Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tino Tuesdays #7: 1994 Fleer Extra Bases

This card was recently sent to me from Kerry of Cards on Cards. He had the Mariners in a group break that included 1994 Fleer Extra Bases, and when the Tino was pulled I immediately started pestering him for it. It had been a card that escaped me for far too long, and Kerry was nice enough to send it to me along with the cards from his free Fleer group break.

I don't have a ton to say. This was an awkward concept that never really amounted to much. When I was younger, I had a bunch of the NBA Jame Session cards - the basketball sister set of Extra Bases. I remember liking the uniqueness of the set, but that's about it. You couldn't store them or protect them at all, really. The best think to do was take two penny sleeves and put one on each end of the card. I could never find the top loaders that fit these, and as a result i ended up putting six cards in nine pocket pages and leaving the top row empty.

The design doesn't do much for me. Pretty simple. I'm glad that there is no border so that the full card size can be taken advantage of.

What did you guys think of these cards back in the day?


  1. Never really liked these due to their odd size. I would imagine they are difficult to store in either sheets or boxes.

  2. I loved these, but can you trust the opinion of a guy that doesn't like minis? I thought the inserts looked great almost all the time as well.
    They were a pain to store. I have/had a few 6 sleeve pages, but mostly did what you did and used the bottom 2 rows of a 9 card page.