’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Rookie Cards From The ‘Fleer Update’ Mid-Season Sets!!!
Just like I did with the Topps Traded and Donruss ‘The Rookies’ mid-season releases, I feel that it is fitting to follow suit with the Fleer Update set as well.
So, I will rank the Top Ten Rookie cards issued as part of these 132-card rookie-filled, factory-sealed, beauties.
Keep in mind that I am only going after cards in which the Fleer Update card was considered the player’s rookie card with the Fleer brand; it just happened to be issued in the ‘Update’ set versus the base set.
These sets were released from 1984-1992 and they host some big-time treasures!! Let’s get right down to it!!!
Honorable Mention – Bret Saberhagen (84), Vince Coleman (85), Will Clark (86), Ruben Sierra (86), Mike Greenwell (87), Fred McGriff (87), Matt Williams (87), John Smoltz (88), Jim Abbott (89), Joey Belle (89), Deion Sanders (89), Tino Martinez (90), John Olerud (90), Bernie Williams (91).
10 – Jeff Bagwell, 1991
9 – Jeff Kent, 1992
8 – Frank Thomas, 1990
7 – Roberto Alomar, 1988
6 – Barry Bonds, 1986
5 – Dwight Gooden, 1984
4 – Greg Maddux, 1987
3 – Mike Piazza, 1992
2 – Roger Clemens, 1984
1 – Kirby Puckett, 1984
Let me tell you that creating this list was mentally exhausting!!
While the top two spots for me were ‘no brainers’, spots 3,4, and 5 shifted around often. Ultimately, I settled in with Piazza being a lock at number 3, and Maddux & Gooden sharing the 4th spot. I ultimately gave it to Maddux, but would not complain if Gooden was there and Maddux shifted down to five, or even six.
And the final 2-3 spots were pretty brutal too – some of those guys could have been left off in favor of some that were mentioned in the honorable mention section. Ultimately, I took the guys who would still be deemed as ‘collectible’ today by your average collector.
So, how did I do? Love my rankings? Hate my rankings?
Let me hear it!!! And have a great night!!