Sunday, February 19, 2017

Rippin Wax 1993 Fleer Style

Saw a blowout box at my LCS for only 10 bucks so I figured why not?
Ten bucks for a couple afternoons ripping through packs, that's money well spent.
That's good times, not to mention a great escape from life's responsibilities.

I opened a lot of Series 1 packs back in the 90's but never made it to Series 2.
Figured this would be a good time to pick up where I left off.

Actually, I have very few of those Series 1 left including those I kept for Angels, PCs, and some random likes, and most of these in Series 2 will follow the same fate.
I have zero interest in putting this set together.
I'm ripping for the pure joy of ripping wax.

Almost all of these are up for trade so send me an email or comment as to which you need to fill your wants and I'll see if I can hook you up.
Series 2 is cards #361-720.

Here's the highlights:
I picked this card as a representative of the set because I dig the striking and unusually large blue background filling the top half of the card.

And here's a typical backside for those of you unfamiliar with 1993 Fleer.
Pretty well done in my opinion.

Snagged a couple for these PCs.
Seems like there were not a lot of stars in the box.

Tom Glavine Career Highlights #4 and #10
Pulled 2 of the Tom Glavine inserts.
I think I have several of the Series 1 cards still around.

I pulled the Harper first and thought, "Oh that's great. Snag a tough pull and it's Brian Harper."
The Griffey was in the third to last pack I opened making it a great save.

Major League Prospects
I think I did pretty well pulling Major League Prospects.
Not only four, but four different.
The black cards don't scan so well.

ProVisions #3 Cecil Fielder
Never a fan of these.

Snagged all three of the Series 2 checklist cards, even an extra for my Angels team set.

So again, most are available for trade, just let me know.


  1. I've never seen that particular Fielder card before and those Pro-Visions 'art cards' actually look nice IMO.

    1. The only ProVision I ever kept was the '91 Mark McGuire with the American Flag background. Not a McGuire fan, just a sweet looking card.

    2. Yeah, I agree... Pro-Visions were pretty cool!

  2. I need both of those Glavines, and these base:

    1993 FLEER: 366, 377, 379x, 389, 396, 402, 403, 407, 408, 409, 413x, 416, 420, 421, 431, 432, 462, 469, 473, 491, 492, 497, 498, 499, 503, 504, 515x, 516, 527, 533, 540, 541, 545, 546, 547, 551, 552, 553, 557, 558, 560, 563, 564, 569, 582, 587, 589, 593, 600, 601, 606, 613, 614, 623, 624, 630, 635x, 642, 648, 649, 653, 655, 659, 677, 678, 683, 684, 690, 695, 696, 697, 702, 707, 708, 713, 714, 715, 720

    1. In fact on the Glavines: I need all but 3b, 6, 9b, and 12.

  3. That Griffey All-Star insert is fantastic! Kinda looks like Fleer was doing their best impersonation of 1956 Topps.

  4. I loved this set as a kid and this post has me considering looking for a couple of boxes. Not sure if you listen to the "Wax Ecstatic" podcast, but as I almost always do, I disagree with him about this. He thinks it's too boring. I love how clean the design was. There's also so much room for pictures.

  5. I need all Tiger base cards if available. Not sure how I managed to miss this set. Pro-Visions never did anything for me. The artist's rendering of Fielder is certainly not appealing.

  6. I would be interested in any Indians cards you pulled. 1993 is one year I am lacking in cards of the Indians.