1992-93 Fleer Ultra hockey was the first Ultra line release in hockey. This was Fleer’s answer to the dominate Stadium Club and Upper Deck sets. Fleer Ultra had done a great job introducing insert cards that were distinct from the base set.
Introducing 1992-93 Fleer Ultra hockey
This was some of the first hockey cards I purchased as a kid. My friends and I had purchased a lot of packs in an attempt to pull the Teemu Selanne, which at the time was netting $10 at the local store.
For a complete run-down of 1992-93 Fleer Ultra hockey, see The Cardboard Connection’s detailed summary of the set.
One mans junk is another mans treasure
I recently came across a good deal on ebay for a two box lot of series one and series two 1992-93 Fleer Ultra hockey. In 1992, the price for both of these boxes would have been far out of my price range at the age of ten. I paid $20 delivered for both boxes.
Series one results
I decided to break these in the order they were released starting with series one. It consisted of 36 packs with 12 cards per pack. This should leave me with 432 cards including inserts.
From the break I was almost able to get two complete series one base sets. As for the inserts, I got one Ultra Rookie of Tony Amonte (not bad, he had a great career) and five Jeremy Roenick Performance Highlights inserts, all of which are different.
Series two results
Series two also contained 36 packs with 12 cards per pack. Again, this should leave me with 432 cards. Just like my break of series one, I was able to get almost two complete series two sets.
Series two only had one insert set; Ultra Imports. I managed to get seven Ultra Imports inserts in this box. The pack odds stated one in six packs, so I was able to slip past the odds.
This was purely a nostalgic break. I had fun and that was the point. It brought back a lot of fun memories. I wasn’t expecting to get a ton of inserts as I was more interested in obtaining a complete set. Mission accomplished.