1989 Fleer consists of 660 cards. Card fronts feature a distinctive gray border background with white and yellow trim. Cards are again organized alphabetically within team. Unlike previous year's, however, where the World Series champion (in this case the Dodgers) would be lead off the set, the entire set is ordered by 1988 regular season record with Oakland (the '88 World Series runner-up) going first.
The last 33 cards in the set consist of SuperStar Specials (628-639), Major League Prospects (640-653), and checklists (654-660).
Rookie Cards in this set include Craig Biggio, Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Gary Sheffield, and John Smoltz.