The end of an era

21 03 2008

We regret to announce the untimely death of Fleer, L.L.C., who on the 19th of March was put out of its misery by a giant corporation who chose to release Spectrum series 6 instead of continuing the Fleer line. The deceased was reported to have shouted “It’s better to burn out, than fade away!” just before expiring. Fleer, L.L.C. is survived by 26 years of releases and 1,000,000+ gold medallion parallels. Funeral services will be held this Monday, March 24th. There will be a special performance by the Infamous Tatiana that is currently in pre-production. It will be much like the ‘Where Have All The Donruss Gone’ music video.

Stay tuned!


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4 responses

21 03 2008
Steve G.

And another part of my childhood dies.

21 03 2008
Chris Harris

For the record, the Fleer brand name isn’t going away. From what I understood from the UD PR-flak, UD will still continue to release Fleer baseball brands (i.e. Ultra, E-X, et al.). It’s just that “Fleer Baseball,” the brand dating back to 1981, will not be released in 2008.

And yes, I’d rather have 2008 Fleer baseball than 2008 Spectrum-Premium-Authentic-Exquisite-Black. (Or whatever they’re calling it.)

21 03 2008
dayf

Ya know, if they would have just killed them outright, I wouldn’t be upset. The company went bankrupt, stuff like that happens. The fact that they are killing off the base brand (with decades of brand loyalty) for no apparent reason while still trotting out the zombie corpses of the upscale brands is pure horse crap. Fleer was an ideal cheap pack base brand, but no, it’s better to throw out First Edition junk and yet another 300 dollar pack instead. Argh.

21 03 2008
JT

I will miss Fleer. Maybe I’ll try to build the 1990 set in its memory.

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