Wednesday, July 17, 2013

1999 Fleer Tradition Update set break

I picked this box set up for perhaps $20-$30 when it first came out because of the potential of the 'hot rookies' - such as Tim Hudson, Josh Beckett, Pat Burrell, Rick Ankiel, Eric Munson [!] and Alfonso Soriano among others.

I remember it like it was just yesterday and probably can find the ad where this set was advertised by Fleer in a Beckett - after 15 years I finally decide to unbox the cards since the set is probably worth about $10 to the right person, which means to say it's kind of worthless otherwise.

The actual cards are pretty nice though, even to this day and it doesn't look like there is any damage as far as the cards sticking together - I might be able to find some random cards I can conceivably get autographed by players in this set, who maybe a coach or a manager somewhere.

Just speaking as an in-person autograph collector who chases after random coaches / managers / team personnel / scouts who maybe ex-MLB players with cards - it might not be an idea to occasionally [unless you've been a baseball card hoarder all these years anyway] look for and bust a box [or open a set] of cards from at least 10 or 15 years ago to possibly find cards to be autographed besides just having current year cards for active MLB players.

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