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darkhorse9 07-28-2017 02:24 PM

The Struggle Is Real - 1991 Fleer
 
Don't judge, but for grins and giggles I picked up three boxes of 1991 Fleer wax. Ugly cards with no redeeming social value, but I thought it might be fun to put a set together the old fashioned way. At $5 a box I over paid a bit, but, hey.

So after three boxes I still come up THREE CARDS SHORT!.

682 Mike Bell
333 Darnell Coles
4 Todd Burns

That's really no a collation problem. It's just dumb luck. I certainly don't see buying another box just for those three, and no one I know of stocks commons from junk era sets.

By chance anyone have these classic gems lying around to spare?

ALR-bishop 07-28-2017 03:03 PM

Hey Mark-- in addition to doing a Topps and Bowman run, also did a Fleer run, 1923 and then 1959 to 2007. For 1991 still looking for the variations to cards 105/125/327/610/662/666. All involve backs but are true variations

Peter_Spaeth 07-28-2017 05:49 PM

Reminds me of WAY back in the day, pre internet, I was for some unknown reason trying to put together a set of 1992 Score and no matter how many boxes and packs I opened I could not for the life of my find a Bob Zupcic to finish the set. None of the card shops had one either; being in Boston whatever they had sold quickly.

58pinson 07-28-2017 08:16 PM

Being one of many, I guess, who got back into the hobby in the late '80's and enjoyed the heck out of it I shook my head when I read your post and mumbled to myself "ah the yellow cards".

Have 413 of them hanging around, and one copy each of the three you came up short on. Centering is not the best (pretty common in those days), but other than that they're in great shape.

PM me an address to send them to and I'll get them off to you tomorrow, unless this coastal storm makes it not fit for man nor beast outside - then it would have to be Monday.

ALR-bishop 07-28-2017 10:23 PM

Nice gesture Mr Pinson

mrmopar 07-29-2017 03:19 PM

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Not the worst set ever by far, not even Fleer's worst offering in my opinion. I actually like the yellow border and it has some really nice action shots. I especially like to get nice cards with signatures as well.

I was looking at some signed cards on eBay last night and I have decided that 1988 Topps is absolutely the worst set ever created, at least prior to the UV era (95 Fleer may be THE WORST looking card ever made). There may be a handful of decent individual cards in the set, but a bad crop of rookies and lots of previously popular stars that had retired by then...it's just bad.

clydepepper 07-29-2017 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by darkhorse9 (Post 1684932)
Don't judge, but for grins and giggles I picked up three boxes of 1991 Fleer wax. Ugly cards with no redeeming social value, but I thought it might be fun to put a set together the old fashioned way. At $5 a box I over paid a bit, but, hey.

So after three boxes I still come up THREE CARDS SHORT!.

682 Mike Bell
333 Darnell Coles
4 Todd Burns

That's really no a collation problem. It's just dumb luck. I certainly don't see buying another box just for those three, and no one I know of stocks commons from junk era sets.

By chance anyone have these classic gems lying around to spare?



In 1992, I discovered that you could get the complete set when purchasing an Ultra box....then, I got another box...same thing.

It was a little too automatic for me...I would almost want to be in your place...needing just a few, very frustrating cards. The chase was over before it started.

But maybe that's just me.

darkhorse9 08-01-2017 03:54 PM

And, thanks to the kindness of 58Pinson, I am now the proud owner of a COMPLETE set of 1991 Fleer cards.

Check that one off the bucket list!
I love the members on this board.

jacksoncoupage 08-02-2017 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by darkhorse9 (Post 1686081)
And, thanks to the kindness of 58Pinson, I am now the proud owner of a COMPLETE set of 1991 Fleer cards.

Check that one off the bucket list!
I love the members on this board.

Now you need to put together the variation set. If you break jumbo-cello boxes (hot pink, I believe), they come from a different printer and feature minor-to-major variations of every card in the wax/rack/factory issue.

Rich Klein 08-03-2017 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by ALR-bishop (Post 1684938)
Hey Mark-- in addition to doing a Topps and Bowman run, also did a Fleer run, 1923 and then 1959 to 2007. For 1991 still looking for the variations to cards 105/125/327/610/662/666. All involve backs but are true variations

Al: There is also a variation on the Rick Aguilera 602 card

Most of what we had in COMC had 5 lines in text, I saw one, which has been sold, with 4 lines of text on the back. So you can add that one unless you already have that one


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