Thursday, November 5, 2015

1993 Fleer

Year: 1993
Manufacturer: Fleer
Set: Fleer Baseball (Flagship)
Card Number: 260
Card Type: Base

Oh Fleer... The 1993 set isn't much to right home to mom about.  I think the gray borders were suppose to look like silver and give the set a touch of class.  As it is it just looks like a plain one color border.  It's a nice candid picture of Robin sitting in the dugout.  What's he doing there?  Signing autographs, telling the rookie to get out of his way, pointing at the squirrel running across the field? 

Who knows?

It's kind of sad the back of the card is more interesting than the front though.  If you had any question what Robin's last name was.. well here you go.  I do like the action shot on the back and the horizontal layout.  I'm not a big fan of the card number being in the bottom right hand corner, simply because I'm a collator and that makes collating your set in a box difficult.  It's also interesting how Fleer decided to display the stats.  Fleer only put 12 years of stats on the back and then divided those states by 5 years, 4 years, and then the 3 most recent years.  Why?  I'm sure only the graphic designer knows.
This would be Robin's last year in baseball before he retired, but Fleer would issue a 1994 card for him as well.

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