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    1993 Triple Play Previews

    I believe gracecollector had posted about this, but I can't find the thread. Besides the fuzziness and thickness of the Triple Play words on the back, what other differences are there between the regular and preview?

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    Re: 1993 Triple Play Previews

    I know most people assume these would say "Preview" on them since other Donruss products of the era did - as did 1994 previews. And the SCD catalog even claims the 1993 do, but it's not the case. The previews for 1993 Triple Play were issued in an 8-card see-thru cellophane wrap and look so alike the normal cards as to be virtually impossible to tell. I have the Grace little hotshots and the Griffey that I know came out of a wrapped preview pack, and these are the only differences:

    Ghosted Triple Play logo on back is fuzzy, whereas on the regular card is sharp with thin lines.
    Line thickness of the red border may be a little different.

    I'll have to post up high res scans later. But definitely this is an issue that drove me crazy trying to figure it out, and I don't think the info is right in Beckett and SCD.

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    Re: 1993 Triple Play Previews

    Thanks, Brad. Someone may have the Sandberg preview. I've asked for high-res scans, so hopefully I'll be able to see the differences.

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    Re: 1993 Triple Play Previews

    Okay, here are the copies I have.

    The one on the left is my original. The one on the right is the supposed preview.



    Here is a close-up of the logo on the back. Top is original; bottom is "preview."


    What are your expert opinions?

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    Can someone re-post these photos and/or links to descriptions of these?

    I sent a Griffey to PSA that came out of the preview pack, and they are claiming it doesn't have the "characteristics" of a preview. When I asked them what the characteristics were, they couldn't tell me.

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    The 93 Triple Plays are really tough to identify. Virtually identical to the issued cards, but the Triple Play logos are "ghosty" on back, while the regular cards have sharp definition. Also from the two I have, the red color outlines and name are darker on the regular version, and the number behind the player name is darker gray. I spent a long time looking for a Grace. The buyer I got it from had an unopened clear cello-wrapped pack of promos, so I know these were the promos even though there's no clear identification.

    92 Triple Play previews are clearly marked "Preview" on back, and people assume the 93's are too, but they are not.

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    Any ideas if Canseco has one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mouschi View Post
    Any ideas if Canseco has one?
    No Canseco. Only 12 cards available as 1993 Triple Play Previews.

    Found the original thread:

    http://www.freedomcardboard.com/foru...-Play-Previews

    and a picture of my Grace "Little Hotshots" Preview (top) and Regular (bottom). Again, the most identifiable difference is the "ghosty" Triple Play logo.

    Last edited by gracecollector; 02-23-2016 at 10:12 AM.

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    So can someone tell me if this is the promo or regular. I can't tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gracecollector View Post
    No Canseco. Only 12 cards available as 1993 Triple Play Previews.

    Found the original thread:

    http://www.freedomcardboard.com/foru...-Play-Previews

    and a picture of my Grace "Little Hotshots" Preview (top) and Regular (bottom). Again, the most identifiable difference is the "ghosty" Triple Play logo.

    Thanks for the response guys. Can anyone tell me if a "legitimate source" has ever posted the differences? PSA won't slab it as a preview unless they basically read it in beckett or sports illustrated, even though I saw it come out of a cellophane pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadman31 View Post
    So can someone tell me if this is the promo or regular. I can't tell.
    My first guess is Promo, but man they are really hard to tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RStadlerASU22 View Post
    My first guess is Promo, but man they are really hard to tell.

    Ryan
    I was thinking regular. When you zoom in, it seems a little too sharp for the promo

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobmcnasty View Post
    I was thinking regular. When you zoom in, it seems a little too sharp for the promo
    Could be, I compared to Brad's example and it didn't stand out like his. These are def tough to distinguish.

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    Thanks for this info guys. Certainly explains why these things are not easy to find or even identify. Good to know exactly what to look for. If anyone has an Alomar promo they can part with, let me know...

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