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Old 12-17-2012, 04:46 PM
RobertGT RobertGT is offline
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Default 1986-87 Fleer Basketball print run


Anyone have a good idea on the approximate print run of the iconic 1986-87 Fleer Basketball set? I've read that the 1987-88 Fleer Basketball was released in much more limited quantities due to the initial lack of popularity of the 86-87. Of course that set then exploded. So the 87-88 is actually tougher.

I was wondering if someone knows what would be a good approximate equivalent in the baseball realm. I doubt it was similar to the 86 Fleer baseball or 86 Topps, but is 84 Donruss a good approximation? Does anyone think there are huge untapped quantities of 86-87 Fleer still out there? I don't see a lot other than what's on ebay.

Thanks in advance. Rob

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:20 PM
Orioles1954 Orioles1954 is offline
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Several million cards but at a fraction of any 1980s baseball mainstream set.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:46 PM
sportscollector sportscollector is offline
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i dont think 86 fleer basketball was printed in the millions but it was in the hundreds of thousands for sure

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:50 PM
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If I were to give you an approximation on print run, I would say close to what you see for 1987 Fleer glossy. You see a fair amount of it but not many people have a ton of it. However, while I believe there are likely thousands of still-unopened 1987 Fleer glossy sets, there are probably only several hundred unopened original boxes remaining. Even back in 1990, 1986 Fleer boxes were commanding $1800.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:42 PM
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One of my biggest hobby mistakes.

When the 86 Fleer came out the McCrorys in the local mall had an entire island of them. Probably 4ftx2 ft 3-4 boxes deep with couple shelves above with more. And the whole base of the display unit was full too.

I bought about 10 packs and figured I'd come back on payday and get a box or two if I liked them. That was maybe Tuesday. Friday night.........Nothing. Entirely sold out.

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