Friday, June 9, 2017

Old School Box Breaks: 2002-03 Fleer Platinum Basketball Hobby Box

This is one of the more unique Fleer releases in the early 2000s as they went with the "Old School" Variety by giving collectors a sampling of 3 different pack types (Wax, Jumbo, Rack). There are exclusive rookies in each pack form. There really are no huge hits in this. You get 2 memorabilia cards per box, which back then was the selling point of these, but in today's world...memorabilia cards don't exactly set the world on fire. Nonetheless, I thought this would be a fun break and decided to bust a box. 

Basic Set Info
140 Basic Cards
20 Unsung Heroes
10 Rookies (1:4 Wax Packs, 1:2 Jumbo Packs, 1:1 Rack Pack)
10 Rookies Numbered to 750 (Wax Pack Exclusive)
10 Rookies numbered to 350 (Jumbo Pack Exclusive)
10 Rookies numbered to 250 (Rack Pack Exclusive)

Platinum Finish (# to 100)
Guts and Glory (1:4 Wax, 1:2 Jumbo, 1:1 Rack)
Inside the Playbook (# to 400)
Platinum Portraits (1:14 Wax, 1:8 Jumbo, 1:4 Rack_
Inside the Playbook Jersey (# to 250)
Vince Carter's All Stars Dual Jersey (# to 250)
Platinum Portraits Jersey (1:21 Wax Packs)
Platinum Portraits Patch (# to 100)
Nameplates (Serial Numbered 1:8 Jumbo)
Freshman Fabric (1:2 Rack)

Here we go!!!

I'll list by configuration

Wax Packs

Rookies (1:4)
Dan Dickau
Vincent Yarbrough
Marcus Haislip
Chris Wilcox

Guts and Glory (1:4)
Elton Brand
Richard Jefferson
Ben Wallace
Reggie Miller

Inside the Playbook
Tim Duncan (#356/400)

Platinum Portraits (1:14)
Shane Battier

Platinum Portraits Jersey (1:21)
Dirk Nowtizki


Michael Jordan Base

Rookies (1:2)
Tito Maddox
Mike Dunleavy

Rookies (Jumbo Exclusive)
Rasual Butler (#133/350)

Platinum Portraits (1:8)
Shaquille O'Neal

Guts and Glory (1:2)

Rasheed Wallace

Nameplates Patch

Amare Stoudemire (#274/315)

Rack Pack

Rookies (1:1)

Nikoloz Tskitishvili

Rookies Rack Pack Exclusive
Juan Dixon (#39/250)

Guts and Glory (1:1)

Ben Wallace     

Overall Thoughts: Fun little break. This would've been a great break back in the day, especially the Amare Nameplates patch. Cool to get a Duncan numbered insert too. Rookies were weak, but the best ones are the toughest to get. Here's pics of the hits!





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