Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Dirty Dozen: 1999 Fleer Tradition

Two straight packs without an Olerud. Should I press my luck and make it three-in-a-row?

Today's pack is 1999 Fleer Tradition Hobby. Ten cards, all UV-coated and dripping in gold foil, for only a buck. '99 FleerTrad has a 600-card base set and each ten-card pack has a Vintage '61 insert. Like the Vintage '63 inserts in '98FleerTrad, these are a pseudo-parallel of the first fifty base set cards, but done in the style of the 1961 Fleer Baseball Greats set.

In addition there are some other cool inserts including a ten-card, 1:96, "Diamond Magic." These cards had a kaleidoscopic wheel embedded into the card. You know that optical illusion disc you bought at the gift shop on your eighth grade field trip to the Smithsonian? It's like that.

I give you a sec for your rods-n-cones to recover.


Aaron Ledsma
Tim Salmon
Adrian Brown
Bob Wickman
Jason Kendall
Mark Brownson
Andruw Jones
A-Rod (Checklist)

Vintage '61 (1:1) Andres Galarraga
Stan Musial Monumental Moments (1:36) "The 1948 Season"

1 comment:

William said...

I remember back in 1999 I pulled a J.D. Drew checklist from this set and it was worth $5. No lie.