Wednesday, June 10, 2020

1991-1992 Fleer Update Basketball

1991-1992 Fleer Update Basketball: Another pack from the Amazon purchase.  I'm always drawn to this set but when I get it in hand it always disappoints.  Obviously the fact they took like 25% of the card for that border is a killer.   This card is a great example as I think seeing the rest of this photo would have been a big plus.  Still I'll take John Stockton any time I can get one.
The update packs featured both new cards as well as cards from the first series.  There are about 160 cards in the update for this set.  That Dale Davis is part of the update while Derek Harper and Ro' Blackman are not part of the update series.
Not really inserts but there are subsets like the Blue Edwards Slam Dunk card.  Coaches also get some love which is always needed.  The backs are pretty decent actually.  Little did rookie Mario Elie know he'd end his career with three rings - two with Houston and one with the Spurs.
Luc Longley also got himself three rings as part of the Chicago Bulls' final three championships.  Moses Malone in a Bucks uni just doesn't compute.  Fun pack no matter my misgivings about the design.  

BREAKDOWN:
35 – Total Cards
2 – Coaches
2 – Team Leader
1 – Slam Dunk



6 comments:

  1. Blue Edwards was my first favorite basketball player.

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  2. Blue was always a solid player and I remember him from his days with the Jazz.

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  3. This is one of my least favorite basketball designs of all-time. Never liked the wasted space along the left-hand side of the card. That being said... I hated the 1991 Fleer baseball design for years and now I like it, so maybe in a few years I'll be chasing down a complete 1991-92 Fleer basketball set.

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    1. I've flipped on sets as well. This one might take a while...

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  4. I've always liked this set, it was so different at the time, and is still pretty unique even now.

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    1. It is unique. And I so want to like it...

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