HGA Grades Fleer Cards

Founded in 1885 by Frank H. Fleer, the Fleer Corporation revolutionized the bubble gum industry, creating the first successful bubble gum, Dubble Bubble, in 1928. Initially family-owned until 1989, Fleer gained prominence for its iconic pink-colored bubble gum that set a tradition for the industry.
Beyond bubble gum, Fleer became a notable producer of sports cards, starting with baseball cards in 1923 and later expanding to American football (1960) and basketball (1986). The company also delved into non-sports trading cards.
Facing financial challenges, Fleer made strategic moves, including acquiring SkyBox International in 1995. However, by 2005, Fleer suspended its trading card operations, initiating asset liquidation to repay creditors. In a competitive auction, competitor Upper Deck secured the Fleer name and die-cast toy business for $6.1 million.
The closure marked the end of an era, as Fleer’s rich legacy in bubble gum and sports cards came to a close. Despite rejecting a $25 million offer a year earlier, Fleer’s financial struggles reflected challenges in the sports card market. Collectors faced uncertainties about redemption cards, but some relief came in 2006 when random memorabilia cards were distributed to address concerns. Fleer’s history remains intertwined with the evolution of bubble gum and sports card collecting, leaving an indelible mark on both industries.
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Importance of Grading Your Panini Cards
Graded cards often have a higher resale value and are more sought after by serious collectors to display, invest, and sell. It doesn’t matter if it is for personal collection or you are selling your cards, the first step to upgrading your collection is to get it graded.

Importance of Grading Fleer Cards

Grading is an important part to any collector who wants to preserve, protect, and authenticate their collection. Grading your cards gives you assurance and piece of mind of the following points.

Condition Determination

A card’s grade can significantly influence its market value. A mint condition card can fetch prices exponentially higher than its worn counterparts.


Grading ensures the card’s authenticity, protecting collectors from counterfeit cards. As well as being labeled with the detailed information about the cards set, release and variation.


Once graded, cards are sealed in a tamper-resistant, protective case, preserving their condition. Allowing you to display and show off your cards without fear of damage or wear.

Our Unique Label Designs Enhance Your Cards

HGA’s custom labels enhance graded Fleer cards by offering a personalized and visually striking touch that complements the design aesthetics of Fleer’s trading cards. The ability to tailor labels with custom designs and colors allows collectors to create a cohesive and unique presentation that resonates with the themes of the Fleer cards. This level of customization not only adds an extra layer of visual appeal but also serves as a storytelling element, allowing collectors to highlight specific details or commemorate special moments associated with their Fleer cards. As a result, the combination of Fleer’s quality cards and HGA’s custom labels creates an individualized collector experience, fostering a deeper connection between the collector and their graded Fleer cards.

Who is HGA

With the launch of HGA in 2021, Hybrid Grading Approach brought a new set of standards, and transparency to the grading industry. With a focus on accurate grading, amazing custom labels, superior encapsulation, and helpful customer service HGA strives to continue to push the grading industry to new heights.

HGA uses an accurate 10-point grading scale, with grades ranging from 10 (Pristine) to 1 (Poor). The HGA graders utilize a combination of technology, industry experience, and a lengthy training process to make sure each card is given precise, and accurate grades. This grading process factors in the cards overall appearance, as well as individual defects or blemishes to create the final overall grade based on HGA’s strict grading standards.

HGA’s label is designed with the collector in mind. Gone are the days of boring single colored labels. The HGA label library system allows every card to have a special full color label designed specifically for their card or collection, letting collectors make their graded collection truly unique and something eye-catching to display and cherish.
The HGA holder or slab is made from a custom blend of plastics sourced and made in the USA. Delivering a strong, and sturdy slab designed to keep the cards’ corners, edges and surfaces protected, and with crystal-clear optics, your cards’ artwork, color and detail are never obscured. The HGA slab is impact, and tamper resistant and can hold cards up to 360pts or 9.14mm thick, allowing for the widest range of card thickness of any third-party grading service.
Customer service has been a point of contention in the grading industry for many years. HGA focuses on bringing a new level of customer service to the grading industry. The customer service staff at HGA is dedicated to help every customer question or concern with a timely and accurate response. Standing proud by their ability to resolve and help almost all customers, HGA is always striving to continue this path of excellence.

What Makes Grading With HGA Different

With the launch of HGA in 2021 a revolution in the grading industry began. HGA focuses on bringing a new focus to the many things that customers had been wanting from existing companies for years. Focusing on these 4 principles HGA continues to improve the grading process and strives to push grading to the next level.


Our hybrid grading approach combines the best of technology with human expertise, ensuring accurate and consistent grades.

Turnaround Time

We pride ourselves on our efficient grading process, ensuring you get your cards back in a timely manner. Your turnaround is guaranteed, or the grading is free of charge.

Customer Service

Our team is always available to answer any queries and guide you through the submission process. We’re committed to customer service.


With HGA, you’ll always know the status of your card, from submission to return.

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