Saturday, November 27, 2010

1981 Fleer....Mr. Sutton, say "Cheese"

Prior to advances in high-speed photography most baseball card photographs consisted of poses.  One of the most common was the ‘arms folded on bended knee’. This was the least artistic of the poses because it doesn’t resemble any movement you would see in the game of baseball.

Fleer, which fought for 5 years in the courts to produce a baseball card set, decided to employ precisely the same type of poses.  Which once again showed that Fleer was only interested in selling their dubble bubble gum more than bringing innovation to a growing baseball card market. 

The 1981 Fleer design would best be summed up as basic.

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