Gary Carter 1985 Fleer
Oh yeah, it is one of my favorite color-coordinated sets from the 1980’s – 1985 Fleer!!!
And just look at how many Expos logos Fleer managed to squeeze into the shot – not one, not two, but three!! If I had to guess, I would think that the photo editor at Fleer in 1985 may have had Canadian heritage. What do you think, eh??
While pictured in an Expos uniform on this card, Carter didn’t play for the Expos in 1985; it was actually his first year in New York with the Mets. And he handled that transition without skipping a beat. During his debut season in ‘The Big Apple’, Carter hit .281 while connecting for 32 home runs and 100 RBI.
I would have to think that Mets fans agreed that he was a huge upgrade over their catcher from the ’84 season, Mike Fitzgerald.