1961 Fleer Greats Baseball Card Set 154/154Go Back
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1961 Fleer Baseball Greats marks the second straight attempt by Fleer to offer a set exclusively filled with former players. Like the the 1960 release, the ’61 set was not well received by collectors upon release. However, the updated design and larger checklist has made 1961 Fleer Baseball more popular over the years.
Issued in two series over consecutive years, 1961 Fleer Baseball contains cards #1-88, while the 1962 set covers cards #89 -154. Each series begins with a checklist card showing multiple players on the front, and both series have subjects arranged in alphabetical order. Technically a 1961-62 set, most collectors still refer to it as a 1961 product. The first series is more common than the second release, so there is a slight premium for the high-number cards.
Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth anchor the 1961 Fleer Baseball set. Other key cards in the release include the multi-player combo cards of Home Run Baker, Ty Cobb and Zach Wheat, as well as George Sisler and Pie Traynor. Both cards are also checklists for their respective series.
Presented is a complete 1961 Fleer Baseball set 154/154. The cards remain in great mid-grade condition (EX+) considering their vintage. They remained well protected and preserved in a collector’s box for many years.