Upper Deck releases Fleer Retro Football


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Upper Deck has taken hold of the Fleer Retro name this year, bringing back inserts that many thought died in the 1990s.

Fleer Retro Football is out with a number of cards from the new set showing up on eBay.

Fleer Retro is not about the hits in the recent sense of the word. There are autographs in the product, but the real excitement seems to come when pulling one of the rare inserts such as this Jambalaya Joe Namath card.

Precious Metal Gems also seem to be popular out of the gate – there are just 10 copies of the Emerald version like this Aaron Rodgers card.

Fleer Retro was popular in basketball this season. Many cards sold for hundreds, even thousands of dollars on the secondary market. Some of the inserts might not translate as well to football, but it will be interesting to see how collectors respond to this college-centric product.

There are names that could draw a lot of attention such as John Elway, Robert Griffin III and Doug Martin.

Here are other notable eBay auctions from Fleer Retro Football so far:

2012 Fleer Retro Football Nick Toon Autographics
2012 Fleer Retro Doug Martin Metal Universe
2012 Fleer Retro Kirk Cousins Autographics
2012 Fleer Retro Robert Griffin III Metal Universe
2012 Fleer Retro Garrison Hearst Precious Metal Gems Ruby
2012 Fleer Retro Doug Martin A Cut Above
2012 Fleer Retro Steve Young Playmakers Theatre

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


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  1. kstjst 12 March, 2013 at 22:25

    just busted a box because i saw this article during lunch…cost me $367…got…crap…very much over hyped if you ask me…and i’m not saying that because of the bad bust.

  2. Steve 15 March, 2013 at 12:35

    Great designs, begging for the NFL license, not these airbrushed college photos… FAIL!

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