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2001 Fleer Showcase Baseball



High-End Brand Receives a New Design and Much More

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - AUG. 7, 2001 - Fleer Showcase Baseball, a favorite among hobbyists, is donning a new look that is sure to be a hit with collectors. Although it has a new look and feel, Showcase will still deliver all it has in the past and much more.

        One of the central highlights of Showcase Baseball is Awards Showcase, a two-tiered insert set with a memorabilia card level and a autographed memorabilia card level. The set includes jersey and bat cards from baseball's Cy Young and MVP award winners, including Mike Schmidt, Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson, Steve Carlton, Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, Don Mattingly and many more. There are also special autographed versions of these cards numbered to just 25.

        With a resoundingly successful debut in Showcase NBA, Fleer's Avant Card art cards invaded the hobby as a welcome opportunity to collect something beyond the normal realm of today's collecting options. This unique art continues in Showcase Baseball with 25 Avant Card artwork cards, including a special set of 10 rookies numbered to 500 featuring Ichiro, Albert Pujols, Drew Henson and others. Other Avant Card art cards features stars such as Derek Jeter and Nomar Garciaparra. These Avant Cards serve as the basic cards for the veterans.

        Another Highlight in Showcase Baseball is Sweet Sigs, an insert set featuring cards signed on a special cut of either wood, simulated baseball or a game-used outfield wall. Collectors will find Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, Willie Mays, Albert Pujols and many more.

        Ichiro and fellow Japanese rookie Tsuyoshi Shinjo are featured in Showcase Sticks, a set comprised of cards featuring pieces of actual game-used bats. Other players included in the set are Barry Bonds, Reggie Jackson, Chipper Jones, Frank Thomas and more.

 "Showcase has a brand new look that collectors will enjoy and the Avant Cards should be extremely collectible when the product releases," said Fleer spokesman Joshua Perlman. "The set features some of the best memorabilia cards to date, including Sweet Sigs, Showcase Sticks and Awards Showcase."

        The basic card set of the newly designed Fleer Showcase Baseball consists of 100 cards, 15 Avant Card veterans, 10 Avant Card rookies and 35 Rookie Showcase cards. Parallels included in the set are Legacy Parallel (#'d to 50) and Masterpiece Parallel (one of one),

        2001 Fleer Showcase Baseball releases on August 29 with an SRP of $4.99 (5-card pack). The complete set includes:

2001 Fleer Showcase Baseball
Regular Set
100 Basic Cards
15 Avant Card Basic Cards - Includes Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, Mark McGwire and more.
10 Rookie Avant Cards (#'d to 500) - Contains Ichiro, Albert Pujols, Drew Henson and more.
35 Rookie Showcase Cards (first 20 #'d to 1,500 and next 15 numbered to 2,000)

Parallels (includes regular cards, Avant Cards and rookies)
160 Legacy Parallel (#'d to 50)
160 Masterpiece Parallel (1 of 1)

Sweet Sigs (three-tiers - 1:24) - Autographed insert that includes Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, Nomar Garciaparra, Drew Henson, Willie Mays and more.

       Leather edition
        Lumber edition
        Game-Used Wall edition

30 Showcase Sticks (1:24) - Game-Used bat cards featuring Ichiro, Tsuyoshi Shinjo, Roger Clemens, Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds and more.

39 Awards Showcase - Memorabilia insert featuring players who have been MVP or Cy Young winners. Includes bat cards and jersey cards.

        Signed Awards Showcase - Featuring Johnny Bench, Mike Schmidt, Don Mattingly, Chipper Jones, Whitey Ford, George Brett and more.

Derek Jeter's Monumental Moments (1 card #'d to 2000) - An insert honoring Fleer Trading Card spokesman Derek Jeter's amazing accomplishments. This card commemorates Jeter's 2000 World Series MVP Award. 

Derek Jeter's Monumental Moments Signed (1 card #'d to 100)

Overall odds for autographed and game-used cards are 1:10 packs!!

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