Flair was a premium range that Fleer released throughout most of the Nineties. I always associate flair with Jennifer Aniston's put-upon waitress character in Office Space, a film which apparently caused a change in the restaurant industry because of the way it mocked "flair".
However, no intention of mockery here, just some Flair cards for your enjoyment.
Card Number 269: Fleer Flair, 1993; #133
On the back we have a quote from "An NL pitching coach". Imagine saying something so pithy and profound that a baseball card company decide to put your one line summary onto the back of a baseball card. And then they decide not to add your name. Maybe the coach only gave a quote on the strict condition of having his anonymity preserved!
And although there wasn't a single way to pitch to catch Tony out, one team did almost try something a bit different. Apparently, Tony did not like knowing what pitch was coming and one team considered telling him as a way of putting him off.
Card Number 270: Fleer Flair, 1995; #201
That's not a flattering photo on the back. The odd positioning of the team logo right in the centre of the card doesn't improve the photo either.
Card Number 271: Fleer Flair Showcase, 1997; Row 2, Seat 37
And the winner for weirdest card numbering system goes to....
The cardback factoid mentions a hitting streak in Tony's rookie season, fifteen years previously. There's a classic Eighties feel to that.
Reading this back, I know I said I wasn't going to mock the Flair, but the cards have been consistently offbeat throughout so it was almost unavoidable.