1963 Fleer

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Description

1963 Fleer (ACC: R418-4) is a 67-card set and was the firm's short-lived attempt to break into the active-player baseball card business. Since Topps had a monopoly on the marketing baseball cards of current players with or without "confectionery products," each pack included a sugarless cherry "cookie." Players included in the set were either those (like 1962 NL MVP Maury Wills) passed over by Topps as Minor Leaguers, or those that let their "steak dinner" contracts with Topps expire.

The cards were printed in sheets of 66 with the scarce card of Joe Adcock (#46) replaced by the unnumbered checklist card for the final press run. A set is considered complete with both Adcock and the checklist. The only Rookie Card in this set is Wills.

'63 Fleer was intended to include multiple series, however Topps sued to prevent any future Fleer releases. It would be another 18 years until the next Fleer Baseball set.

Despite this, the star power of the checklist combined with the small set size has made '63 Fleer a collector favorite.

Distribution

24 packs per box, five cards plus one "cookie" per pack (MSRP: $0.05).

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Checklist

1 Steve Barber

2 Ron Hansen

3 Milt Pappas

4 Brooks Robinson

5 Willie Mays

6 Lou Clinton

7 Bill Monbouquette

8 Carl Yastrzemski

9 Ray Herbert

10 Jim Landis

11 Dick Donovan

12 Tito Francona

13 Jerry Kindall

14 Frank Lary

15 Dick Howser

16 Jerry Lumpe

17 Norm Siebern

18 Don Lee

19 Albie Pearson

20 Bob Rodgers

21 Leon Wagner

22 Jim Kaat

23 Vic Power

24 Rich Rollins

25 Bobby Richardson

26 Ralph Terry

27 Tom Cheney

28 Chuck Cottier

29 Jimmy Piersall

30 Dave Stenhouse

31 Glen Hobbie

32 Ron Santo

33 Gene Freese

34 Vada Pinson

35 Bob Purkey

36 Joe Amalfitano

37 Bob Aspromonte

38 Dick Farrell

39 Al Spangler

40 Tommy Davis

41 Don Drysdale

42 Sandy Koufax

43 Maury Wills RC

44 Frank Bolling

45 Warren Spahn

46 Joe Adcock SP

47 Roger Craig

48 Al Jackson

49 Rod Kanehl

50 Ruben Amaro, Sr.

51 Johnny Callison

52 Clay Dalrymple

53 Don Demeter

54 Art Mahaffey

55 Smoky Burgess

56 Roberto Clemente

57 Roy Face

58 Vern Law

59 Bill Mazeroski

60 Ken Boyer

61 Bob Gibson

62 Gene Oliver

63 Bill White

64 Orlando Cepeda

65 Jim Davenport

66 Billy O'Dell

NNO Checklist SP