2003 Fleer Authentix baseball cards feature an excellent design. I like the perforated section and the overall ticket theme of the card. It’s nice to see how the concept was incorporated into a baseball card. Fleer was known to have many excellent designs during its long tenure as a strong market competitor. I always appreciated the brand and consistently thought of them as category innovators. 2003 Fleer Authentix complements that tone exceptionally well.
This set has a lot going for it. Four unique parallels, none of which are 1/1s, make for a challenging but possible project for ambitious collectors. The 4-card run features subtle but noticeable differences from card to card. It’s not too flashy and not too dull. It’s a mix of quality and class. I can appreciate that. Something else I like is how easy it is to distinguish between the different parallels. The titles are stated right there on the card fronts. No need for squinting your eyes along the edges of card backs.
I completed this 4-card run between 2012 and 2014 and remember searching ardently for the Standing Room Only parallel. If you’re looking to build a 4-card run of a player in the set, here’s what to expect:
- Base: This is the standard card in the set.
- Balcony: This is a parallel to the base card and has a stated print run of 250.
- Club Box: This is a parallel to the base card and has a stated print run of 100.
- Standing Room Only: This is a parallel to the base card and has a stated print run of 25.
2003 is the sophomore year for the Authentix release. It came out during a time when Fleer had a lot of different installments. It was a complex era with lots of choices. However, if you collected during Fleer’s active years, you might enjoy this set. If you’re looking to dig into something unique, fun, and classy, try a box of 2003 Fleer Authentix.
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|April 2003||S1 (1-160) Release Date|
|December 2003||S2 (161-175) Release Date|
2003 Fleer Authentix is a two-series, 175-card set. S1 (1-160) was issued in 5-card packs with an SRP of $4.00 and came 24 packs per box and 12 boxes per case. Cards from S2 (161-175) were inserted into packs of Fleer Rookies and Greats. The Jason Giambi Game Bat card is an SP. The Derek Jeter and Randy Johnson Game Jersey cards are both SPs. Cards in the Game Jersey Game of the Week set were issued in either group A or Group B with cards in Group A being twice as rare as those in Group B.
|Set||Total Cards||Print Run(s)||Odds|
126-160: 4:Home Team Pack
1 HT Pack/HT Box
Home Team Boxes: 1:12 H Boxes
161-175: Rookie and Greats
|Standing Room Only||125||25||–|
|Autograph Front Row||2||50||–|
|Autograph Second Row||1||150||–|
|Autograph Third Row||2||250||–|
|Ballpark Classics||10||–||1:12 H; 1:18 R|
|Game Bat||9||–||1:78 H; 1:202 R|
|Game Bat Unripped||9||50||–|
|Game Jersey||24||–||1:10 H; 1:41 R|
|Game Jersey Unripped||24||50||–|
|Game Jersey All-Star||14||8-111||–|
|Game Jersey Autograph Front Row||2||100||–|
|Game Jersey Autograph Second Row||2||200||–|
|Game Jersey Autograph Third Row||1||300||–|
|Game Jersey Game of the Week||10||–||1:240 H; 1:420 R|
|Game Jersey Game of the Week Unripped||10||50||–|
|Hometown Heroes Memorabilia||20||Up to 300||1:Home Team Pack|