1961 Fleer Baseball Cards
The 1961 Fleer Baseball Card Set consists of 154 standard size cards that measure 2½" by 3½". The 1961 Fleer Set followed their previous years concept of a set of Baseball Greats, By using retired players, Fleer could included bubble gum in the wax packs.
The 1961 Fleer baseball cards has two series, issued over two years. Cards #1 to #88 were issued in 1961, and cards #89 to #154 were issued in 1962. Of the 98 cards with Hall-of-Famers, 72 are in the 1st series. With that said, the 2nd series of the 1961 Fleer set is my favorite, as it introduces us to the players that were really good, but never received the attention given to Hall-of-Famers.
By Dean Hanley