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1998 Fleer Tradition

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Description

1998 Fleer Tradition (the new name for Fleer's annual "flagship" baseball card product), was a 600-card set released in two series of 350 and 250 cards, respectively. This was the first time in five years, and only the second time ever, that Fleer/Fleer Tradition Baseball was released in multiple series. The base set utilized a full-color, non-bordered design with a gold foil-stamped nameplate at the bottom-center of the card. For the first time since 1995, Fleer utilized UV coating all base cards and for the first time ever, a Fleer flagship set contained short-printed subsets (some of which were insert sets used in previous 1990's Fleer products):

  • Smoke 'n Heat (301-310)
  • Golden Memories (311-320)
  • Tale of the Tape (321-340)
  • Unforgettable Moments (576-600)

Randomly inserted into Series One packs were 50 hand-numbered Fleer Flashback Exchange cards. Each of these cards could be exchanged for a framed, uncut press sheet from one of Fleer's baseball sets dating anywhere from 1981 to 1993.

The "Insert Mania" craze continued into 1998 and coincided with the Home Run Race of that summer, which brought the popularity of baseball to new highs and drove collector demand for baseball cards in general and specifically inserts and parallels.

Distribution

Hobby/Retail: 36 packs per box, 12 cards per pack (MSRP: $1.49)

Retail Blasters: 14 packs, 10 cards per pack (MSRP: $19.99)

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Series One Odds Series Two Odds
Base 600 - ? ?
Series 1 short set 310 - ? N/A
Golden Memories 20 - 1:6 N/A
Tale of the Tape 20 - 1:4 N/A
Series 2 short set 225 - N/A ?
Unforgettable Moments 25 - N/A 1:4
Vintage '63 128 - 1:1(H) 1:1(H)
Classic '63 128 63 (H) (H)
Diamond Standouts 20 - 1:12 N/A
Lumber Company 15 - 1:36(R) N/A
Rookie Sensations 20 - 1:18 N/A
The Power Game 20 - 1:36 N/A
Decade of Excellence 12 - 1:72(H) N/A
Decade of Excellence Rare Traditions 12 - 1:720(H) N/A
Zone 15 - 1:288 N/A
Promising Forecast 20 - N/A 1:12
In The Clutch 15 - N/A 1:20
Mickey Mantle Monumental Moments 10 - N/A 1:68
Mickey Mantle Monumental Moments Gold 10 51 N/A ?
Diamond Tribute 10 - N/A 1:300
Diamond Ink 10 - 1:1 1:1

(H) = Hobby packs only (R) = Retail packs only

Checklist

Promos

Alex Rodriguez Promo

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NOTE: 750 autographed copies of this card were randomly inserted into 1998 Ultra Series Two packs.

100 Alex Rodriguez


Mickey Mantle & Sons Promo

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To commemorate Fleer's acquisition of his trading card rights for 1998, Fleer produced a special card of Mickey Mantle and his sons David and Danny for the SportsFest '98 card show in Philadelphia. The back of the card outlined Mickey Mantle's various card appearances in Fleer's 1998 products.

In addition, Danny and David appeared at the show and signed a limited number of cards.

NOTE: This card was reproduced for Fleer's 1998 National Sports Collectors Convention promotional set. That card has the 1998 NSCC logo on the reverse side and is sequentially-numbered "NC2." The card given away at SportsFest is not sequentially-numbered.

Mickey Mantle / David Mantle / Danny Mantle

Mickey Mantle / David Mantle / Danny Mantle AU


Postcard Mantle Promo

To promote the release of Fleer Tradition Series Two, Fleer mailed 3,500 serial-numbered postcards to their dealer network with a depiction of Mickey Mantle's Vintage '63 parallel. The back read, "Isn't it about time your customers complete their '63 set?"

Mickey Mantle


Diamond Skills Commemorative Sheet

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This 8-card unperforated sheet was distributed by Hobby shops that participated in Fleer's Diamond Skills youth baseball program. Each shop that enrolled with Fleer in early April 1998 received 25 sheets to give away to young baseball fans participating in the contest.

From April 1st through June 30th 1998, MLB and Fleer/SkyBox distributed more than 600,000 questionnaire surveys. Instructions directed participants to complete the survey and bring to a participating local card shop and purchase two packs of Fleer/SkyBox trading cards. In exchange for the two wrappers from those packs and the completed survey, the youth received one of these commemorative sheets.

Individual cards cut from this sheet have surfaced over the years and feature the "Diamond Skills" program logo on the card front (which was identical to the base card).

Jim Edmonds / Mike Piazza / Scott Rolen / Mark McGwire / Jeff Bagwell / Roger Clemens / Cal Ripken, Jr. / Derek Jeter

Base Set

Series One

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1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

2 Derek Jeter

3 Gerald Williams

4 Carlos Delgado

5 Nomar Garciaparra

6 Gary Sheffield

7 Jeff King

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 Matt Williams

10 Chipper Jones

11 Chuck Knoblauch

12 Mark Grudzielanek

13 Edgardo Alfonzo

14 Andres Galarraga

15 Tim Salmon

16 Reggie Sanders

17 Tony Clark

18 Jason Kendall

19 Juan Gonzalez

20 Ben Grieve

21 Roger Clemens

22 Raul Mondesi

23 Robin Ventura

24 Derrek Lee

25 Mark McGwire

26 Luis Gonzalez

27 Kevin Brown

28 Kirk Rueter

29 Bobby Estalella

30 Shawn Green

31 Greg Maddux

32 Jorge Velandia

33 Larry Walker

34 Joey Cora

35 Frank Thomas

36 Curtis King RC

37 Aaron Boone

38 Curt Schilling

39 Bruce Aven

40 Ben McDonald

41 Andy Ashby

42 Jason McDonald

43 Eric Davis

44 Mark Grace

45 Pedro Martinez

46 Lou Collier

47 Chan Ho Park

48 Shane Halter

49 Brian Hunter

50 Jeff Bagwell

51 Bernie Williams

52 J.T. Snow

53 Todd Greene

54 Shannon Stewart

55 Darren Bragg

56 Fernando Tatis

57 Darryl Kile

58 Chris Stynes

59 Javier Valentin

60 Brian McRae

61 Tom Evans

62 Randall Simon

63 Darrin Fletcher

64 Jaret Wright

65 Luis Ordaz

66 Jose Canseco

67 Edgar Renteria

68 Jay Buhner

69 Paul Konerko

70 Adrian Brown

71 Chris Carpenter

72 Mike Lieberthal

73 Dean Palmer

74 Jorge Fabregas

75 Stan Javier

76 Damion Easley

77 David Cone

78 Aaron Sele

79 Antonio Alfonseca

80 Bobby Jones

81 Dave Justice

82 Jeffrey Hammonds

83 Doug Glanville

84 Jason Dickson

85 Brad Radke

86 David Segui

87 Greg Vaughn

88 Mike Cather RC

89 Alex Fernandez

90 Billy Taylor

91 Jason Schmidt

92 Mike DeJean RC

93 Domingo Cedeno

94 Jeff Cirillo

95 Manny Aybar RC

96 Jaime Navarro

97 Dennis Reyes

98 Barry Larkin

99 Troy O'Leary

100 Alex Rodriguez

101 Pat Hentgen

102 Bubba Trammell

103 Glendon Rusch

104 Kenny Lofton

105 Craig Biggio

106 Kelvim Escobar

107 Mark Kotsay

108 Rondell White

109 Darren Oliver

110 Jim Thome

111 Rich Becker

112 Chad Curtis

113 Dave Hollins

114 Bill Mueller

115 Antone Williamson

116 Tony Womack

117 Randy Myers

118 Rico Brogna

119 Pat Watkins

120 Eli Marrero

121 Jay Bell

122 Kevin Tapani

123 Todd Erdos RC

124 Neifi Perez

125 Todd Hundley

126 Jeff Abbott

127 Todd Zeile

128 Travis Fryman

129 Sandy Alomar, Jr.

130 Fred McGriff

131 Richard Hidalgo

132 Scott Spiezio

133 John Valentin

134 Quilvio Veras

135 Mike Lansing

136 Paul Molitor

137 Randy Johnson

138 Harold Baines

139 Doug Jones

140 Abraham Nunez

141 Alan Benes

142 Matt Perisho

143 Chris Clemons

144 Andy Pettitte

145 Jason Giambi

146 Moises Alou

147 Chad Fox RC

148 Felix Martinez

149 Carlos Mendoza RC

150 Scott Rolen

151 Jose Cabrera RC

152 Justin Thompson

153 Ellis Burks

154 Pokey Reese

155 Bartolo Colon

156 Ray Durham

157 Ugueth Urbina

158 Tom Goodwin

159 Dave Dellucci RC

160 Rod Beck

161 Ramon Martinez

162 Joe Carter

163 Kevin Orie

164 Trevor Hoffman

165 Emil Brown

166 Robb Nen

167 Paul O'Neill

168 Ryan Long

169 Ray Lankford

170 Ivan Rodriguez

171 Rick Aguilera

172 Deivi Cruz

173 Ricky Bottalico

174 Garret Anderson

175 Jose Vizcaino

176 Omar Vizquel

177 Jeff Blauser

178 Orlando Cabrera

179 Russ Johnson

180 Matt Stairs

181 Will Cunnane

182 Adam Riggs

183 Matt Morris

184 Mario Valdez

185 Larry Sutton

186 Marc Pisciotta RC

187 Dan Wilson

188 John Franco

189 Darren Daulton

190 Todd Helton

191 Brady Anderson

192 Ricardo Rincon

193 Kevin Stocker

194 Jose Valentin

195 Ed Sprague

196 Ryan McGuire

197 Scott Eyre

198 Steve Finley

199 T.J. Mathews

200 Mike Piazza

201 Mark Wohlers

202 Brian Giles

203 Eduardo Perez

204 Shigetoshi Hasegawa

205 Mariano Rivera

206 Jose Rosado

207 Michael Coleman

208 James Baldwin

209 Russ Davis

210 Billy Wagner

211 Sammy Sosa

212 Frank Catalanotto RC

213 Delino DeShields

214 John Olerud

215 Heath Murray

216 Jose Vidro

217 Jim Edmonds

218 Shawon Dunston

219 Homer Bush

220 Midre Cummings

221 Tony Saunders

222 Jeromy Burnitz

223 Enrique Wilson

224 Chili Davis

225 Jerry DiPoto

226 Dante Powell

227 Javy Lopez

228 Kevin Polcovich

229 Deion Sanders

230 Jimmy Key

231 Rusty Greer

232 Reggie Jefferson

233 Ron Coomer

234 Bob Higginson

235 Magglio Ordonez RC

236 Miguel Tejada

237 Rick Gorecki

238 Charles Johnson

239 Lance Johnson

240 Derek Bell

241 Will Clark

242 Brady Raggio

243 Orel Hershiser

244 Vladimir Guerrero

245 John LeRoy

246 Shawn Estes

247 Brett Tomko

248 Dave Nilsson

249 Edgar Martinez

250 Tony Gwynn

251 Mark Bellhorn

252 Jed Hansen

253 Butch Huskey

254 Eric Young

255 Vinny Castilla

256 Hideki Irabu

257 Mike Cameron

258 Juan Encarnacion

259 Brian Rose

260 Brad Ausmus

261 Dan Serafini

262 Willie Greene

263 Troy Percival

264 Jeff Wallace

265 Richie Sexson

266 Rafael Palmeiro

267 Brad Fullmer

268 Jeremi Gonzalez

269 Rob Stanifer RC

270 Mickey Morandini

271 Andruw Jones

272 Royce Clayton

273 Takashi Kashiwada RC

274 Steve Woodard

275 Jose Cruz

276 Keith Foulke

277 Brad Rigby

278 Tino Martinez

279 Todd Jones

280 John Wetteland

281 Alex Gonzalez

282 Ken Cloude

283 Jose Guillen

284 Danny Clyburn

285 David Ortiz

286 John Thomson

287 Kevin Appier

288 Ismael Valdes

289 Gary DiSarcina

290 Todd Dunwoody

291 Wally Joyner

292 Charles Nagy

293 Jeff Shaw

294 Kevin Millwood RC

295 Rigo Beltran RC

296 Jeff Frye

297 Oscar Henriquez

298 Mike Thurman

299 Garrett Stephenson

300 Barry Bonds


Smoke 'n Heat

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301 Roger Clemens

302 David Cone

303 Hideki Irabu

304 Randy Johnson

305 Greg Maddux

306 Pedro Martinez

307 Mike Mussina

308 Andy Pettitte

309 Curt Schilling

310 John Smoltz


Golden Memories

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311 Roger Clemens

312 Jose Cruz, Jr.

313 Nomar Garciaparra

314 Ken Griffey, Jr.

315 Tony Gwynn

316 Hideki Irabu

317 Randy Johnson

318 Mark McGwire

319 Curt Schilling

320 Larry Walker


Tale of the Tape

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321 Jeff Bagwell

322 Albert Belle

323 Barry Bonds

324 Jay Buhner

325 Tony Clark

326 Jose Cruz, Jr.

327 Andres Galarraga

328 Juan Gonzalez

329 Ken Griffey, Jr.

330 Andruw Jones

331 Tino Martinez

332 Mark McGwire

333 Rafael Palmeiro

334 Mike Piazza

335 Manny Ramirez

336 Alex Rodriguez

337 Frank Thomas

338 Jim Thome

339 Mo Vaughn

340 Larry Walker


Checklists

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341 Jose Cruz, Jr.

342 Ken Griffey, Jr.

343 Derek Jeter

344 Andruw Jones

345 Chipper Jones

346 Greg Maddux

347 Mike Piazza

348 Cal Ripken, Jr.

349 Alex Rodriguez

350 Frank Thomas


Series Two

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351 Mo Vaughn

352 Andres Galarraga

353 Roberto Alomar

354 Darin Erstad

355 Albert Belle

356 Matt Williams

357 Darryl Kile

358 Kenny Lofton

359 Orel Hershiser

360 Bob Abreu

361 Chris Widger

362 Glenallen Hill

363 Chili Davis

364 Kevin Brown

365 Marquis Grissom

366 Livan Hernandez

367 Moises Alou

368 Matt Lawton

369 Rey Ordonez

370 Kenny Rogers

371 Lee Stevens

372 Wade Boggs

373 Luis Gonzalez

374 Jeff Conine

375 Esteban Loaiza

376 Jose Canseco

377 Henry Rodriguez

378 Dave Burba

379 Todd Hollandsworth

380 Ron Gant

381 Pedro Martinez

382 Ryan Klesko

383 Derrek Lee

384 Doug Glanville

385 David Wells

386 Ken Caminiti

387 Damon Hollins

388 Manny Ramirez

389 Mike Mussina

390 Jay Bell

391 Mike Piazza

392 Mike Lansing

393 Mike Hampton

394 Geoff Jenkins

395 Jimmy Haynes

396 Scott Servais

397 Kent Mercker

398 Jeff Kent

399 Kevin Elster

400 Masato Yoshii RC

401 Jose Vizcaino

402 Javier Martinez RC

403 David Segui

404 Tony Saunders

405 Karim Garcia

406 Armando Benitez

407 Joe Randa

408 Vic Darensbourg

409 Sean Casey

410 Eric Milton

411 Trey Moore

412 Mike Stanley

413 Tom Gordon

414 Hal Morris

415 Braden Looper

416 Mike Kelly

417 John Smoltz

418 Roger Cedeno

419 Al Leiter

420 Chuck Knoblauch

421 Felix Rodriguez

422 Bip Roberts

423 Ken Hill

424 Jermaine Allensworth

425 Esteban Yan RC

426 Scott Karl

427 Sean Berry

428 Rafael Medina

429 Javier Vazquez

430 Rickey Henderson

431 Adam Butler

432 Todd Stottlemyre

433 Yamil Benitez

434 Sterling Hitchcock

435 Paul Sorrento

436 Bobby Ayala

437 Tim Raines

438 Chris Hoiles

439 Rod Beck

440 Donnie Sadler

441 Charles Johnson

442 Russ Ortiz

443 Pedro Astacio

444 Wilson Alvarez

445 Mike Blowers

446 Todd Zeile

447 Mel Rojas

448 F.P. Santangelo

449 Dmitri Young

450 Brian Anderson

451 Cecil Fielder

452 Roberto Hernandez

453 Todd Walker

454 Tyler Green

455 Jorge Posada

456 Geronimo Berroa

457 Jose Silva

458 Bobby Bonilla

459 Walt Weiss

460 Darren Dreifort

461 B.J. Surhoff

462 Quinton McCracken

463 Derek Lowe

464 Jorge Fabregas

465 Joey Hamilton

466 Brian Jordan

467 Allen Watson

468 John Jaha

469 Heathcliff Slocumb

470 Gregg Jefferies

471 Scott Brosius

472 Chad Ogea

473 A.J. Hinch

474 Bobby Smith

475 Brian Moehler

476 Darond Stovall

477 Kevin Young

478 Jeff Suppan

479 Marty Cordova

480 John Halama RC

481 Bubba Trammell

482 Mike Caruso

483 Eric Karros

484 Jamey Wright

485 Mike Sweeney

486 Aaron Sele

487 Cliff Floyd

488 Jeff Brantley

489 Jim Leyritz

490 Denny Neagle

491 Travis Fryman

492 Carlos Baerga

493 Eddie Taubensee

494 Darryl Strawberry

495 Brian Johnson

496 Randy Myers

497 Jeff Blauser

498 Jason Wood

499 Rolando Arrojo RC

500 Johnny Damon

501 Jose Mercedes

502 Tony Batista

503 Mike Piazza

504 Hideo Nomo

505 Chris Gomez

506 Jesus Sanchez RC

507 Al Martin

508 Brian Edmondson

509 Joe Girardi

510 Shayne Bennett

511 Joe Carter

512 Dave Mlicki

513 Rich Butler RC

514 Dennis Eckersley

515 Travis Lee

516 John Mabry

517 Jose Mesa

518 Phil Nevin

519 Raul Casanova

520 Mike Fetters

521 Gary Sheffield

522 Terry Steinbach

523 Steve Trachsel

524 Josh Booty

525 Darryl Hamilton

526 Mark McLemore

527 Kevin Stocker

528 Bret Boone

529 Shane Andrews

530 Robb Nen

531 Carl Everett

532 LaTroy Hawkins

533 Fernando Vina

534 Michael Tucker

535 Mark Langston

536 Mickey Mantle

537 Bernard Gilkey

538 Francisco Cordova

539 Mike Bordick

540 Fred McGriff

541 Cliff Politte

542 Jason Varitek

543 Shawon Dunston

544 Brian Meadows

545 Pat Meares

546 Carlos Perez

547 Desi Relaford

548 Antonio Osuna

549 Devon White

550 Sean Runyan

551 Mickey Morandini

552 Dave Martinez

553 Jeff Fassero

554 Ryan Jackson RC

555 Stan Javier

556 Jaime Navarro

557 Jose Offerman

558 Mike Lowell RC

559 Darrin Fletcher

560 Mark Lewis

561 Dante Bichette

562 Chuck Finley

563 Kerry Wood

564 Andy Benes

565 Freddy Garcia

566 Tom Glavine

567 Jon Nunnally

568 Miguel Cairo

569 Shane Reynolds

570 Roberto Kelly


Checklists

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571 Jose Cruz, Jr.

572 Ken Griffey, Jr.

573 Mark McGwire

574 Cal Ripken, Jr.

575 Frank Thomas


Unforgettable Moments

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576 Jeff Bagwell

577 Barry Bonds

578 Tony Clark

579 Roger Clemens

580 Jose Cruz, Jr.

581 Nomar Garciaparra

582 Juan Gonzalez

583 Ben Grieve

584 Ken Griffey, Jr.

585 Tony Gwynn

586 Derek Jeter

587 Randy Johnson

588 Chipper Jones

589 Greg Maddux

590 Mark McGwire

591 Andy Pettitte

592 Paul Molitor

593 Cal Ripken, Jr.

594 Alex Rodriguez

595 Scott Rolen

596 Curt Schilling

597 Frank Thomas

598 Jim Thome

599 Larry Walker

600 Bernie Williams


Parallels

Vintage '63

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Vintage '63 was a 128-card, Hobby-exclusive, partial parallel spread across both series. Player photos were the same as the base set but the cards utilized the design from the 1963 Fleer set. Each 64-card series contained 63 cards plus one unnumbered checklist.

Series One

1 Jason Dickson

2 Tim Salmon

3 Andruw Jones

4 Chipper Jones

5 Kenny Lofton

6 Greg Maddux

7 Rafael Palmeiro

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 Nomar Garciaparra

10 Mark Grace

11 Sammy Sosa

12 Frank Thomas

13 Deion Sanders

14 Sandy Alomar, Jr.

15 Dave Justice

16 Jim Thome

17 Matt Williams

18 Jaret Wright

19 Vinny Castilla

20 Andres Galarraga

21 Todd Helton

22 Larry Walker

23 Tony Clark

24 Moises Alou

25 Kevin Brown

26 Charles Johnson

27 Edgar Renteria

28 Gary Sheffield

29 Jeff Bagwell

30 Craig Biggio

31 Raul Mondesi

32 Mike Piazza

33 Chuck Knoblauch

34 Paul Molitor

35 Vladimir Guerrero

36 Pedro Martinez

37 Todd Hundley

38 Derek Jeter

39 Tino Martinez

40 Paul O'Neill

41 Andy Pettitte

42 Mariano Rivera

43 Bernie Williams

44 Ben Grieve

45 Scott Rolen

46 Curt Schilling

47 Jason Kendall

48 Tony Womack

49 Ray Lankford

50 Mark McGwire

51 Matt Morris

52 Tony Gwynn

53 Barry Bonds

54 Jay Buhner

55 Ken Griffey, Jr.

56 Randy Johnson

57 Edgar Martinez

58 Alex Rodriguez

59 Juan Gonzalez

60 Rusty Greer

61 Ivan Rodriguez

62 Roger Clemens

63 Jose Cruz


Series Two

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64 Darin Erstad

65 Jay Bell

66 Andy Benes

67 Mickey Mantle

68 Karim Garcia

69 Travis Lee

70 Matt Williams

71 Andres Galarraga

72 Tom Glavine

73 Ryan Klesko

74 Denny Neagle

75 John Smoltz

76 Roberto Alomar

77 Joe Carter

78 Mike Mussina

79 B.J. Surhoff

80 Dennis Eckersley

81 Pedro Martinez

82 Mo Vaughn

83 Henry Rodriguez

84 Kerry Wood

85 Albert Belle

86 Sean Casey

87 Travis Fryman

88 Kenny Lofton

89 Darryl Kile

90 Mike Lansing

91 Bobby Bonilla

92 Cliff Floyd

93 Livan Hernandez

94 Derrek Lee

95 Moises Alou

96 Shane Reynolds

97 Mike Piazza

98 Johnny Damon

99 Eric Karros

100 Hideo Nomo

101 Marquis Grissom

102 Matt Lawton

103 Todd Walker

104 Gary Sheffield

105 Bernard Gilkey

106 Rey Ordonez

107 Chili Davis

108 Chuck Knoblauch

109 Charles Johnson

110 Rickey Henderson

111 Bob Abreu

112 Doug Glanville

113 Gregg Jefferies

114 Al Martin

115 Kevin Young

116 Ron Gant

117 Kevin Brown

118 Ken Caminiti

119 Joey Hamilton

120 Jeff Kent

121 Wade Boggs

122 Quinton McCracken

123 Fred McGriff

124 Paul Sorrento

125 Jose Canseco

126 Randy Myers


Classic '63

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A gold-foil, diamond-stamped "Classic '63" parallel was available for all players in the Vintage '63 set. Each Classic '63 card is serial-numbered to 63 copies.

Inserts

Diamond Standouts

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This 20-card, Series One set highlighted some of the game's top performers on a color-foiled background featuring both a baseball diamond and geological diamonds.

1 DS Jeff Bagwell

2 DS Barry Bonds

3 DS Roger Clemens

4 DS Jose Cruz, Jr.

5 DS Andres Galarraga

6 DS Nomar Garciaparra

7 DS Juan Gonzalez

8 DS Ken Griffey, Jr.

9 DS Derek Jeter

10 DS Randy Johnson

11 DS Chipper Jones

12 DS Kenny Lofton

13 DS Greg Maddux

14 DS Pedro Martinez

15 DS Mark McGwire

16 DS Mike Piazza

17 DS Alex Rodriguez

18 DS Curt Schilling

19 DS Frank Thomas

20 DS Larry Walker


Lumber Company

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This 15-card set highlighted some of the top hitters in the game at the time on a foil card background that resembled wood-grain. This set is only available in Series One retail packs.

1 LC Jeff Bagwell

2 LC Barry Bonds

3 LC Jose Cruz, Jr.

4 LC Nomar Garciaparra

5 LC Juan Gonzalez

6 LC Ken Griffey, Jr.

7 LC Tony Gwynn

8 LC Chipper Jones

9 LC Tino Martinez

10 LC Mark McGwire

11 LC Mike Piazza

12 LC Cal Ripken, Jr.

13 LC Alex Rodriguez

14 LC Frank Thomas

15 LC Larry Walker


Rookie Sensations

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This 20-card Series One insert was the seventh iteration of the notable set and highlighted the top young players in the game on a canvas card background featuring a stone-colored border design pattern.

1 RS Mike Cameron

2 RS Jose Cruz, Jr.

3 RS Jason Dickson

4 RS Kelvim Escobar

5 RS Nomar Garciaparra

6 RS Ben Grieve

7 RS Vladimir Guerrero

8 RS Wilton Guerrero

9 RS Jose Guillen

10 RS Todd Helton

11 RS Livan Hernandez

12 RS Hideki Irabu

13 RS Andruw Jones

14 RS Matt Morris

15 RS Magglio Ordonez

16 RS Neifi Perez

17 RS Scott Rolen

18 RS Fernando Tatis

19 RS Brett Tomko

20 RS Jaret Wright


The Power Game

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This 20-card Series One set featured some of the top home run hitters and strike out pitchers in the game on a team-colored, embossed background.

1 PG Jeff Bagwell

2 PG Albert Belle

3 PG Barry Bonds

4 PG Tony Clark

5 PG Roger Clemens

6 PG Jose Cruz, Jr.

7 PG Andres Galarraga

8 PG Nomar Garciaparra

9 PG Juan Gonzalez

10 PG Ken Griffey, Jr.

11 PG Randy Johnson

12 PG Greg Maddux

13 PG Pedro Martinez

14 PG Tino Martinez

15 PG Mark McGwire

16 PG Mike Piazza

17 PG Curt Schilling

18 PG Frank Thomas

19 PG Jim Thome

20 PG Larry Walker


Decade of Excellence

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This set, exclusive to Series One Hobby packs, highlighted 12 players who appeared in both the 1988 and 1998 Fleer sets. Each card is done in the style of the '88 Fleer set, but is not a reprint since different photography is used. Each card also had "Decade of Excellence" foil-stamped on the front.

The set was also available in a "Rare Traditions" parallel that had the blue and red diagonal stripes foil stamped.

1 DE Roberto Alomar

2 DE Barry Bonds

3 DE Roger Clemens

4 DE David Cone

5 DE Andres Galarraga

6 DE Mark Grace

7 DE Tony Gwynn

8 DE Randy Johnson

9 DE Greg Maddux

10 DE Mark McGwire

11 DE Paul O'Neill

12 DE Cal Ripken, Jr.


Zone

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This 15-card Series One set highlighted some of the best players in the game at the time on a wave-patterned, silver holographic foil background.

1 Z Jeff Bagwell

2 Z Barry Bonds

Roger Clemens 

4 Z Jose Cruz, Jr.

5 Z Nomar Garciaparra

6 Z Juan Gonzalez

7 Z Ken Griffey, Jr.

8 Z Tony Gwynn

9 Z Chipper Jones

10 Z Greg Maddux

11 Z Mark McGwire

12 Z Mike Piazza

13 Z Alex Rodriguez

14 Z Frank Thomas

15 Z Larry Walker


Million Dollar Moments

See 1997 Fleer Million Dollar Moments.

Promising Forecast

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This 20-card Series Two set featured young players with the most potential to become stars in the game on a weather radar-map themed background.

1 PF Rolando Arrojo

2 PF Sean Casey

3 PF Brad Fullmer

4 PF Karim Garcia

5 PF Ben Grieve

6 PF Todd Helton

7 PF Richard Hidalgo

8 PF A.J. Hinch

9 PF Paul Konerko

10 PF Mark Kotsay

11 PF Derrek Lee

12 PF Travis Lee

13 PF Eric Milton

14 PF Magglio Ordonez

15 PF David Ortiz

16 PF Brian Rose

17 PF Miguel Tejada

18 PF Jason Varitek

19 PF Enrique Wilson

20 PF Kerry Wood


In The Clutch

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This 15-card Series Two set featured some of the best "crunch-time" performers in the game on a circular holographic green (to resemble a scoreboard) background.

1 IC Jeff Bagwell

2 IC Barry Bonds

3 IC Roger Clemens

4 IC Jose Cruz, Jr.

5 IC Nomar Garciaparra

6 IC Juan Gonzalez

7 IC Ken Griffey, Jr.

8 IC Tony Gwynn

9 IC Derek Jeter

10 IC Chipper Jones

11 IC Greg Maddux

12 IC Mark McGwire

13 IC Mike Piazza

14 IC Frank Thomas

15 IC Larry Walker


Mickey Mantle Monumental Moments

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In the spring of 1998, Fleer signed an exclusive trading card contract with the estate of Mickey Mantle and to celebrate, created this 10-card career highlights set. The set was similar to Upper Deck's Baseball Heroes inserts and featured various black and white photos of Mantle with a large, blue-foil nameplate that ran vertically down the side of the card. These inserts were randomly inserted into Series Two packs at the rate of 1:68 to match his final season, 1968.

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A Gold Edition parallel was also produced and featured a gold holographic "Gold Edition" stamp on the front for distinction. Further, each Gold Edition parallel was serial-numbered to 51 copies, matching the year (1951) Mantle made his Major League debut.

1 MM Mickey Mantle

2 MM Mickey Mantle

3 MM Mickey Mantle / Phil Rizzuto

4 MM Mickey Mantle

5 MM Mickey Mantle

6 MM Mickey Mantle

7 MM Mickey Mantle

8 MM Mickey Mantle

9 MM Mickey Mantle

10 MM Mickey Mantle


Diamond Tribute

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This ten-card Series Two set highlighted some of the top players in the game on a die-cut baseball design layered on top of a second background layer. Because of the layered card design and finish used for both layers, this set is condition sensitive and prone to chipping.

1 DT Jeff Bagwell

2 DT Roger Clemens

3 DT Nomar Garciaparra

4 DT Juan Gonzalez

5 DT Ken Griffey, Jr.

6 DT Mark McGwire

7 DT Mike Piazza

8 DT Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 DT Alex Rodriguez

10 DT Frank Thomas


Autographs

Diamond Ink

See 1998 Fleer Diamond Ink