Thursday, March 1, 2012

15 Guys on 5 Cards

Looking through my binder this morning I came across these cards, all produced by Fleer.  Let's see if I can find something smarmy to say about them...

No belt, belt, belt.  And teeth that only an orthodontist could love.  Actually, Bowa's teeth aren't that bad.

1981 Fleer
Triple Threat (card # 645)

Hat, no hat, hat.  I don't know if the photo or printing is fuzzy.  I guess they were all hanging out at the Little League park that day.
1982 Fleer
Big Red Machine (card # 630)

Another hat, no hat, hat card. I see that Pete ditched Foster and Concepcion for Perez and Morgan.  Glad to see that Fleer left lots of space on the back of the card for autographs.  What?  White space is good?  Okay.

1984 Fleer
Reds Reunited (card # 636)

Tall (6' 4"), shorter (5' 10"), tallest (6' 5").  This shot was probably taken at the 1985 All-Star game in Minneapolis.  Ah, the good old days when the National League won those games.

1986 Fleer
N.L. West Sluggers (card # 64)

Gloves, glove, gloves.  Terry Who?  Alternative thought... Juiced, not juiced, juiced.

1989 Fleer
Triple A's (card # 634)

I'm not sure if these trios were a designed feature of Fleer's set in the 1980s, but I kind of like them.


  1. I've always liked that "Big Red Machine" one. One of my favorite cards from Fleer's first few sets, without a doubt.

    The others are neat too. I'll have to keep an eye out for that "Reds Reunited" one in the future.

  2. Great stuff. Can I play? For the first one, "Perm,Dry Look,Perm". The second one, either "We're all high!" or "Touch my stick, Dan." I like seeing Garvey as as a midget (little person). Sorry Dodgers and Padres fans. I never liked that guy. 1984.

  3. Terry who? You're going to say that about the 1988 All Star Game MVP?!?!?! More like Jose and Mark who?

    And neither the photo or the printing on that Reds card is fuzzy. That's how those guys looked in real life.