1982 Fleer

Total Cards: 660

Rating: 5.9 (97 votes)
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Notes: Distributed in one series (#1-660)

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Inserts and Related Sets



  • In card #524, Pete Falcone is holding his 1981 Fleer card.
  • Players are listed alphabetically by last name within teams with one exception: #155 Yount is listed before #156 Vukovich.
  • Every cap/script sticker has a "Puzzle on Back" variation with or without text. As for the logo stickers with colored backgrounds, there are five that don't have a "Puzzle on Back" version: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates blue, Pittsburgh Pirates orange and San Diego Padres.
  • The headers of the baseball diamond stickers feature combined W-L records and winning percentages for the 1981 strike-shortened season, and special recognition is given to the Cincinnati Reds, who had the best overall record in 1981 but didn't make the playoffs because they finished in 2nd place in each half. Playoff teams have special recognition for half, division, league and World Series championships.
  • The NBC opening credits of the 1982 World Series between the Brewers and Cardinals feature the teams' player cards from this set.
  • Due to a lawsuit by Topps, cards in this set were packaged along with team logo stickers instead of gum.

User Comments

Jan 7, 2024 - 8:47PM

I brought 2 packs of 1981 donruss off of ebay, but the guy only had one, so he substituted it with a pack of '82 fleer. I ended up pulling a Cal Ripken Rookie!


Jul 29, 2022 - 3:56PM
Mr Riggy

Aside from the cool puzzle, I'm not really a fan of this set. My main issues are the fuzzy photos on the front of the cards. I realize these were photographed in 1981, but some of them look like they were taken with a Polaroid Instamatic. (youngsters may have to Google)

The backs have all the stats of the day that I would expect. I appreciate full stats, not just the recent MBL stats. The team logos are blurry and off center. I'm not real fond of this set, but then again I don't have the emotional attachment many do.

Dec 23, 2021 - 1:05PM

First pack I ever opened, although I remember being more interested in collecting all of the team stickers than the actual set. Still one of my favorite sets because so many of the photos were taken at Veterans Stadium.


Posted by: bunkle
Apr 6, 2024 - 1:03PM


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