2003 Flair Greats

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Description

2003 Flair Greats is a 133-card set released exclusively to Hobby outlets in December, 2002. The product is an extension of Fleer's popular "Greats of the Game" line and, as the name suggests, the design is identical to that of the 2002 Flair base set. Each 20-pack Hobby box will yield two game-used memorabilia cards and one oversized Sweet Swatch Classic box topper.

The final 38 cards in the base set are exclusive to specially-marked, regionally distributed, "Home Team" boxes. Each four-box Home Team case came with three regular Hobby boxes and one "Home Team" box. Each Home Team box contains one randomly inserted pack that has four short-printed Home Team base cards plus one Home Team pack-exclusive game-used memorabilia card. There are five Home Team subsets: Red Sox (cards #96-102), Dodgers (cards #103-110), Giants (cards #111-117), Yankees (cards #118-125), and Cardinals (cards #126-133).

Distribution

Hobby: 20 packs plus one Sweet Swatch card per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $4.99). 12 boxes per case.

Home Team: 20 packs plus one Sweet Swatch card per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $4.99). 3 boxes plus one Home Team box per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 133 - ?
short set 95 - 4:1
Home Team 38 - 4:1h
Ballpark Heroes 9 - 1:10
Classic Numbers 13 - 1:20
Greats of the Grain 9 50 ?
Classic Numbers Game Used 11 - 1:24
Classic Numbers Game Used Patch 11 25 ?
Classic Numbers Dual Game Used 8 250 ?
Cut of History Game Used 27 - 1:10
Cut of History Game Used Gold 26 100 ?
Cut of History Autographs 6 varies ?
Bat Rack Classics Trios 8 300 ?
Bat Rack Classics Quads 5 150 ?
Home Team Cuts Game Used 17 - 1:20h
Home Team Cuts Game Used Dual 5 varies ?h
Ozzie Smith Hall of Fame Postmark 1 2002 ?
Ozzie Smith Hall of Fame Postmark Autograph 1 202 ?
Sweet Swatch Classic Bat 12 varies *
Sweet Swatch Classic Bat Image 4 varies *
Sweet Swatch Classic Bat Image Autographs 4 40 *
Sweet Swatch Classic Jersey 17 varies *
Sweet Swatch Classic Patch 16 varies *
Sweet Swatch Classic Patch Masterpiece 16 one-of-one *

h: Exclusive to Home Team packs.
*: One Sweet Swatch card per sealed Hobby box.

Checklist

Promo

An Al Kaline card was issued to promoted the set.

Base Set

1 Ozzie Smith

2 Red Schoendienst

3 Harmon Killebrew

4 Ralph Kiner

5 Johnny Bench

6 Al Kaline

7 Bobby Doerr

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 Enos Slaughter

10 Phil Rizzuto

11 Luis Aparicio

12 Pee Wee Reese

13 Richie Ashburn

14 Ernie Banks

15 Earl Weaver

16 Whitey Ford

17 Brooks Robinson

18 Lou Boudreau

19 Robin Yount

20 Mike Schmidt

21 Bob Lemon

22 Stan Musial

23 Joe Morgan

24 Early Wynn

25 Willie Stargell

26 Yogi Berra

27 Juan Marichal

28 Rick Ferrell

29 Rod Carew

30 Jim Bunning

31 Fergie Jenkins

32 Steve Carlton

33 Larry Doby

34 Nolan Ryan

35 Phil Niekro

36 Billy Williams

37 Hal Newhouser

38 Bob Feller

39 Lou Brock

40 Monte Irvin

41 Eddie Mathews

42 Rollie Fingers

43 Gaylord Perry

44 Reggie Jackson

45 Bob Gibson

46 Robin Roberts

47 Tom Seaver

48 Willie McCovey

49 Hoyt Wilhelm

50 George Kell

51 Warren Spahn

52 Catfish Hunter

53 Dom DiMaggio

54 Joe Medwick

55 Johnny Pesky

56 Steve Garvey

57 Harry Heilmann

58 Dave Winfield

59 Andre Dawson

60 Jimmie Foxx

61 Buddy Bell

62 Gabby Hartnett

63 Babe Ruth

64 Dizzy Dean

65 Hank Greenberg

66 Don Drysdale

67 Gary Carter

68 Wade Boggs

69 Tony Perez

70 Mickey Cochrane

71 Bill Dickey

72 George Brett

73 Honus Wagner

74 George Sisler

75 Walter Johnson

76 Ron Santo

77 Roy Campanella

78 Roger Maris

79 Kirby Puckett

80 Alan Trammell

81 Don Mattingly

82 Ty Cobb

83 Lou Gehrig

84 Jackie Robinson

85 Billy Martin

86 Paul Molitor

87 Duke Snider

88 Thurman Munson

89 Luke Appling

90 Ernie Lombardi

91 Rube Waddell

92 Travis Jackson

93 Joe Sewell

94 King Kelly

95 Heinie Manush


Home Team

Red Sox

These cards are exclusive to Red Sox Home Team boxes.

96 Bobby Doerr

97 Johnny Pesky

98 Wade Boggs

99 Tony Conigliaro

100 Carlton Fisk

101 Rico Petrocelli

102 Jim Rice


Dodgers

These cards are exclusive to Dodgers Home Team boxes.

103 Al Lopez

104 Pee Wee Reese

105 Tommy Lasorda

106 Gil Hodges

107 Jackie Robinson

108 Duke Snider

109 Don Drysdale

110 Steve Garvey


Giants

These cards are exclusive to Giants Home Team boxes.

111 Hoyt Wilhelm

112 Juan Marichal

113 Monte Irvin

114 Willie McCovey

115 Travis Jackson

116 Bobby Bonds

117 Orlando Cepeda


Yankees

These cards are exclusive to Yankees Home Team boxes.

118 Whitey Ford

119 Phil Rizzuto

120 Reggie Jackson

121 Yogi Berra

122 Roger Maris

123 Don Mattingly

124 Babe Ruth

125 Dave Winfield


Cardinals

These cards are exclusive to Cardinals Home Team boxes.

126 Bob Gibson

127 Enos Slaughter

128 Joe Medwick

129 Lou Brock

130 Ozzie Smith

131 Stan Musial

132 Steve Carlton

133 Dizzy Dean


Inserts

Ballpark Heroes

1 Nolan Ryan

2 Babe Ruth

3 Honus Wagner

4 Ty Cobb

5 Ernie Banks

6 Mike Schmidt

7 Duke Snider

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 Stan Musial


Classic Numbers

1 Jackie Robinson

2 Willie McCovey

3 Brooks Robinson

4 Reggie Jackson

5 Ozzie Smith

6 Johnny Bench

7 Yogi Berra

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 George Brett

10 Thurman Munson

11 Joe Morgan

12 Nolan Ryan

13 Steve Carlton


Greats of the Grain

Each Greats of the Grain features an image of the player burned into a (non-game used) piece of wood. All are serial-numbered to 50 copies.

1 George Brett

2 Ty Cobb

3 Lou Gehrig

4 Eddie Mathews

5 Don Mattingly

6 Stan Musial

7 Cal Ripken, Jr.

8 Babe Ruth

9 Mike Schmidt


Autographs & Game-Used

Classic Numbers Game Used

Each Classic Numbers Game Used is also available in a Patch parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

1 Johnny Bench JSY

2 Yogi Berra PANTS 75

3 George Brett JSY

4 Steve Carlton JSY

5 Willie McCovey JSY 125

6 Joe Morgan PANTS 200

7 Thurman Munson PANTS

8 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY

9 Nolan Ryan JSY

10 Ryne Sandberg JSY

11 Ozzie Smith JSY


Dual

Each Classic Numbers Game Used Dual is serial-numbered to 250 copies.

1 Johnny Bench / Thurman Munson JSY / PANTS 250

2 Yogi Berra / Thurman Munson PANTS / PANTS 250

3 Yogi Berra / Cal Ripken, Jr. PANTS / JSY 250

4 George Brett / Nolan Ryan JSY / JSY 250

5 Willie McCovey / Johnny Bench JSY / JSY 250

6 Joe Morgan / Ryne Sandberg PANTS / JSY 250

7 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Ozzie Smith PANTS / JSY 250

8 Nolan Ryan / Steve Carlton JSY / JSY 250


Cut of History

Game Used

Each Cut of History Game Used card is also available in a Gold parallel, which is serial-numbered to 100 copies.

1 Luis Aparicio JSY

2 Frank Baker BAT SP

3 Buddy Bell BAT

4 Wade Boggs JSY 250

5 Steve Carlton PANTS

6 Gary Carter JSY

7 Dennis Eckersley JSY

8 Hank Greenberg BAT 100

9 Catfish Hunter JSY 200

10 Reggie Jackson BAT

11 Fergie Jenkins PANTS

12 Roger Maris JSY 250

13 Billy Martin PANTS

14 Willie McCovey PANTS

15 Joe Medwick BAT

16 Eddie Murray JSY

17 Graig Nettles BAT

18 Phil Niekro PANTS

19 Paul O'Neill JSY

20 Jim Palmer PANTS

21 Kirby Puckett BAT

22 Cal Ripken, Jr. PANTS

23 Tom Seaver PANTS

24 Alan Trammell JSY

24 Alan Trammell BAT

25 Hoyt Wilhelm JSY

26 Early Wynn JSY


Autographs

1 Johnny Bench 161

2 Steve Carlton 506

3 Dom DiMaggio 402

4 Tony Kubek 161

5 Cal Ripken, Jr. 155

6 Alan Trammell 211


Bat Rack Classics

Trios

Each Bat Rack Classics Trios is serial-numbered to 300 copies.

NOTE: Card #7 has only two bat pieces.

1 Tommie Agee / Jerry Grote / Bud Harrelson 300

2 Johnny Bench / Joe Morgan / Tony Pereez 300

3 Hank Greenberg / Harry Heilmann / George Kell 300

4 Reggie Jackson / Don Mattingly / Dave Winfield 300

5 Eddie Mathews / Paul Molitor / Robin Yount 300

6 Eddie Murray / Cal Ripken, Jr. / Brooks Robinson 300

7 Dave Parker / Willie Stargell 300

8 Ryne Sandberg / Ron Santo / Billy Williams 300


Quads

Each Bat Rack Classics Quads is serial-numbered to 150 copies.

1 Don Mattingly / Brooks Robinson / Cal Ripken, Jr. / Joe Morgan 150

2 Willie McCovey / Eddie Murray / Eddie Mathews / Reggie Jackson 150

3 Hank Greenberg / Don Mattingly / Tony Perez / Willie Stargell 150

4 Ryne Sandberg / Ron Santo / Billy Williams / Andre Dawson 150

5 Paul Molitor / Dave Winfield / Robin Yount / Cal Ripken, Jr. 150


Home Team Cuts Game Used

Home Team Cuts Game Used is exclusive to each team's respective Home Team packs.

1 Wade Boggs JSY 250

2 Bobby Bonds BAT

3 Carlton Fisk JSY

4 Steve Garvey JSY

5 Reggie Jackson BAT

6 Tommy Lasorda JSY 150

7 Juan Marichal PANTS

8 Roger Maris JSY 150

9 Billy Martin PANTS

10 Willie McCovey PANTS 200

11 Joe Medwick BAT 250

12 Pee Wee Reese PANTS 75

13 Jim Rice BAT

14 Red Schoendienst PANTS 200

15 Ozzie Smith BAT

16 Duke Snider PANTS

17 Dave Winfield BAT


Dual

1 Bobby Bonds / Willie McCovey BAT / PANTS 100

2 Carlton Fisk / Jim Rice JSY / BAT 100

3 Billy Martin / Reggie Jackson PANTS / BAT 175

4 Pee Wee Reese / Duke Snider PANTS / PANTS 100

5 Red Schoendienst / Joe Medwick PANTS / BAT 125


Ozzie Smith Hall of Fame Postmark

This unique Ozzie Smith card features an authentic postmark from the Cooperstown, NY post office, and was cancelled July 28, 2002 -- the day Smith was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The card is serial-numbered to 2002 copies, with an autographed version serial-numbered to 202 also available.

Sweet Swatch Classic

One oversized Sweet Swatch Classic card was inserted into each Hobby box as a box topper.

Bat

1 Johnny Bench 175

2 George Brett 320

3 Jose Canseco 175

4 Orlando Cepeda 165

5 Andre Dawson 310

6 Reggie Jackson 155

7 Eddie Mathews 185

8 Don Mattingly 340

9 Willie McCovey 155

10 Kirby Puckett 165

11 Pee Wee Reese 165

12 Cal Ripken, Jr. 305


Image

Sweet Swatch Classic Bat Image features an image of the player burned into the bat piece and is serial-numbered to the production figures listed below. An autographed parallel is also available, each serial-numbered to 40 copies, is also available.

1 Johnny Bench 36

2 Tony Kubek 35

3 Cal Ripken, Jr. 42

4 Alan Trammell 44


Jersey

NOTE: A Sweet Swatch Classic Jersey card of Don Drysdale appears on the checklist provided by Fleer, but has never surfaced on the secondary market. It may not exist.

1 Johnny Bench 410

2 George Brett 384

3 Jose Canseco 1329

4 Jerry Coleman 528

5 Andre Dawson 335

6 Carlton Fisk 1200

7 Gil Hodges 545

8 Juan Marichal 385

9 Don Mattingly 880

10 Paul Molitor 592

11 Jim Palmer 335

12 Kirby Puckett 445

13 Cal Ripken, Jr. 557

14 Nolan Ryan 590

15 Ryne Sandberg 374

17 Robin Yount 340

19 Tom Seaver 385


Patch

Each Sweet Swatch Classic Patch is also available in a one-of-one Masterpiece parallel.

1 Johnny Bench 59

2 George Brett 53

3 Jose Canseco 177

4 Jerry Coleman 37

5 Andre Dawson 58

6 Carlton Fisk 51

7 Juan Marichal 48

8 Don Mattingly 106

9 Paul Molitor 96

10 Jim Palmer 63

11 Kirby Puckett 72

12 Cal Ripken, Jr. 69

13 Nolan Ryan 60

14 Ryne Sandberg 40

15 Tom Seaver 66

16 Robin Yount 66