Sunday, March 29, 2015

Card #241: 2001 Ultra Gold Medallion #24

YEAR: 2001
BRAND: Fleer
SET: Ultra
INSERT: Gold Medallion
TEAM: Cleveland Indians

By 2001, Ultra had lost most of its luster.  It was now one of the earliest sets released each year, so it did not have players updated with their new teams, as seen here where Alomar is still with the Indians instead of with the White Sox.  The premium stock and glossy finish were no longer a big draw since so many sets provided that.  Even the Gold Medallion parallels seemed phoned in.  One year they had new photographs, not the case by 2001.  It did still have some great photography though, as can be seen here with the terrific aftermath of a play at the plate.

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