Category Archives: Platinum

2001-02 Fleer Platinum Hobby Foil Box

Better late than never.  This should have been posted yesterday, but the holiday season has me running a little behind schedule.

The sealed box containing 24 foil packs

2001-02 Fleer Platinum Hobby Box

A foil pack containing 10 cards

2001-02 Fleer Platinum Hobby Pack

Description

Fleer Platinum debuted in 2001, so this is a nice box.

Cost

This box cost $31.99 ($26.99 bid + $5.00 s/h).  I think that’s a pretty good price since just about any hobby box after 2000 seems to cost $50 or more.

Possible cards, inserts, and parallels (from the box)

Base set – 200 cards
Base Rookie short-prints – 30 cards (1:6)
Base Highlight Film short-prints – 20 cards (1:6)
Anniversary Edition parallel (/201) – 200 cards (1:??)
Anniversary Edition short-prints parallel (/21) – 50 cards (1:??)
15th Anniversary Reprints insert – 25 cards (1:12)
Stadium Standouts insert – 15 cards (1:18)
Classic Combinations insert (/var)- 15 cards (1:??)
Lucky 13 insert (/500) – 13 cards (1:??)
Classic Combination Jersey Cards insert (/100) – 15 cards (1:??)
National Patch Time insert – ?? cards (1:24)

Base cards

84 – Scottie Pippen (front only)
131 – Steve Nash (front only)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum 84 Scottie Pippen front  2001-02 Fleer Platinum 131 Steve Nash front

201 – Vince Carter (front only)
203 – Darius Miles (front only)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum 201 Vince Carter front 2001-02 Fleer Platinum 203 Darius Miles front

212 – Stephon Marbury (front only)
214 – Tim Duncan (front only)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum 212 Stephon Marbury front  2001-02 Fleer Platinum 214 Tim Duncan front

223 – Joseph Forte (front only)
225 – Redemption Card (front only)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum 223 Joseph Forte front  2001-02 Fleer Platinum 225 Redemption Card front

237 – Richard Jefferson (front only)
244 – Vladimir Radmanovic (front only)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum 237 Richard Jefferson front 2001-02 Fleer Platinum 244 Vladimir Radmanovic front

Inserts and parallels

Anniversary Edition 45 – Kerry Kittles (front and back)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum Anniversary Edition 45 Kerry Kittles front 2001-02 Fleer Platinum Anniversary Edition 45 Kerry Kittles back

Anniversary Edition 63 – Quentin Richardson (front and back)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum Anniversary Edition 63 Quentin Richardson front 2001-02 Fleer Platinum Anniversary Edition 63 Quentin Richardson back

15th Anniversary Reprints Shareef Abdur-Rahim (front and back)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum 15th Anniversary Reprints Sharif Abdur-Rahim front 2001-02 Fleer Platinum 15th Anniversary Reprints Sharif Abdur-Rahim back

15th Anniversary Reprints Akeem Olajuwon (front and back)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum 15th Anniversary Reprints Akeem Olajuwon front 2001-02 Fleer Platinum 15th Anniversary Reprints Akeem Olajuwon back

Stadium Standouts 3 – Kobe Bryant (front only)
Stadium Standouts 13 – Darius Miles (front only)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum Stadium Standouts 3 Kobe Bryant front 2001-02 Fleer Platinum Stadium Standouts 13 Darius Miles front

Classic Combinations 15 – Ewing and Mourning (front and back)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum Classic Combinations 15 Ewing Mourning front 2001-02 Fleer Platinum Classic Combinations 15 Ewing Mourning back

National Patch Time Mike Bibby (front and back)

2001-02 Fleer Platinum National Patch Time Mike Bibby front 2001-02 Fleer Platinum National Patch Time Mike Bibby back

Summary

  • contents
    This box had 240 cards (24 packs × 10 cards/pack).  Of those, 8 were inserts, 8 were parallels or short-prints, and 224 were base cards.  I did get a full set of the non-short-printed base cards – cards 1 through 200.
  • base cards
    These cards have a clean and distinctive look.  They are a nod to Fleer’s set from the 1960s.  Some might complain about the lack of color in the images of the base cards, but I like it.
  • inserts and parallels
    These are a mixed bag.  Although they are the bane of all set collectors, I like the short-prints.  I also like the idea of having a parallel set.  The 15th Anniversary Reprints are a great insert set.  The other inserts, however, are kind of duds.  I’d be more critical of the Stadium Standouts set, but I got the Kobe.  The National Patch Time relics are just bad.  National Patch Time?!?  That might be clever for a baseball set, but this is basketball.
  • conclusion
    This product isn’t perfect, but I do like it.  There should be something in here for everyone.  I haven’t ripped much material from the late 90s or early 2000s, so I don’t have much feel for the lay of the land.  Still, I enjoyed opening this box.
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