Saturday, September 10, 2005
By ERIK SCHWARTZ
When the auctioneer opened the sale of 103 Philadelphia Eagles jerseys, stitched with former wide receiver Freddy Mitchell’s No. 84, the crowd booed before bidding.
That brief expression of emotion was the only open indication that onetime baseball-card giant Fleer, being liquidated Friday in a hotel ballroom, once generated profits from the passions of sports fans.”