Continuing a look at Fleer Cubs cards from the 2000's
In 2003 Fleer decided to copy one of their own designs instead of ripping off Topps. They were celebrating their 40th anniversary and reused the 40-year-old 1963 design. Now it looks like they were behind Topps, who had be reusing 50-year-old designs in their Heritage series since 2001.
My picks from this set include...
Moises Alou, against an ivy background
Matt Clement, pitching in the early Spring with brown ivy
Kerry Wood in action, no scowl on his face
Sammy Sosa, team captain - notice the "C" on his shoulder. A year later he was not acting like a captain on the last day of the season and his time in Chicago would be over.
Carlos Zambrano, in his usual blue softball jersey
Aramis Ramirez, making his first Cubs appearance on a Fleer card
And a couple blasts from the past....
Hall of Famer Sweet Swinging Billy Williams
And Fleer was rude enough to remind Cubs fans of one of their all-time worst trades, Lou Brock