One of the insert sets that really got collectors talking was the 1992 Fleer Rookie Sensations that could only be found in their cello packs. A lot of collectors including myself found the blue bordered glossy inserts with the gold foil lettering to be very attractive. Plus at the time they were considered tough pulls. Sure it's been estimated that there were anywhere from 2 to 6 of these inserts in every box. But compared to wax boxes, cello boxes were much more difficult to come by. This fact combined with the insert set's soaring popularity had collectors paying $5 for a single cello pack.
At the time, Frank Thomas was one of the hottest players in the hobby and outside of his 1990 Leaf rookie card, this card was one of his most popular cards:
According to my October 1992 copy of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly the card booked for $50. However... I know that there was a time when people paid $70 to $100 for their copies.
Today you can find completed sets on eBay for under $20. I picked up 19 of the 20 cards for $4.10 (+ $3.50) back in May. The bad news is the card I need is Jeff Bagwell, who is one of three hall of famers in the set. The good news is he doesn't sell for anywhere near $24 anymore.
Anyone else remember how hot these inserts were? Anyone else collect them?
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