A final look at Fleer Cubs cards from the 2000's
This was the swan song for Fleer's baseball cards. Fleer finished up with a more modern looking design. The backs had more than just stats, but depending on the length of the player's career, there was still a lot of blank gray space.
The Cubs set featured 14 players. Three of them were winter free agent signings and they are shown in their previous team's uniform. Otherwise, there wasn't anything special. Fleer went out with a whimper.
Mark DeRosa, in a Rangers uniform
Jason Marquis, a Red Bird
Alfonso Soriano, as a National
And the players in Cubbie Blue
Scott Moore, rookie card of a typical Cubs prospect washout
And two on Carlos Zambrano, as always, in the blue jersey
His regular card, with the pink ribbon. Zambrano pitched on Mothers Day in 2005, tossing a complete game as the Cubs topped the Phillies 2-1. He didn't pitch on Mothers Day in 2006, so I would assume this picture was from 2005.
And this card, the team checklist
And with that, it's goodbye Fleer.