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Boston Red Sox 100th Anniversary Collection

Fleer Trading Cards Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Boston Red Sox Baseball

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - JUNE 12, 2001 -- The history of Major League Baseball is full of pride, tradition, memories and great moments. The smell of the ballpark, the cheers from the crowd and the electricity that fills the stands all make baseball the greatest game on Earth.

        Some baseball franchises stick out from among the rest. They remind us of why we love the game and why baseball has been America's favorite pastime for so long. One of these franchises is the Boston Red Sox. 

        Fleer Trading Cards is honoring the storied franchise in with its Boston Red Sox 100th Anniversary Collection. The card set, which releases on June 29, 2001, is filled with tons of memories from the past 100 years.

"The Boston Red Sox are a charter member of Major League Baseball and celebrating 100 seasons of tradition and history," said Fleer spokesman Joshua Perlman. "We felt is was only natural to honor the franchise with this one-of-a-kind baseball card collection commemorating the great players of the past and the stars of today."

The basic card set of Fleer's Boston Red Sox 100th Anniversary Collection consists of 100 cards, including 74 regular cards, 3 Team History cards, 15 Beantwon's Best cards and 8 Fenway Through the Years cards.

        The set features two exclusive inserts named Yawkey's Heroes and Splendid Splinters. Both inserts are filled with stars and legends and recognize some of the best Red Sox of all time.

The real highlight of the collection is the game-worn and autographed insert sets, which are quite plentiful and extremely collectible. In fact, the combined odds for pulling a game-used or autographed card is 1:24 packs.

BoSox Sigs, an autographed parallel of the basic card set features 15 of the most famous Red Sox ever to wear the uniform - Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastremski, Roger Clemens, Bill Buckner, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Nomar Garciaparra, Dom DiMaggio and Bobby Doerr are all included.

Splendid Splinters, a game-used version of the original insert, features game-used bat cards from Red Sox heroes such as Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Babe Ruth, Wade Boggs, Carl Yastrzemski and more.

Red Sox Threads is a unique game-used jersey card insert featuring past and current Red Sox greats with a swatch of jersey mounted behind the dangling Red Sox logo. Some players included are Ted Williams, Pedro Martinez, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Carlton Fisk, Don Zimmer and more.

Also coming later this summer from Fleer will be a Red Sox 100th Anniversary box set that includes an autographed hat, along with a box set that includes a special limited edition tractor trailer from Fleer Collectibles. Look for these two products in late July.

Fleer's Boston Red Sox 100th Anniversary Collection will release on June 29 with an SRP of $2.99 (5-card pack). The complete set includes:

Boston Red Sox 100th Anniversary Collection
Regular Set (100 cards)
74 Regular cards
3 Boston Red Sox Team History Cards
15 Beantown's Best
8 Fenway through the Years

Inserts
20 Yawkey's Heroes (1:4)

15 Splendid Splinters (1:10) - recognizes the hitting prowess of some of the greatest Red Sox of all time.

Game-Used/Autographed Inserts
15+ BoSox Sigs (1:96) - Autographed parallel cards of the basic set featuring some of the Boston Red Sox most famous players -- Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Roger Clemens, Bill Buckner, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Nomar Garciaparra, Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr and more.

Splendid Splinters (1:96) - Game-used bat cards from Red Sox heroes such as Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Babe Ruth, Wade Boggs, Carl Yastrzemski and more.

Red Sox Threads (1:96) - Unique game-used jersey cards of Red Sox greats with a swatch of jersey mounted behind the dangling Red Sox logo - includes Ted Williams, Pedro Martinez, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Carlton Fisk, Don Zimmer and more.

4 Field the Game (1:96) - Memorabilia cards featuring items from Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox

Combined Odds for pulling a game-used or autographed card in hobby boxes is 1:24 packs

 

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