Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Completely Red: 1986 Fleer Mini

Yesterday's Completely Red post got me in a junk mini mood. So here's some more. 1986 Fleer Mini. A simple 120-card set, it was issued via a complete set box. Each team got 3 to 6 cards. The design was the same as the base set of that year, with the exception being that the border seems to be proportionally thicker in the minis. Probably not on purpose, just a result of the quick-to-market ideals of the 80's, I imagine. They did use different photos for these, though. At least that aspect of cards wasn't skimped in the junk era.  These are slightly smaller than the Topps minis, which leads to maximum shiftage in the page. I think I might pick up some of the soon-to-be-produced mini pages from UltraPro at some point.

The Reds portion of the set included 100% All Stars, which is sweet. Also, any Pete Rose oddball I enjoy. Petey still pulls value. And the Buddy Bell framed with the cloud looks pretty nice.


Cards - 5

RC's - 0

All Stars - 5 (Buddy Bell, Tom Browning, Dave Parker, Pete Rose, Mario Soto)

Reds Hall of Famers - 2 (Mario Soto, Tom Browning)

Wiggle Room - Check


37 Buddy Bell
38 Tom Browning
39 Dave Parker
40 Pete Rose
41 Mario Soto 

Go Reds.

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