Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 100 -102 - Pinch Hit Fleer Packs

Oh wow, it is time to open up more packs again? It feels like I just opened packs yesterday! This is very difficult, I don't know how --David does it all year. All you ingrates get to the comments and thank him for doing this very difficult thing right now! Ok, you can go to the comments after I rip some packs. Let's mangle some oddball Fleer stuff. Fleer had a lot of oddball products in the early '00s, that might be one of the reasons they had no products in the late '00s. Here's some 2005 Fleer Patchworks.

Ichiro - Mariners - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Johan Santana - Twins - Northampton Therapists (Wahoo!!)
Mike Sweeney - Royals
JD Drew - Dodgers - Maddings (Wahoo!!)
Carl Crawford - Devil Rays - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)

Illinois Jafronius bookended the pack with two hits! Patchworks' gimmick is it had relic cards with patches on them. Usually at least - some of the 'patch' cards from the inaugural set had no patches. We got no relics here so no problem! As you can see Donruss had some competition in the 'out-there' baseball card design department, but these look kinda nice if you stare at them for a while.

Let's go from futuristic design to a retro product. 2004 Fleer Platinum.

Nomar Garciaparra - Red Sox - Thoughts and Sox (Wahoo!!)
Al Leiter - Mets
Pat Burrell - Phillies
Esteban Loaiza - White Sox
Derek Jeter Platinum Portraits - Yankees - Bo Rosnys (Wahoo!!)
Erubiel Durazo Unsung Hero - A's
Corey Patterson - Cubs - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)

Bo Rosny with the Mojo Jeetah! As you can see this set was loosely based on the 1984 Fleer design but took some liberties reinterpreting it for the modern age including color coding the border by team color. Lots of free agents here if you want to snag one.

That's 12 cards, we'll finish up the post with a pack of 2003 Fleer Focus Jersey Edition. Because everyone was jersey card crazy in the early 2000's.

David Eckstein - Angels
John Olerud - Mariners - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Joe Randa - Royals
Tim Salmon - Angels
Randy Johnson Team Colors Jersey - Diamondbacks - Alecs All-Stars (Wahoo!!)
Manny Ramirez - Red Sox - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Randy Wolf - Phillies
Pedro Martinez - Red Sox - Thoughts and Sox (Wahoo!!)

Wahoo!! A Jersey card in Jersey Edition! I hope Alec's All-Stars is the guy hassling me on twitter because he hasn't gotten any hits. I'm sorry you haven't gotten hits! You should have bribed persuaded me to maybe stack the deck a little in your favor last week! It's too late now! Back to this pack, we have base cards with very busy borders and a jersey card with way too much going on but there's a purple pinstripe so no one cares about design. Look how angry Randy looks on that card. Grrrrr!

There are too many hits! I can't keep up. Let's see if I can make it to tomorrow and open up some Upper Deck stuff.

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