Friday, December 11, 2009

1996 Fleer

I'm tired of looking at that picture of the homecoming queen at the top of my blog. Time to do something else, even if it's half-assed.

I really dug the '96 Fleer, even if they don't look all that great. The matte finish was a great idea. But the design couldn't have been any worse than it was. I mean, I'm a minimalist and all when it comes to cards, but good grief. This may have been the plainest set in baseball card history. These make '61 Topps look like '90 Topps. (Ok, they don't, but you get the picture.....)

I never realized how much Clint Sodowsky looks like Michael Biehn. From The Abyss. Yeah, that's right....right about the time his starts wigging out.

The 1996 Fleer Detroit Tigers:
105 Danny Bautista
106 Joe Boever
107 Chad Curtis
108 John Doherty
109 Cecil Fielder
110 John Flaherty
111 Travis Fryman
112 Chris Gomez
113 Bob Higginson
114 Mark Lewis
115 Jose Lima
116 Felipe Lira
117 Brian Maxcy
118 C.J. Nitkowski
119 Phil Plantier
120 Clint Sodowsky
121 Alan Trammell
122 Lou Whitaker

There was a parallel set printed on glossy stock that was the same as the regular set.

There was also an update set:
U33 Kimera Bartee
U34 Mark Lewis
U35 Melvin Nieves
U36 Mark Parent
U37 Eddie Williams
U219 Cecil Fielder ENCORE

I have a couple of inserts, I don't know for sure if that's all there were.

3 Tony Clark

Team Leader
6 Travis Fryman

The number of former and future Padres on that roster is staggering, and it would only get worse.....

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