’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Fleer Major League Prospects Rookie Baseball Cards!!!

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Fleer Major League Prospects Rookie Baseball Cards!!!

What can I say, I have had rookie cards on the brain for the last few weeks.

First, it started with my ranking the ‘Top Ten Donruss Rated Rookie Cards’ and from there I jumped into the ‘Top Ten Topps Traded Rookie Cards’.

It is only right that I give Fleer some press time too.  From 1985-1990, Fleer issued multi-player rookie cards in their base sets.  The cards featured two players, sometimes on the same time and sometimes not.

Sadly, they are just not able to live up to the excitement that Donruss and Topps brought to the rookie baseball card game.  But, they did try.  And just like a rookie card prospector that is seeking out the best rookies from the next crop of hopefuls, Fleer had some hits.  But they also had a ton of misses too!

And now, without further ado, it is time to offer up the ‘Top Ten Fleer Major League Prospects Rookie Baseball Cards’.

Here we go:

Honorable Mention:  Rob Deer, Glen Davis, Devon White, Joe Girardi, and Moises Alou.

10 – Kevin Seitzer, 1987.

seitzer

9 – Danny Tartabull, 1985.

tartabull

8 – Kevin Brown, 1989.

brown

7 – Shawon Dunston, 1985.

dunston

6 – Benito Santiago, 1986.

santiago

5 – Paul O’Neill, 1986.

o'neill

4 – Andres Galarraga, 1986.

galarraga

3 – Mark Grace, 1988.

grace

2 – Jose Canseco, 1986.

canseco

1 – Cecil Fielder, 1986.

fielder

Not horrible, but not terribly exciting either.  I tell you what – If Fleer did not have these cards in their 1986 base set, I would never have been able to snag ten for this list…  Fleer tried, but their crop of 1980′s rookie cards just cannot live up to the excitement that Donruss and Topps brought.

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite card from the Major League Prospects subset from Fleer?  Did I miss one that you think belongs on the list?

Let me hear it.

And as always, Thanks for reading!!

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6 responses to “’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Fleer Major League Prospects Rookie Baseball Cards!!!

  1. These are all brutal, but I agree with your top choices.

  2. I agree, not horrible, but far from glorified. That Benito Santiago (great auto!) and Gene Walter is just a bad, bad, bad card. It’s hilarious pictures like that were chosen to document these blokes for the rest of their lives. Good stuff!

  3. Good choices, but I like the Moises Alou card and the Delino DeShields card from the 1990 set. Fleer seems to have had better success with giving good rookies their own solo cards like Tom Glavine and Edgar Martinez from the 1988 set.

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