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Description

1998 Fleer Tradition (the new name for Fleer's annual "flagship" baseball card product), was a 600-card set released in two series of 350 and 250 cards, respectively. This was the first time in five years, and only the second time ever, that Fleer/Fleer Tradition Baseball was released in multiple series. The base set utilized a full-color, non-bordered design with a gold foil-stamped nameplate at the bottom-center of the card. For the first time since 1995, Fleer utilized UV coating all base cards and for the first time ever, a Fleer flagship set contained short-printed subsets (some of which were insert sets used in previous 1990's Fleer products):

  • Smoke 'n Heat (301-310)
  • Golden Memories (311-320)
  • Tale of the Tape (321-340)
  • Unforgettable Moments (576-600)

Randomly inserted into Series One packs were 50 hand-numbered Fleer Flashback Exchange cards. Each of these cards could be exchanged for a framed, uncut press sheet from one of Fleer's baseball sets dating anywhere from 1981 to 1993.

The "Insert Mania" craze continued into 1998 and coincided with the Home Run Race of that summer, which brought the popularity of baseball to new highs and drove collector demand for baseball cards in general and specifically inserts and parallels.

Distribution

Hobby/Retail: 36 packs per box, 12 cards per pack (MSRP: $1.49)

Retail Blasters: 14 packs, 10 cards per pack (MSRP: $19.99)

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Series One Odds Series Two Odds
Base 600 - ? ?
Series 1 short set 310 - ? N/A
Golden Memories 20 - 1:6 N/A
Tale of the Tape 20 - 1:4 N/A
Series 2 short set 225 - N/A ?
Unforgettable Moments 25 - N/A 1:4
Vintage '63 128 - 1:1(H) 1:1(H)
Classic '63 128 63 (H) (H)
Diamond Standouts 20 - 1:12 N/A
Lumber Company 15 - 1:36(R) N/A
Rookie Sensations 20 - 1:18 N/A
The Power Game 20 - 1:36 N/A
Decade of Excellence 12 - 1:72(H) N/A
Decade of Excellence Rare Traditions 12 - 1:720(H) N/A
Zone 15 - 1:288 N/A
Promising Forecast 20 - N/A 1:12
In The Clutch 15 - N/A 1:20
Mickey Mantle Monumental Moments 10 - N/A 1:68
Mickey Mantle Monumental Moments Gold 10 51 N/A ?
Diamond Tribute 10 - N/A 1:300
Diamond Ink 10 - 1:1 1:1

(H) = Hobby packs only (R) = Retail packs only

Checklist

Promos

Alex Rodriguez Promo

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NOTE: 750 autographed copies of this card were randomly inserted into 1998 Ultra Series Two packs.

  • 100 Alex Rodriguez

Mickey Mantle & Sons Promo

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To commemorate Fleer's acquisition of his trading card rights for 1998, Fleer produced a special card of Mickey Mantle and his sons David and Danny for the SportsFest '98 card show in Philadelphia. The back of the card outlined Mickey Mantle's various card appearances in Fleer's 1998 products.

In addition, Danny and David appeared at the show and signed a limited number of cards.

NOTE: This card was reproduced for Fleer's 1998 National Sports Collectors Convention promotional set. That card has the 1998 NSCC logo on the reverse side and is sequentially-numbered "NC2." The card given away at SportsFest is not sequentially-numbered.

  • Mickey Mantle / David Mantle / Danny Mantle
  • Mickey Mantle / David Mantle / Danny Mantle AU

Postcard Mantle Promo

To promote the release of Fleer Tradition Series Two, Fleer mailed 3,500 serial-numbered postcards to their dealer network with a depiction of Mickey Mantle's Vintage '63 parallel. The back read, "Isn't it about time your customers complete their '63 set?"

  • Mickey Mantle

Diamond Skills Commemorative Sheet

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This 8-card unperforated sheet was distributed by Hobby shops that participated in Fleer's Diamond Skills youth baseball program. Each shop that enrolled with Fleer in early April 1998 received 25 sheets to give away to young baseball fans participating in the contest.

From April 1st through June 30th 1998, MLB and Fleer/SkyBox distributed more than 600,000 questionnaire surveys. Instructions directed participants to complete the survey and bring to a participating local card shop and purchase two packs of Fleer/SkyBox trading cards. In exchange for the two wrappers from those packs and the completed survey, the youth received one of these commemorative sheets.

Individual cards cut from this sheet have surfaced over the years and feature the "Diamond Skills" program logo on the card front (which was identical to the base card).

Jim Edmonds / Mike Piazza / Scott Rolen / Mark McGwire / Jeff Bagwell / Roger Clemens / Cal Ripken, Jr. / Derek Jeter

Base Set

Series One

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  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 2 Derek Jeter
  • 3 Gerald Williams
  • 4 Carlos Delgado
  • 5 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 6 Gary Sheffield
  • 7 Jeff King
  • 8 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 9 Matt Williams
  • 10 Chipper Jones
  • 11 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 12 Mark Grudzielanek
  • 13 Edgardo Alfonzo
  • 14 Andres Galarraga
  • 15 Tim Salmon
  • 16 Reggie Sanders
  • 17 Tony Clark
  • 18 Jason Kendall
  • 19 Juan Gonzalez
  • 20 Ben Grieve
  • 21 Roger Clemens
  • 22 Raul Mondesi
  • 23 Robin Ventura
  • 24 Derrek Lee
  • 25 Mark McGwire
  • 26 Luis Gonzalez
  • 27 Kevin Brown
  • 28 Kirk Rueter
  • 29 Bobby Estalella
  • 30 Shawn Green
  • 31 Greg Maddux
  • 32 Jorge Velandia
  • 33 Larry Walker
  • 34 Joey Cora
  • 35 Frank Thomas
  • 36 Curtis King RC
  • 37 Aaron Boone
  • 38 Curt Schilling
  • 39 Bruce Aven
  • 40 Ben McDonald
  • 41 Andy Ashby
  • 42 Jason McDonald
  • 43 Eric Davis
  • 44 Mark Grace
  • 45 Pedro Martinez
  • 46 Lou Collier
  • 47 Chan Ho Park
  • 48 Shane Halter
  • 49 Brian Hunter
  • 50 Jeff Bagwell
  • 51 Bernie Williams
  • 52 J.T. Snow
  • 53 Todd Greene
  • 54 Shannon Stewart
  • 55 Darren Bragg
  • 56 Fernando Tatis
  • 57 Darryl Kile
  • 58 Chris Stynes
  • 59 Javier Valentin
  • 60 Brian McRae
  • 61 Tom Evans
  • 62 Randall Simon
  • 63 Darrin Fletcher
  • 64 Jaret Wright
  • 65 Luis Ordaz
  • 66 Jose Canseco
  • 67 Edgar Renteria
  • 68 Jay Buhner
  • 69 Paul Konerko
  • 70 Adrian Brown
  • 71 Chris Carpenter
  • 72 Mike Lieberthal
  • 73 Dean Palmer
  • 74 Jorge Fabregas
  • 75 Stan Javier
  • 76 Damion Easley
  • 77 David Cone
  • 78 Aaron Sele
  • 79 Antonio Alfonseca
  • 80 Bobby Jones
  • 81 Dave Justice
  • 82 Jeffrey Hammonds
  • 83 Doug Glanville
  • 84 Jason Dickson
  • 85 Brad Radke
  • 86 David Segui
  • 87 Greg Vaughn
  • 88 Mike Cather RC
  • 89 Alex Fernandez
  • 90 Billy Taylor
  • 91 Jason Schmidt
  • 92 Mike DeJean RC
  • 93 Domingo Cedeno
  • 94 Jeff Cirillo
  • 95 Manny Aybar RC
  • 96 Jaime Navarro
  • 97 Dennis Reyes
  • 98 Barry Larkin
  • 99 Troy O'Leary
  • 100 Alex Rodriguez
  • 101 Pat Hentgen
  • 102 Bubba Trammell
  • 103 Glendon Rusch
  • 104 Kenny Lofton
  • 105 Craig Biggio
  • 106 Kelvim Escobar
  • 107 Mark Kotsay
  • 108 Rondell White
  • 109 Darren Oliver
  • 110 Jim Thome
  • 111 Rich Becker
  • 112 Chad Curtis
  • 113 Dave Hollins
  • 114 Bill Mueller
  • 115 Antone Williamson
  • 116 Tony Womack
  • 117 Randy Myers
  • 118 Rico Brogna
  • 119 Pat Watkins
  • 120 Eli Marrero
  • 121 Jay Bell
  • 122 Kevin Tapani
  • 123 Todd Erdos RC
  • 124 Neifi Perez
  • 125 Todd Hundley
  • 126 Jeff Abbott
  • 127 Todd Zeile
  • 128 Travis Fryman
  • 129 Sandy Alomar, Jr.
  • 130 Fred McGriff
  • 131 Richard Hidalgo
  • 132 Scott Spiezio
  • 133 John Valentin
  • 134 Quilvio Veras
  • 135 Mike Lansing
  • 136 Paul Molitor
  • 137 Randy Johnson
  • 138 Harold Baines
  • 139 Doug Jones
  • 140 Abraham Nunez
  • 141 Alan Benes
  • 142 Matt Perisho
  • 143 Chris Clemons
  • 144 Andy Pettitte
  • 145 Jason Giambi
  • 146 Moises Alou
  • 147 Chad Fox RC
  • 148 Felix Martinez
  • 149 Carlos Mendoza RC
  • 150 Scott Rolen
  • 151 Jose Cabrera RC
  • 152 Justin Thompson
  • 153 Ellis Burks
  • 154 Pokey Reese
  • 155 Bartolo Colon
  • 156 Ray Durham
  • 157 Ugueth Urbina
  • 158 Tom Goodwin
  • 159 Dave Dellucci RC
  • 160 Rod Beck
  • 161 Ramon Martinez
  • 162 Joe Carter
  • 163 Kevin Orie
  • 164 Trevor Hoffman
  • 165 Emil Brown
  • 166 Robb Nen
  • 167 Paul O'Neill
  • 168 Ryan Long
  • 169 Ray Lankford
  • 170 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 171 Rick Aguilera
  • 172 Deivi Cruz
  • 173 Ricky Bottalico
  • 174 Garret Anderson
  • 175 Jose Vizcaino
  • 176 Omar Vizquel
  • 177 Jeff Blauser
  • 178 Orlando Cabrera
  • 179 Russ Johnson
  • 180 Matt Stairs
  • 181 Will Cunnane
  • 182 Adam Riggs
  • 183 Matt Morris
  • 184 Mario Valdez
  • 185 Larry Sutton
  • 186 Marc Pisciotta RC
  • 187 Dan Wilson
  • 188 John Franco
  • 189 Darren Daulton
  • 190 Todd Helton
  • 191 Brady Anderson
  • 192 Ricardo Rincon
  • 193 Kevin Stocker
  • 194 Jose Valentin
  • 195 Ed Sprague
  • 196 Ryan McGuire
  • 197 Scott Eyre
  • 198 Steve Finley
  • 199 T.J. Mathews
  • 200 Mike Piazza
  • 201 Mark Wohlers
  • 202 Brian Giles
  • 203 Eduardo Perez
  • 204 Shigetoshi Hasegawa
  • 205 Mariano Rivera
  • 206 Jose Rosado
  • 207 Michael Coleman
  • 208 James Baldwin
  • 209 Russ Davis
  • 210 Billy Wagner
  • 211 Sammy Sosa
  • 212 Frank Catalanotto RC
  • 213 Delino DeShields
  • 214 John Olerud
  • 215 Heath Murray
  • 216 Jose Vidro
  • 217 Jim Edmonds
  • 218 Shawon Dunston
  • 219 Homer Bush
  • 220 Midre Cummings
  • 221 Tony Saunders
  • 222 Jeromy Burnitz
  • 223 Enrique Wilson
  • 224 Chili Davis
  • 225 Jerry DiPoto
  • 226 Dante Powell
  • 227 Javy Lopez
  • 228 Kevin Polcovich
  • 229 Deion Sanders
  • 230 Jimmy Key
  • 231 Rusty Greer
  • 232 Reggie Jefferson
  • 233 Ron Coomer
  • 234 Bob Higginson
  • 235 Magglio Ordonez RC
  • 236 Miguel Tejada
  • 237 Rick Gorecki
  • 238 Charles Johnson
  • 239 Lance Johnson
  • 240 Derek Bell
  • 241 Will Clark
  • 242 Brady Raggio
  • 243 Orel Hershiser
  • 244 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 245 John LeRoy
  • 246 Shawn Estes
  • 247 Brett Tomko
  • 248 Dave Nilsson
  • 249 Edgar Martinez
  • 250 Tony Gwynn
  • 251 Mark Bellhorn
  • 252 Jed Hansen
  • 253 Butch Huskey
  • 254 Eric Young
  • 255 Vinny Castilla
  • 256 Hideki Irabu
  • 257 Mike Cameron
  • 258 Juan Encarnacion
  • 259 Brian Rose
  • 260 Brad Ausmus
  • 261 Dan Serafini
  • 262 Willie Greene
  • 263 Troy Percival
  • 264 Jeff Wallace
  • 265 Richie Sexson
  • 266 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 267 Brad Fullmer
  • 268 Jeremi Gonzalez
  • 269 Rob Stanifer RC
  • 270 Mickey Morandini
  • 271 Andruw Jones
  • 272 Royce Clayton
  • 273 Takashi Kashiwada RC
  • 274 Steve Woodard
  • 275 Jose Cruz
  • 276 Keith Foulke
  • 277 Brad Rigby
  • 278 Tino Martinez
  • 279 Todd Jones
  • 280 John Wetteland
  • 281 Alex Gonzalez
  • 282 Ken Cloude
  • 283 Jose Guillen
  • 284 Danny Clyburn
  • 285 David Ortiz
  • 286 John Thomson
  • 287 Kevin Appier
  • 288 Ismael Valdes
  • 289 Gary DiSarcina
  • 290 Todd Dunwoody
  • 291 Wally Joyner
  • 292 Charles Nagy
  • 293 Jeff Shaw
  • 294 Kevin Millwood RC
  • 295 Rigo Beltran RC
  • 296 Jeff Frye
  • 297 Oscar Henriquez
  • 298 Mike Thurman
  • 299 Garrett Stephenson
  • 300 Barry Bonds

Smoke 'n Heat

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  • 301 Roger Clemens
  • 302 David Cone
  • 303 Hideki Irabu
  • 304 Randy Johnson
  • 305 Greg Maddux
  • 306 Pedro Martinez
  • 307 Mike Mussina
  • 308 Andy Pettitte
  • 309 Curt Schilling
  • 310 John Smoltz

Golden Memories

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  • 311 Roger Clemens
  • 312 Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 313 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 314 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 315 Tony Gwynn
  • 316 Hideki Irabu
  • 317 Randy Johnson
  • 318 Mark McGwire
  • 319 Curt Schilling
  • 320 Larry Walker

Tale of the Tape

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  • 321 Jeff Bagwell
  • 322 Albert Belle
  • 323 Barry Bonds
  • 324 Jay Buhner
  • 325 Tony Clark
  • 326 Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 327 Andres Galarraga
  • 328 Juan Gonzalez
  • 329 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 330 Andruw Jones
  • 331 Tino Martinez
  • 332 Mark McGwire
  • 333 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 334 Mike Piazza
  • 335 Manny Ramirez
  • 336 Alex Rodriguez
  • 337 Frank Thomas
  • 338 Jim Thome
  • 339 Mo Vaughn
  • 340 Larry Walker

Checklists

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  • 341 Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 342 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 343 Derek Jeter
  • 344 Andruw Jones
  • 345 Chipper Jones
  • 346 Greg Maddux
  • 347 Mike Piazza
  • 348 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 349 Alex Rodriguez
  • 350 Frank Thomas

Series Two

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  • 351 Mo Vaughn
  • 352 Andres Galarraga
  • 353 Roberto Alomar
  • 354 Darin Erstad
  • 355 Albert Belle
  • 356 Matt Williams
  • 357 Darryl Kile
  • 358 Kenny Lofton
  • 359 Orel Hershiser
  • 360 Bob Abreu
  • 361 Chris Widger
  • 362 Glenallen Hill
  • 363 Chili Davis
  • 364 Kevin Brown
  • 365 Marquis Grissom
  • 366 Livan Hernandez
  • 367 Moises Alou
  • 368 Matt Lawton
  • 369 Rey Ordonez
  • 370 Kenny Rogers
  • 371 Lee Stevens
  • 372 Wade Boggs
  • 373 Luis Gonzalez
  • 374 Jeff Conine
  • 375 Esteban Loaiza
  • 376 Jose Canseco
  • 377 Henry Rodriguez
  • 378 Dave Burba
  • 379 Todd Hollandsworth
  • 380 Ron Gant
  • 381 Pedro Martinez
  • 382 Ryan Klesko
  • 383 Derrek Lee
  • 384 Doug Glanville
  • 385 David Wells
  • 386 Ken Caminiti
  • 387 Damon Hollins
  • 388 Manny Ramirez
  • 389 Mike Mussina
  • 390 Jay Bell
  • 391 Mike Piazza
  • 392 Mike Lansing
  • 393 Mike Hampton
  • 394 Geoff Jenkins
  • 395 Jimmy Haynes
  • 396 Scott Servais
  • 397 Kent Mercker
  • 398 Jeff Kent
  • 399 Kevin Elster
  • 400 Masato Yoshii RC
  • 401 Jose Vizcaino
  • 402 Javier Martinez RC
  • 403 David Segui
  • 404 Tony Saunders
  • 405 Karim Garcia
  • 406 Armando Benitez
  • 407 Joe Randa
  • 408 Vic Darensbourg
  • 409 Sean Casey
  • 410 Eric Milton
  • 411 Trey Moore
  • 412 Mike Stanley
  • 413 Tom Gordon
  • 414 Hal Morris
  • 415 Braden Looper
  • 416 Mike Kelly
  • 417 John Smoltz
  • 418 Roger Cedeno
  • 419 Al Leiter
  • 420 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 421 Felix Rodriguez
  • 422 Bip Roberts
  • 423 Ken Hill
  • 424 Jermaine Allensworth
  • 425 Esteban Yan RC
  • 426 Scott Karl
  • 427 Sean Berry
  • 428 Rafael Medina
  • 429 Javier Vazquez
  • 430 Rickey Henderson
  • 431 Adam Butler
  • 432 Todd Stottlemyre
  • 433 Yamil Benitez
  • 434 Sterling Hitchcock
  • 435 Paul Sorrento
  • 436 Bobby Ayala
  • 437 Tim Raines
  • 438 Chris Hoiles
  • 439 Rod Beck
  • 440 Donnie Sadler
  • 441 Charles Johnson
  • 442 Russ Ortiz
  • 443 Pedro Astacio
  • 444 Wilson Alvarez
  • 445 Mike Blowers
  • 446 Todd Zeile
  • 447 Mel Rojas
  • 448 F.P. Santangelo
  • 449 Dmitri Young
  • 450 Brian Anderson
  • 451 Cecil Fielder
  • 452 Roberto Hernandez
  • 453 Todd Walker
  • 454 Tyler Green
  • 455 Jorge Posada
  • 456 Geronimo Berroa
  • 457 Jose Silva
  • 458 Bobby Bonilla
  • 459 Walt Weiss
  • 460 Darren Dreifort
  • 461 B.J. Surhoff
  • 462 Quinton McCracken
  • 463 Derek Lowe
  • 464 Jorge Fabregas
  • 465 Joey Hamilton
  • 466 Brian Jordan
  • 467 Allen Watson
  • 468 John Jaha
  • 469 Heathcliff Slocumb
  • 470 Gregg Jefferies
  • 471 Scott Brosius
  • 472 Chad Ogea
  • 473 A.J. Hinch
  • 474 Bobby Smith
  • 475 Brian Moehler
  • 476 Darond Stovall
  • 477 Kevin Young
  • 478 Jeff Suppan
  • 479 Marty Cordova
  • 480 John Halama RC
  • 481 Bubba Trammell
  • 482 Mike Caruso
  • 483 Eric Karros
  • 484 Jamey Wright
  • 485 Mike Sweeney
  • 486 Aaron Sele
  • 487 Cliff Floyd
  • 488 Jeff Brantley
  • 489 Jim Leyritz
  • 490 Denny Neagle
  • 491 Travis Fryman
  • 492 Carlos Baerga
  • 493 Eddie Taubensee
  • 494 Darryl Strawberry
  • 495 Brian Johnson
  • 496 Randy Myers
  • 497 Jeff Blauser
  • 498 Jason Wood
  • 499 Rolando Arrojo RC
  • 500 Johnny Damon
  • 501 Jose Mercedes
  • 502 Tony Batista
  • 503 Mike Piazza
  • 504 Hideo Nomo
  • 505 Chris Gomez
  • 506 Jesus Sanchez RC
  • 507 Al Martin
  • 508 Brian Edmondson
  • 509 Joe Girardi
  • 510 Shayne Bennett
  • 511 Joe Carter
  • 512 Dave Mlicki
  • 513 Rich Butler RC
  • 514 Dennis Eckersley
  • 515 Travis Lee
  • 516 John Mabry
  • 517 Jose Mesa
  • 518 Phil Nevin
  • 519 Raul Casanova
  • 520 Mike Fetters
  • 521 Gary Sheffield
  • 522 Terry Steinbach
  • 523 Steve Trachsel
  • 524 Josh Booty
  • 525 Darryl Hamilton
  • 526 Mark McLemore
  • 527 Kevin Stocker
  • 528 Bret Boone
  • 529 Shane Andrews
  • 530 Robb Nen
  • 531 Carl Everett
  • 532 LaTroy Hawkins
  • 533 Fernando Vina
  • 534 Michael Tucker
  • 535 Mark Langston
  • 536 Mickey Mantle
  • 537 Bernard Gilkey
  • 538 Francisco Cordova
  • 539 Mike Bordick
  • 540 Fred McGriff
  • 541 Cliff Politte
  • 542 Jason Varitek
  • 543 Shawon Dunston
  • 544 Brian Meadows
  • 545 Pat Meares
  • 546 Carlos Perez
  • 547 Desi Relaford
  • 548 Antonio Osuna
  • 549 Devon White
  • 550 Sean Runyan
  • 551 Mickey Morandini
  • 552 Dave Martinez
  • 553 Jeff Fassero
  • 554 Ryan Jackson RC
  • 555 Stan Javier
  • 556 Jaime Navarro
  • 557 Jose Offerman
  • 558 Mike Lowell RC
  • 559 Darrin Fletcher
  • 560 Mark Lewis
  • 561 Dante Bichette
  • 562 Chuck Finley
  • 563 Kerry Wood
  • 564 Andy Benes
  • 565 Freddy Garcia
  • 566 Tom Glavine
  • 567 Jon Nunnally
  • 568 Miguel Cairo
  • 569 Shane Reynolds
  • 570 Roberto Kelly

Checklists

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  • 571 Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 572 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 573 Mark McGwire
  • 574 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 575 Frank Thomas

Unforgettable Moments

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  • 576 Jeff Bagwell
  • 577 Barry Bonds
  • 578 Tony Clark
  • 579 Roger Clemens
  • 580 Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 581 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 582 Juan Gonzalez
  • 583 Ben Grieve
  • 584 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 585 Tony Gwynn
  • 586 Derek Jeter
  • 587 Randy Johnson
  • 588 Chipper Jones
  • 589 Greg Maddux
  • 590 Mark McGwire
  • 591 Andy Pettitte
  • 592 Paul Molitor
  • 593 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 594 Alex Rodriguez
  • 595 Scott Rolen
  • 596 Curt Schilling
  • 597 Frank Thomas
  • 598 Jim Thome
  • 599 Larry Walker
  • 600 Bernie Williams

Parallels

Vintage '63

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Vintage '63 was a 128-card, Hobby-exclusive, partial parallel spread across both series. Player photos were the same as the base set but the cards utilized the design from the 1963 Fleer set. Each 64-card series contained 63 cards plus one unnumbered checklist.

Series One

  • 1 Jason Dickson
  • 2 Tim Salmon
  • 3 Andruw Jones
  • 4 Chipper Jones
  • 5 Kenny Lofton
  • 6 Greg Maddux
  • 7 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 8 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 9 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 10 Mark Grace
  • 11 Sammy Sosa
  • 12 Frank Thomas
  • 13 Deion Sanders
  • 14 Sandy Alomar, Jr.
  • 15 Dave Justice
  • 16 Jim Thome
  • 17 Matt Williams
  • 18 Jaret Wright
  • 19 Vinny Castilla
  • 20 Andres Galarraga
  • 21 Todd Helton
  • 22 Larry Walker
  • 23 Tony Clark
  • 24 Moises Alou
  • 25 Kevin Brown
  • 26 Charles Johnson
  • 27 Edgar Renteria
  • 28 Gary Sheffield
  • 29 Jeff Bagwell
  • 30 Craig Biggio
  • 31 Raul Mondesi
  • 32 Mike Piazza
  • 33 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 34 Paul Molitor
  • 35 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 36 Pedro Martinez
  • 37 Todd Hundley
  • 38 Derek Jeter
  • 39 Tino Martinez
  • 40 Paul O'Neill
  • 41 Andy Pettitte
  • 42 Mariano Rivera
  • 43 Bernie Williams
  • 44 Ben Grieve
  • 45 Scott Rolen
  • 46 Curt Schilling
  • 47 Jason Kendall
  • 48 Tony Womack
  • 49 Ray Lankford
  • 50 Mark McGwire
  • 51 Matt Morris
  • 52 Tony Gwynn
  • 53 Barry Bonds
  • 54 Jay Buhner
  • 55 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 56 Randy Johnson
  • 57 Edgar Martinez
  • 58 Alex Rodriguez
  • 59 Juan Gonzalez
  • 60 Rusty Greer
  • 61 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 62 Roger Clemens
  • 63 Jose Cruz

Series Two

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  • 64 Darin Erstad
  • 65 Jay Bell
  • 66 Andy Benes
  • 67 Mickey Mantle
  • 68 Karim Garcia
  • 69 Travis Lee
  • 70 Matt Williams
  • 71 Andres Galarraga
  • 72 Tom Glavine
  • 73 Ryan Klesko
  • 74 Denny Neagle
  • 75 John Smoltz
  • 76 Roberto Alomar
  • 77 Joe Carter
  • 78 Mike Mussina
  • 79 B.J. Surhoff
  • 80 Dennis Eckersley
  • 81 Pedro Martinez
  • 82 Mo Vaughn
  • 83 Henry Rodriguez
  • 84 Kerry Wood
  • 85 Albert Belle
  • 86 Sean Casey
  • 87 Travis Fryman
  • 88 Kenny Lofton
  • 89 Darryl Kile
  • 90 Mike Lansing
  • 91 Bobby Bonilla
  • 92 Cliff Floyd
  • 93 Livan Hernandez
  • 94 Derrek Lee
  • 95 Moises Alou
  • 96 Shane Reynolds
  • 97 Mike Piazza
  • 98 Johnny Damon
  • 99 Eric Karros
  • 100 Hideo Nomo
  • 101 Marquis Grissom
  • 102 Matt Lawton
  • 103 Todd Walker
  • 104 Gary Sheffield
  • 105 Bernard Gilkey
  • 106 Rey Ordonez
  • 107 Chili Davis
  • 108 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 109 Charles Johnson
  • 110 Rickey Henderson
  • 111 Bob Abreu
  • 112 Doug Glanville
  • 113 Gregg Jefferies
  • 114 Al Martin
  • 115 Kevin Young
  • 116 Ron Gant
  • 117 Kevin Brown
  • 118 Ken Caminiti
  • 119 Joey Hamilton
  • 120 Jeff Kent
  • 121 Wade Boggs
  • 122 Quinton McCracken
  • 123 Fred McGriff
  • 124 Paul Sorrento
  • 125 Jose Canseco
  • 126 Randy Myers

Classic '63

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A gold-foil, diamond-stamped "Classic '63" parallel was available for all players in the Vintage '63 set. Each Classic '63 card is serial-numbered to 63 copies.

Inserts

Diamond Standouts

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This 20-card, Series One set highlighted some of the game's top performers on a color-foiled background featuring both a baseball diamond and geological diamonds.

  • 1 DS Jeff Bagwell
  • 2 DS Barry Bonds
  • 3 DS Roger Clemens
  • 4 DS Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 5 DS Andres Galarraga
  • 6 DS Nomar Garciaparra
  • 7 DS Juan Gonzalez
  • 8 DS Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 9 DS Derek Jeter
  • 10 DS Randy Johnson
  • 11 DS Chipper Jones
  • 12 DS Kenny Lofton
  • 13 DS Greg Maddux
  • 14 DS Pedro Martinez
  • 15 DS Mark McGwire
  • 16 DS Mike Piazza
  • 17 DS Alex Rodriguez
  • 18 DS Curt Schilling
  • 19 DS Frank Thomas
  • 20 DS Larry Walker

Lumber Company

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This 15-card set highlighted some of the top hitters in the game at the time on a foil card background that resembled wood-grain. This set is only available in Series One retail packs.

  • 1 LC Jeff Bagwell
  • 2 LC Barry Bonds
  • 3 LC Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 4 LC Nomar Garciaparra
  • 5 LC Juan Gonzalez
  • 6 LC Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 7 LC Tony Gwynn
  • 8 LC Chipper Jones
  • 9 LC Tino Martinez
  • 10 LC Mark McGwire
  • 11 LC Mike Piazza
  • 12 LC Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 13 LC Alex Rodriguez
  • 14 LC Frank Thomas
  • 15 LC Larry Walker

Rookie Sensations

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This 20-card Series One insert was the seventh iteration of the notable set and highlighted the top young players in the game on a canvas card background featuring a stone-colored border design pattern.

  • 1 RS Mike Cameron
  • 2 RS Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 3 RS Jason Dickson
  • 4 RS Kelvim Escobar
  • 5 RS Nomar Garciaparra
  • 6 RS Ben Grieve
  • 7 RS Vladimir Guerrero
  • 8 RS Wilton Guerrero
  • 9 RS Jose Guillen
  • 10 RS Todd Helton
  • 11 RS Livan Hernandez
  • 12 RS Hideki Irabu
  • 13 RS Andruw Jones
  • 14 RS Matt Morris
  • 15 RS Magglio Ordonez
  • 16 RS Neifi Perez
  • 17 RS Scott Rolen
  • 18 RS Fernando Tatis
  • 19 RS Brett Tomko
  • 20 RS Jaret Wright

The Power Game

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This 20-card Series One set featured some of the top home run hitters and strike out pitchers in the game on a team-colored, embossed background.

  • 1 PG Jeff Bagwell
  • 2 PG Albert Belle
  • 3 PG Barry Bonds
  • 4 PG Tony Clark
  • 5 PG Roger Clemens
  • 6 PG Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 7 PG Andres Galarraga
  • 8 PG Nomar Garciaparra
  • 9 PG Juan Gonzalez
  • 10 PG Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 11 PG Randy Johnson
  • 12 PG Greg Maddux
  • 13 PG Pedro Martinez
  • 14 PG Tino Martinez
  • 15 PG Mark McGwire
  • 16 PG Mike Piazza
  • 17 PG Curt Schilling
  • 18 PG Frank Thomas
  • 19 PG Jim Thome
  • 20 PG Larry Walker

Decade of Excellence

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This set, exclusive to Series One Hobby packs, highlighted 12 players who appeared in both the 1988 and 1998 Fleer sets. Each card is done in the style of the '88 Fleer set, but is not a reprint since different photography is used. Each card also had "Decade of Excellence" foil-stamped on the front.

The set was also available in a "Rare Traditions" parallel that had the blue and red diagonal stripes foil stamped.

  • 1 DE Roberto Alomar
  • 2 DE Barry Bonds
  • 3 DE Roger Clemens
  • 4 DE David Cone
  • 5 DE Andres Galarraga
  • 6 DE Mark Grace
  • 7 DE Tony Gwynn
  • 8 DE Randy Johnson
  • 9 DE Greg Maddux
  • 10 DE Mark McGwire
  • 11 DE Paul O'Neill
  • 12 DE Cal Ripken, Jr.

Zone

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This 15-card Series One set highlighted some of the best players in the game at the time on a wave-patterned, silver holographic foil background.

  • 1 Z Jeff Bagwell
  • 2 Z Barry Bonds
  • Roger Clemens
  • 4 Z Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 5 Z Nomar Garciaparra
  • 6 Z Juan Gonzalez
  • 7 Z Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 8 Z Tony Gwynn
  • 9 Z Chipper Jones
  • 10 Z Greg Maddux
  • 11 Z Mark McGwire
  • 12 Z Mike Piazza
  • 13 Z Alex Rodriguez
  • 14 Z Frank Thomas
  • 15 Z Larry Walker

Million Dollar Moments

See 1997 Fleer Million Dollar Moments.

Promising Forecast

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This 20-card Series Two set featured young players with the most potential to become stars in the game on a weather radar-map themed background.

  • 1 PF Rolando Arrojo
  • 2 PF Sean Casey
  • 3 PF Brad Fullmer
  • 4 PF Karim Garcia
  • 5 PF Ben Grieve
  • 6 PF Todd Helton
  • 7 PF Richard Hidalgo
  • 8 PF A.J. Hinch
  • 9 PF Paul Konerko
  • 10 PF Mark Kotsay
  • 11 PF Derrek Lee
  • 12 PF Travis Lee
  • 13 PF Eric Milton
  • 14 PF Magglio Ordonez
  • 15 PF David Ortiz
  • 16 PF Brian Rose
  • 17 PF Miguel Tejada
  • 18 PF Jason Varitek
  • 19 PF Enrique Wilson
  • 20 PF Kerry Wood

In The Clutch

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This 15-card Series Two set featured some of the best "crunch-time" performers in the game on a circular holographic green (to resemble a scoreboard) background.

  • 1 IC Jeff Bagwell
  • 2 IC Barry Bonds
  • 3 IC Roger Clemens
  • 4 IC Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 5 IC Nomar Garciaparra
  • 6 IC Juan Gonzalez
  • 7 IC Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 8 IC Tony Gwynn
  • 9 IC Derek Jeter
  • 10 IC Chipper Jones
  • 11 IC Greg Maddux
  • 12 IC Mark McGwire
  • 13 IC Mike Piazza
  • 14 IC Frank Thomas
  • 15 IC Larry Walker

Mickey Mantle Monumental Moments

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In the spring of 1998, Fleer signed an exclusive trading card contract with the estate of Mickey Mantle and to celebrate, created this 10-card career highlights set. The set was similar to Upper Deck's Baseball Heroes inserts and featured various black and white photos of Mantle with a large, blue-foil nameplate that ran vertically down the side of the card. These inserts were randomly inserted into Series Two packs at the rate of 1:68 to match his final season, 1968.

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A Gold Edition parallel was also produced and featured a gold holographic "Gold Edition" stamp on the front for distinction. Further, each Gold Edition parallel was serial-numbered to 51 copies, matching the year (1951) Mantle made his Major League debut.

  • 1 MM Mickey Mantle
  • 2 MM Mickey Mantle
  • 3 MM Mickey Mantle / Phil Rizzuto
  • 4 MM Mickey Mantle
  • 5 MM Mickey Mantle
  • 6 MM Mickey Mantle
  • 7 MM Mickey Mantle
  • 8 MM Mickey Mantle
  • 9 MM Mickey Mantle
  • 10 MM Mickey Mantle

Diamond Tribute

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This ten-card Series Two set highlighted some of the top players in the game on a die-cut baseball design layered on top of a second background layer. Because of the layered card design and finish used for both layers, this set is condition sensitive and prone to chipping.

  • 1 DT Jeff Bagwell
  • 2 DT Roger Clemens
  • 3 DT Nomar Garciaparra
  • 4 DT Juan Gonzalez
  • 5 DT Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 6 DT Mark McGwire
  • 7 DT Mike Piazza
  • 8 DT Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 9 DT Alex Rodriguez
  • 10 DT Frank Thomas

Autographs

Diamond Ink

See 1998 Fleer Diamond Ink