Random Card of the Day

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Year: 1989

Set: Fleer (Rate)

Card: #647 Randy Kramer / Miguel Garcia

“ Lots of memories of my early card collecting days go along with '89 Fleer. Good times! ” -olerud363

“ I got this complete set for Christmas in '89. Great memory of a not-so-great set. Probably my least favorite Fleer design from this era, but overall it still holds a place in my heart. The dual prospect cards are always fun to look back on. ” -mkaz80

“ As dull as grey is, I believe Fleer used the color well as pin stripes. The angles used on the banners add to its attractiveness. ” -Sportzcommish

“ This not one of the prettiest sets out there , but it is one of my favorites. ” -uncaian

“ Just good old classic Fleer. ” -carthage44

“ OK this is the type of "prospect" card I don't mind. The team "rookie card" pairs, maybe up to 3 players. Hey it's KRAMER! Oops wrong Kramer. ” -captkirk42

“ I love these old Fleer dual rookies. This would definitely go in my binder, if it isn't already there. ” -switzr1

“ Combined career WAR of -1.4. (-.5 for Kramer and -.9 for Garcia) ” -royals

“ I did not like this "ruled index card" type design from Fleer. ” -kents_stuff

“ When this set came out I loved it. As time has gone by, I still like it, although everything about makes me think I shouldn't. There is something just really nice about those crazy gray borders with the pin stripes. ” -muskie027

“ dual player cards screw of my organizing! ” -Thunderfoot

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 3:07 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

As un-appealing as the '89 Fleer set is/was visually, it's also a very iconic set. When you see one, you KNOW it is 1989 Fleer. They topped that 2 years later with the ugly, yellow 1991 set. They may not have been pretty, but the Fleer designs stick with you for life! I loved their insert sets though, and still do. Even the stickers from the beginning of Fleers run in the 1980's still are pleasing. Ultra is still (to me) the best thing they ever made, but they got there by standing out from the crowd in the 80's. Without those beginning designs, they never would have been able to make Ultra, or Platinum, Tradition, Showcase, etc.. They are the top card company from the 80's/90's that I wish had survived through the mid-2000's crunch.


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:39 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

This was the year I graduated from college. I had returned a couple of years ago, but had been out for five years. and lived in married housing with a wife and two kids. One of my classmates also turned out to be a collector and  this was the set that we bonded over. Didn’t have a lot of money so it was nice to be able to do some trades and discuss our search for Billy Ripken cards.


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:53 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

 I like it better than the 1988 Donruss Mario Brothers pipes border.            "“ I did not like this "ruled index card" type design from Fleer. ” -kents_stuff


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 8:22 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

While I prefer the asthetics of the 88 set, chasing Griffey and Ripken cards made this set awesome.  Especially as a kid who could only afford the .50c packs and not the $1 UD set.  

Nice thing about being a grown-up...I just went out and bought Ripken FF and the 89 UD set I couldn't get as a kid!

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