Set: Flagship Baseball
Card Type: Base
Card Number: 51
Back to simpler times. Fans were still getting use to having choices again. I was never a fan of Fleer. Aside from their 1981 set the 80's were all so bland to me. The early 90's were even worse. It wouldn't be until 1996 when one of the graphic designers who apparently was on acid put out a set that was so crazy it was good, well that subjective.
And while most of the 80s Fleer sets aren't flashy and are pretty forgettable they have nice simplistic streamline look that works and the 1983 set is no different. It's funny the write up on the back talks more about Robin's brother Larry than him, but at least there was some effort put into it. The photo looks to be from the 1982 All-Star Game in Montreal. The Man of Steal is in the background and it looks like that might be George Brett's arm. The Brewers sent quite a few players to that game the same year they went all the way to the World Series. Rollie Fingers, Cecil Cooper, and Ben Oglivie also made the trip. And from the photo it looks like Robin was having a good time.