Sunday, March 16, 2008
Card of the Day: 2000 Fleer Club 3000 George Brett
In 2000, Fleer created a tribute set to 14 of those in the 3,000 hit club and 3,000 strikeout club and released it along several of their products.
The design of the set is arguably one of the finest in trading card history. The cards feature a die-cut number 3,000 as the background and a photo of the player along with the date they hit the milestone on the 3,000.
These cards used to command far more than they do now. Brett and Ripken are the most expensive cards at $8 each and players like Bob Gibson and Tony Gwynn book for just $3.
The 3,000 Club set is an easy way to complete a nicely designed set, get several historical players for not too much money, and appreciate one of the forgotten sets that used to be at the forefront of the baseball hobby.