Sunday, September 2, 2012

NEW FLEER DISCOVERY! - Fleer Stick-ees

I've recently come across a previously undocumented Fleer offering from the early 1970's - plastic team logo stickers that Fleer sold as Stick-ees:

Each pack contained 1 plastic logo sticker which appears to be about the same shape and size as the baseball team logo magnets

that were sold with magnetic standings boards:

Here is a shot of the back of the wrapper:

Its interesting to note that gum was not included in the pack.

The seller who had this item up for auction also had the box that they came in:

Based on the font used on the box, I am going to guess they were issued around 1974 as the all lowercase "baseball" on the box is identical to the 1974 Fleer Cloth Baseball Patches box and wrappers:

Since these aren't cards or stickers, but rather plastic logos, its not surprising that they don't show up listed in any price guides.  However, in all the years I've spent looking for Fleer items, this is the first time I've ever come across this item.

Perhaps it was a test issue that was only done in a few markets.  The only team the seller had was the Red Sox (for which he had 10 unopened packs), so its not clear if only certain teams were available, or if the person who originally had this liked the Red Sox and kept those and stuck or sold the rest.

If anyone has any information on these, or remembers buying these back in the 1970's, I'd like to hear from you.  


Kevin said...

I am guessing these are much later than 1974 since the Mariners and Blue Jays make an appearance...also notice the two Mariners logos, I am thinking these may be from about 1979 when they were switching between the two logos.

Kevin said...

sorry...ignore my last comment, I though those were pictures of the plastic stickers, but they were the magnets...these may still be from 1974