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Upper Deck readies Fleer Retro Football

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

On the heels of Fleer Retro basketball, Upper Deck is taking that success and hoping to transfer it to football.

Upper Deck Fleer Retro football is set to come out mid-February receiving a similar treatment.

Fleer Retro will contain six autographs per box and every box will have two inner boxes, each with 10 packs and five cards in every pack, according to sales information.

Autographics designs will come from 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. But Upper Deck is going a little further back in time by also using autograph designs from the early 1960s.

Fleer inserts have been popular with collectors over the years. Upper Deck will utilize them even if it means doing something new such as adding Jambalaya inserts in football for the first time.

Other inserts in Fleer Retro will include Precious Metal Gems (Red, Green and Blue), Golden Touch, A Cut Above, Noyz Boyz, Flair Hot Hands, Metal Championship Hardware, Intimidation Nation, Ultra Stars, Playmakers Theatre and Flair Legacy Row 0.

All the inserts have different odds with Fleer 1963 inserts being the easiest to find (1 in 12 packs) and Jambalaya being one of the most difficult (1 in 360 packs).

The base set will consist of 50 regular cards and 100 Rookies Sensations. There are 60 1997-98 Fleer Metal Rookies and 40 1997-98 Fleer Metal Retired.

Early presales are going for around $320, but the price and odds are subject to change.

We’ll update as more information and pictures become available.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Football. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.

4 Comments

Tom Waldron

Seriously In my humble opinion really. You do have to give Ud a lot of credit they have remained viable through the skin of their teeth. Nonetheless through star contracts and a Collegiate license.I’m at a loss to see how the Basketball inserts are going for such prices and I don’t see them staying as high I mean after all the odds are much better in these retro boxes that they ever were in the origianl products.
Just goes to show you how popular the 90’s inserts were and why haven’t any of the current license holders been able to capture that same intrest.
Thank for the update Susan

Posted October 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink
volsguy16

wow! wonder if they will actually include current veterans? all they ever use is retired players and rookies.. lets some current players upper deck. quit wasting the clc license.

Posted October 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink
Buster Brown

This will not work. The overseas people do not buy football cards. Go ahead suckers and plunk down
big money for this product and you will get scorched by King McWilliams and his band of thieves.
CLC deal will be over soon and UD will lose it.
Lebron will leaving soon.
Tiger is already on the prowl for a new company.

By the way has anyone seen King Richard? He has been missing since February.
Come back King Richard please come back the thieves are stealing you blind.

Posted October 8, 2012 at 8:45 am | Permalink
Jamie Case

More college ? It gets old after 3 years .

Posted October 8, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

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