1986 Fleer Future Hall of Famers

Set Type: Insert
Card dimensions: 2½” x 3½”
Additional Information/14,000 Phillies Commentary: Inserted in packs of 1986 Fleer. This, along with the 1986 Fleer All Star Team (no Phillies in that insert set), marked Fleer’s very first foray into insert cards, and arguably this is one of the progenitors of insert cards as we know them today. Although Topps had been issuing the Glossy All-Star Inserts for a few years at this point — and used other items as inserts over the previous 25+ years — they were only available in rack packs. Fleer’s Future Hall of Famers, on the other hand, was available in any pack of Fleer cards. Interestingly, it would still be another five years or so before the insert card concept really became popular among the manufacturers.

2 Steve Carlton
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