2013 Fleer Retro Baseball CardsBrand: Fleer
Please note, Upper Deck has cancelled 2013 Fleer Retro Baseball.
2013 Fleer Retro Baseball marks Upper Deck's return to the diamond under a new MLBPA license. Bringing back several Fleer-branded inserts, primarily from the 1990s, the high-end release is a kick of nostalgia for many long-time collectors.
The 2013 Fleer Retro Baseball base set consists of 100 cards. They are split evenly between 1960 and 1961 Fleer Greats. Every other pack also has a 1992 Fleer Rookie Sensations card. Because Upper Deck has a license with the MLBPA and not MLB, images do not use uniforms or MLB logos. Instead Upper Deck will rely on photo shoot images and college shots.
Every 2013 Fleer Retro Baseball hobby box has a total of six autographs. Leading the way are Autographics and Fresh Ink designs inspired by 1999 and 2000 designs. 2000 Fleer College Greats of the Game Autographs pictures signers in their varsity gear. Player ink is also found on parallels from the 1960 Fleer Greats and 1961 Fleer Greats, and 1992 Fleer Rookie Sensations sets.
2013 Fleer Retro Baseball marks the first time the Retro brand has memorabilia cards. Approximately every other box has a Feel the Game card that look similar to those found in 2000 Fleer Mystique.
Much of the release's attention comes from the 90s-themed inserts, which fall a total of four per box (two per mini box):
- 1998 Intimidation Nation 1:90 packs
- 1997-98 Metal Championship Hardware 1:90 packs
- 1997 Fleer Diamond Tribute 1:90 packs
- 1997 Fleer Ultra Stars 1:90 packs
- 1994 Flair Hot Gloves 1:90 packs
- 1998-99 Skybox Noyz Boyz 1:120 packs
- 1996-97 EX A Cut Above 1:120 packs
- 1997-98 Fleer Golden Touch 1:90 packs
- 1998 Metal Universe #/50
- 1999 Metal Universe #/50
- 1997-98 Precious Metal Gems Red #/100
- 1997-98 Precious Metal Gems Blue #/50
- 1997-98 Precious Metal Gems Green #/10
- 1997 Flair Legacy Row 0 #/100
- 1997-98 Jambalaya 1:360 packs
- 1998 Flair Perfect 10 #/10
- 1997 Skybox Essential Credential #/299
- 1997 Skybox Essential Credential Parallel #/99
Estimated Release Date: Cancelled
Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: High-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Nostalgic Collectors, Autograph Collectors
2013 Fleer Retro Baseball Box Break
- 6 Autographs
- 4 1990s-Themed Inserts
- 10 Rookie Sensations
- 100 Total Cards