Nothing is quite as fun for a collector as opening a real vintage pack. I'd say '83 Fleer qualifies. I got this for $2.99 delivered on eBay. Could there be a Boggs, Gwynn or Ryno lurking inside? Only one way to find out...
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The pack is like crazy glued. I don't know if that's good or bad.
California Angels team logo sticker.
This was back when they were simply the California Angels. Not the ridiculous Los Angeles convoluted Angels of Anaheim sponsored by Pep Boys.
184 - Rich Gedman
Love the glasses.
130 - Bruce Benedict
Benedict has a look on his face like oh god not another crappy 80's Braves pitcher. I'm surprised, after all Atlanta did win the NL West in '82.
169 - Ron Reed
This is perhaps one of the coolest cards I've ever seen. For whatever reason, Reed is shown holding his Rolaids relief man award plaque. I don't want to know why he had it handy.
396 - Andre Robertson
387 - Lee Mazzilli
70 - Cal Ripken, Jr.
Are you serious!? A second year Cal!!??
'83 FLEER VINTAGE WAX CAL-MOJO!
This books for six bucks in Tuff Stuff. Well, five cards in and the pack has already paid for itself. Ten cards left to go too!
442 - Willie Upshaw
321 - Manny Sarmiento
98 - Ed Ott
The back of his card says "Has shortest name in majors." That might also be the shortest Did you Know? in Fleer history.
617 - Randy Johnson
Not the Big Unit.
268 - Milt May
579 - Bill Stein
540 - Carlos Diaz
His Did You Know? has nothing to do with this bummy Mets pitcher. They talk about some random hits record Robin Yount and Paul Molitor set in game one of the '82 World Series. It's pretty sad when Fleer can think of NOTHING to say about you.
109 - Bill Castro
126 - John Wathan
With a nice wax stain and bits of the wrapper on the back.
Opening really old packs like this is always fun and pulling a Cal made it that much sweeter.