Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cards from my brother

A few weeks ago I got to see my brother for a few hours. He lives in the Cincy area.  We probably don't see each other as often as we should, especially since we live just about four hours apart.

He found some bright yellow cards at a flea market or yard sale or something.  He bought them for me.  Yep, Bags of 1991 Fleer.  You know, the yellow ones.  I thanked him, let him know that these are probably not worth what he paid for them, even if it was a few bucks and thanked him again.  I brought them home and set them aside, not opening them.

Today a new blogger wanted to get in on the Got it. Got it. Need it. hoopla.  Josh D. from Royals and Randoms sent his top five wants.  They've been posted.  I started looking through his wantlist.  Hmmm.  I was able to fill a few of his wants from the 1991 Fleer bonanza I had been blessed with.

As I sorted them out a few cards looked not quite right.  Well, this set looks not quite right.  But these were from a different card stock.  Blank backs.  Ah, Box Panels.

In 1991 Fleer celebrated the No-Hitters of the 1990 season.

1991 Fleer Box Panels
Nolan Ryan (card # 3)

1991 Fleer Box Panels
Dave Stewart (card # 4)

1991 Fleer Box Panels
Dave Stieb (card # 9)

I'm a completest.  Here's a back.  I'm not so much of a completest that I have to scan each back individually and show them to you.  Trust me.  They all pretty much look the same.

1991 Fleer Box Panels

They also added a few team logos.

Here's the checklist via Zistle.

Thanks, Steve, for the cards.  I'm sure that they'll end up at Children's Hospital.


  1. kids will love those bright colours.

  2. The set everyone loves to hate. Nice of your brother, though. We never turn down cards.

  3. Thanks for the shout-out! Who doesn't love neon colors? :-)

    If there's anything you are looking for in return, let me know.

  4. Glad to do it. I knew it was a gamble, but at around a penny a card, it was worth it.

    And yes, the colors were part of what caught my eye. It wasn't just the poundage.

  5. Thanks for the info on the Ryan box bottom Mark.