lou Whitaker

Jon said...

1986 Fleer Star Stickers
36. Darrell Evans
45. Kirk Gibson
56. Willie Hernandez
79. Jack Morris
85. Lance Parrish
121. Alan Trammell
126. Lou Whitaker

Jon said...

1986 Fleer Mini
Same design as the base set, different photos, 1-13/16"x2-9/16", 120 cards in all.
47. Kirk Gibson
48. Jack Morris
49. Lance Parrish
50. Alan Trammell
51. Lou Whitaker