Saturday, December 20, 2014

Completely Red: 1989 Fleer/Fleer Update

The main thing I remember about this set, for some reason, is that it was featured in the movie Home Alone. Kevin's older brother Buzz had some in his room and they spilled out of a tin during some sort of wacky tarantula escapade or something. I don't know why I know that. Such is the life.

As for the set, what do we have here? A lot of gray. Meh. The players overlapping the top border is nice, I suppose. There are a heavy amount of errors and inconsistencies in the set, mostly in the write-ups on the backs. Ah well. Got a couple nice rookies (Sabo and Dibble), a Dave Concepcion farewell card, and a card honoring Tom Browning's perfect game. Sweet.


Cards - 35

RC's - 4 (Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble, Chris Sabo, Scott Scudder)

All Stars - 12 (Tom Browning, Norm Charlton, Dave Concepcion, Eric Davis, Bo Diaz, Rob Dibble, John Franco, Danny Jackson, Barry Larkin, Paul O'Neill, Chris Sabo, Ken Griffey)

Hall of Famers - 1 (Barry Larkin)

Reds Hall of Famers - 7 (Dave Concepcion, Ken Griffey, Eric Davis, Jose Rijo, Tom Browning, Barry Larkin, Chris Sabo)


152 - Tim Birtsas
153 - Tom Browning
154 - Keith Brown
155 - Norm Charlton RC
156 - Dave Concepcion
157 - Kal Daniels
158 - Eric Davis
159 - Bo Diaz
160 - Rob Dibble RC
161 - Nick Esasky
162 - John Franco
163 - Danny Jackson
164 - Barry Larkin
165 - Rob Murphy
166 - Paul O'Neill
167 - Jeff Reed
168 - Jose Rijo
169 - Ron Robinson
170 - Chris Sabo RC
171 - Candy Sierra
172 - Van Snider
173 - Jeff Treadway
174 - Frank Williams
175 - Herm Winningham
629 - Pitcher perfect - Tom Browning
636 - NL Pitching Power Danny Jackson - David Cone
637 - Cannon Arms Chris Sabo - Bobby Bonilla
639 - Power Center Kirby Puckett - Eric Davis
645 - Lenny Harris - Marty Brown
655 - CL: Twins/Tigers/Reds/Brewers
83U - Todd Benzinger
84U - Ken Griffey Sr.
85U - Rick Mahler
86U - Rolando Roomes
87U - Scott Scudder RC

Go Reds.


  1. I can't tell you how much I appreciate these posts. I have most of these 1989 cards tucked away in a binder and only pull them out when I get a fairly high stack to put away, so it's nice to see them pop up here.

    Do you have the Treadway variation? I think it had a target on the front just above his head.

    1. Naw. Only one has ever popped up on eBay, and it went for 10 bucks. I'm too much of a cheapass for that.