I have a confession to make.
I actually don't think 1995 Fleer is a horrible set. It's okay. Maybe a little more than okay. You could even say I like it.
Yup, there you go, I said it. I like 1995 Fleer!
Whenever I've seen '95 Fleer get brought up in the blogosphere (which isn't often), it usually gets extremely negative reviews.
People just don't like them.
I can't say I blame anyone for having that mindset, though. It's about as over-the-top as you can get. If 1972 Topps was "Topps on acid", then this set is like '72 Topps on acid. I mean, come on, the height and weight are on the front of the card. What's up with that?
The signature quote for '95 Fleer: "What was Fleer thinking?"
Fleer had some pretty bland sets before 1995, and they had bland ones afterwards.
I just want to know what the heck happened over at the Fleer Co. in '95. Was there some kind of drug trafficking going on there? Why all of a sudden make cards like this?
It's pretty much the polar opposite of what Fleer's '94 offering looked like.
While the cards are outrageous, there's just something about them that I like. I just can't exactly put my finger on what it is.
They're different, for one thing. I always applaud when card companies try something new. And they're colorful.
We've never seen anything remotely close to these cards in the last decade or so.
I just wish I had more of these cards.
Like any other mid-'90s set, they're pretty hard to come by. They'll pop up occasionally, but not near enough as I'd like.
However, I was lucky enough to find a small stack of these in a dime box a year or two ago. Looking through about fifty of these cards one after another made me feel like I was on an acid trip. I kept thinking a 3-D picture was about to pop out at me.
Even though I kept seeing mysterious red and blue spots for the rest of the show, I loved flipping through them.
You just don't see cards like these everyday.
There's got to be someone else out there that likes 1995 Fleer. Or at least I hope so.
I can't be the only one.