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    Thanks man. I feel like I should go buy a lottery ticket....

    Quote Originally Posted by RStadlerASU22 View Post
    Well done sir...



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    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    Some new pickups this month to post. First is a rare I had all along but didn't know it.

    I ran across a couple cards called "1993 Leaf Promos" on COMC, of Mattingly and Gonzalez. The sold listings also showed one for Alomar. I had never heard of these, but one of the sellers is @jacksoncoupage so I figured it was legit. But it took me a while to spot the difference from the base card. It's the alignment of the foil text on the front. The promo version ends much closer to the "the leaf set" ribbon. Scan below has base card on the left, promo on the right.

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    After a brief search I found one, and only one, of these hiding in my duplicates box. It doesn't get any better than a rare 1990's promo pickup for $0.00
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    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    Next one is one I never thought I'd see - a 1992 autographed card from from Barry Colla. There were 200 of these, and according to the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards they were giveaways that you could win at the game itself. This one, and the 1992 Canadian McDonald's redemption card (#/1000) were the first two autograph cards for Robbie. The next one didn't come along until 1996 Leaf Signature.

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    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    I had am Mirror Blue a few years back but I sold it and the guy I sold it to sold it as well. It was a BGS copy
    My want and trade website. http://derekjetercollection.webs.com/
    1992 to 1999 Derek Jeter collector owns 1457 of the 1919 beckett listed cards 76% complete.
    1992 to 1996 haves 305 of 306 99%
    1997 haves 330 of 354 93%
    1998 haves 442 of 673 66%
    1999 haves 380 of 586 65%

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    Rats. That's one on the wantlist!

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    I had am Mirror Blue a few years back but I sold it and the guy I sold it to sold it as well. It was a BGS copy
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    Rats. That's one on the wantlist!
    Yeah I only bought it because it was a crazy good deal. I got him with the Mirror Red, Mirror Blue, Marlin Monroe close worn card, Albert Pujols Bowman rookie, and something else I am forgetting for $10.00 each from a guy on beckett who was selling a bunch of cards. I got $50 from the Monroe card, $27.00 from the Pujols had the Mirror Red graded got a BGS 9 sold that for $80.00 and the Mirror Blue got a BGS 9.5 grade had it listed on ebay for $500.00 for a long time ended up selling to a guy who offered me $200.00 and he ended up selling it for $400.00 a few weeks later. I kind of wish I held onto it because I sold it way to low but I ended up getting a Jeter card I needed and why I let it go for $200.00 and I only had $17.00 invested in it with the grade and card together.

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    My want and trade website. http://derekjetercollection.webs.com/
    1992 to 1999 Derek Jeter collector owns 1457 of the 1919 beckett listed cards 76% complete.
    1992 to 1996 haves 305 of 306 99%
    1997 haves 330 of 354 93%
    1998 haves 442 of 673 66%
    1999 haves 380 of 586 65%

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    One more recent pickup...1998 UD Piece of the Action. This was Alomar's first game-used card, and I think it's still one of the best (if not the best). Upper Deck absolutely crushed this one. Oddly enough the second one didn't come along for 2 more years, with 2000 Fleer Gamers Lumber, and that was the only one for 2000. Of course after in 2001 that the floodgates opened - and haven't closed. So it's odd that there were only 2 cards through 2000. Wonder why it took so long to catch on.

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    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    Back to the topic of "fun and cheap" today. I found a sell sheet from Topps for the 1993 set, which had the Alomar card on it. I picked it up for fun, and when it arrived I noticed that the card front on the sell sheet was very different from both the base card and promo card. The promo and base cards have identical fronts but several style differences on the back, which I guess is not surprising, but it's curious that the sell sheet shows a card with such a different front.

    On the sell sheet the Topps logo is black and on the left side. Also the colors on the bottom are all different than the base card. Here the text is gold, so maybe they wanted to show what the Topps Gold card would look like? But of course the actual gold cards were all gold foil on front.

    Interesting that the Alomar is so different, while Griffey looks pretty much like the base card except for the cropping, and the Bonilla is identical to the base card. Don't know about you guys but I think this stuff is interesting.

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    Last edited by banjar; 04-07-2017 at 01:39 AM.
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    I'm listening to the FCB podcast #3 tonight and thought I would post a few new pickups. High end this time...

    1998 Crusade Purple / 100
    Just need the red now. Sigh. Anyone out there, who is not a hostage taker, have one to sell?
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    1993 Finest Promo Refractor
    After missing out on several auctions because A) I didn't have the cash, or B) I had the cash but got outbid, I finally got one. Major check mark on the wantlist!
    I had never seen one of these in person until now, so didn't realize how different the refractive coating is between the promo and regular cards. On the regular cards it's almost a liquid look, but on the promo card it's much duller, almost cloudy. They definitely figured out that secret printing elixir before issuing the set...
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    1998 Super Rave / 25
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    1999 Super Rave / 25
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    2016 Tek Black Galactic Auto / 1
    I freaking love Tek. I don't have the horsepower to chase complete runs, but still manage a 1/1 or two each year.
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    Last edited by banjar; 06-05-2017 at 01:53 AM.
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    Also - let me give a shout out to @elberson . Anthony is the first guy I've found on the interwebs with a decent Alomar collection, and we struck a deal for about 30 cards. Many of these were hard to find, so that was definitely a milestone mail day!
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    Very nice pickups, some great ones there.

    Ryan
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    ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ODDBALL, REGIONAL, TEAM ISSUED, VARIATIONS, AND TOUGH CARDS OF WILL CLARK AND MIKE BROWN



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    Awesome stuff. Can't wait to see more.
    Kirby Puckett Collection: 2148/2990 71.84% (As of 5/13/14)
    Current Most Wanted Kirby Puckett's (As of 2/5/17):
    1. 1996 Select Certified Mirror Gold
    2. 1992 Ace Novelty #307
    3. 2015 Panini Prizm Blue Baseball Retail Parallel
    4. 2016 Donruss 1982 Test Proofs Magenta/10
    5. 2015 Panini Cooperstown Golf

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    Thanks guys.
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    I've got some Tek envy right now, those are all nice but that galactic auto is something sweet, this kind of thing might get me banned on this forum but I think I like it more than the crusade

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    Well I won't call @cgilmo to ban you for this blasphemy, because I almost kinda agree...

    Quote Originally Posted by bstanwood View Post
    I've got some Tek envy right now, those are all nice but that galactic auto is something sweet, this kind of thing might get me banned on this forum but I think I like it more than the crusade
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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