Monday, May 18, 2015

From the Pedro Binder

2000 Fleer Focus

Focus. What exactly is focus? Something that’s clearer? Something that’s more important? Both?

If the point of Focus is to highlight a player, isn’t that the point of every card? To focus on the subject player? If you’re not focusing on a player I don’t think you’re doing a very good job with the card.

This one does do a decent job of that. The clean white of the border spills into the design of the card as well. That really makes the rest of the card pop. Pedro has a while divine glow about him as he gets ready to fool another hitter. The blue on Pedro’s cap and sleeves carry a theme with the blue cap on the bottom and the Fleer logo. Pedro’s name is in that annoying foil, but at least it’s tucked out of the way. Sort of an odd font choice for something that’s supposed to be in focus. I would have expected something easier to read.

So there’s nothing special here, even though Fleer tries to convince us otherwise. It’s not the worst set Fleer put out in 2000, but it’s certainly not anything that would make me anxiously away the release of 2001 Focus.

It’s just another card.

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