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2001 Fleer Ultra Football


Ultra Football Returns Celebrating 10 Years of Being Football's Hottest Brand

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - JUNE 4, 2001 - Since its inception in 1991, Fleer Ultra Football has been a popular mainstay throughout the hobby with award-winning photography and designs. Returning for a tenth season, Ultra is once again on top of the game.

        The NFL Rookie Class is ready to take the field, and Ultra includes all of the top draft picks such as Michael Vick, Drew Brees, David Terrell, Santana Moss and Deuce McAllister. The set includes a total of 50 rookies, which are numbered to only 2,499.

        If you are looking for something new and exciting look no further than Greats College Preview Autographs. This parallel of a basic Greats College Preview insert is loaded with autographs from college and pro stars from all eras such as legends Roger Staubach, Bo Jackson and Tony Dorsett, along with current and future stars Drew Brees, Brian Griese, and Donovan McNabb.

        When the game in on the line there are some guys that must have the ball, and Ball Hawks includes these players along with a swatch of an actual game-used ball. Gridiron stars such as Donovan McNabb, Edgerrin James, Marvin Harrison and Jamal Anderson are included. 

        The game-worn inserts continue with Sunday's Best, a set featuring game-worn jersey cards of warriors who do battle on the field week in and week out. This set features the likes of Kurt Warner, Drew Bledsoe, Isaac Bruce, Fred Taylor, Ron Dayne, Marshall Faulk and more.

        There is a wide array of inserts included in Ultra such as 2-Minute Thrill, a 20-card insert that gives a big nod to the "Captain Comeback" players of the modern NFL. Quick Strike spotlights 20 players who can seemingly score whenever they touch the ball. The 25-card Head of the Class insert features top rookies from the 2000 NFL Draft such as Mike Anderson and Jamal Lewis (also look for a memorabilia version of Head of the Class featuring sideline worn hat swatches).

        2001 Fleer Ultra NFL releases on June 13 with an SRP of $2.99 (10-card pack). The complete set includes:

2001 Fleer Ultra Football
Regular Set
250 Regular Cards
50 Rookies (#'d to 2,499)

300 Gold Medallions (veterans #'d to 250 and rookies #'d to 100)
300 Platinum Medallions (veterans #'d to 50 and rookies #'d to 25)

20 Quick Strike (1:22) - Players who deliver punishing plays against opponents

20 Two Minute Thrill (1:22) - Players who take control when the game is on the line.

10 Ground Command (1:22)

25 Head of the Class (1:22)

35 Greats College Preview (1:22) - Stars of the past and present.
        35 Greats College Preview Autographs (1:61) - some autographs include Marcus Allen, Drew Brees, Tim Brown, John Cappelletti, Tony Dorsett, Tim Dwight, Eddie George, Archie Griffin, Franco Harris, Paul Hornung, Donovan McNabb, Santana Moss, Jim Plunkett, Roger Staubach, David Terrell, LaDainian Tomlinson, Amani Toomer, Michael Vick, Chris Weinke.

*Bolded names are rookies

25 Ball Hawks (1:144 - game-used footballs) - includes Emmitt Smith, Edgerrin James, Jamal Anderson, Peyton Manning and more.

25+ Sunday's Best (1:63 - game-used jersey cards) - includes Doug Flutie, Marshall Faulk, Fred Taylor, Kurt Warner and more.   

Overall odds for game-worn or autographed cards are 1:24

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