Upper Deck’s Fleer Retro Football pictures released

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Card companies are taking lessons in history these days.

Upper Deck is readying 2012 Fleer Retro Football and the first pictures from this set have come out.

Iconic players and top 2012 rookies will be featured on retro base designs and inserts.

Here’s what Beckett had on Fleer Retro Football earlier this month. Look at the pictures and tell us what you think.

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.

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


  1. JC
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Sorry, but until (if ever) Upper Deck is licensed by the NFL again, I just don’t care what they come out with.

  2. camaro89
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    ugly like all upper deck products.

  3. Hscshooter
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Interesting to see if the Precious Metal Gems will ganer anything close to the Precious Metal Gems basketball in price.

    Posted October 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    I do like it. Keep up the good work upperdeck.

  5. ddizzal
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    need some rg33333333

  6. volsguy16
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    i sure hope they include current veterans. upper deck needs to get on the ball and do this. quit wasting the clc license. not everyone collects rookies and retired stars.

  7. David
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Topps already did this in like 2002 with Topps Heritage Football. Step up to the plate upperdeck and create something new.

  8. derek
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    I like it.. I am a college guy… screw the NFL.. I would like a bigger base set.. but love the retro designs

  9. Tom Waldron
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Funnt they change the insert ratio for basketball to FB. what does that tell you. Not to knock Upper Deck too much after all you hv to give it to them they are still viable even after many blunders.
    Again not spending a lot of money theses days .Doing a lot more retail than hobby for me with a much smaller wallett these days. I can see buying a few off the ‘bay. Wonder if a retail version is in the works.

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