Flashback Product of the Week: 1994 Fleer Baseball

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Just because a product isn’t worth all that much doesn’t mean it isn’t good.  1994 Fleer Baseball is a perfect example.

Many consider 1994 Fleer Baseball to be one of Fleer’s best products.  The base set consists of 720 cards which was released all in one series.  When it comes to the base cards, the design is very simple.  Card backs have full stats, and a head shot of the player as well.  Nothing too fancy.

In addition to the massive base set, you’ve got a bunch of inserts to collect.  You’ll find an insert inside every pack, which at the time was something relatively new.  There are (12) different inserts to find, and none of them are that difficult to pull.

My favorite looking insert are the Pro-Visions.  Wayne Still was the artist behind these crazy looking fantasies.  There are (9) Pro-Visions in all, and every box should have (3).

Fleer made a (12) card insert set based around Tim Salmon too.  Those come (1) per box.  If you were really lucky you could’ve pulled one of the autographed versions.  Fleer got Tim Salmon to sign 2,000 of them.

The most difficult insert to pull was the All-Rookie Team redemption (1:200).  You could redeem this for a (9) card set featuring some of the best rookies from 1994.  None of these players appeared in the main base set.  The only notable player that amounted to anything is Carlos Delgado.  But even that isn’t a true rookie.

From a set collector’s perspective, this product has it all.  All the cards were released in one series, the design is simple, (1) insert per pack, and its not expensive at all.  This product does have it’s share of rookies, but none of them are worth talking about.  Fleer released an Update set later on that has an Alex Rodriguez rookie.  But that doesn’t mean much to collectors anymore.  Its still a nice looking card though.

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