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    1993 magnet prototypes?

    So this listing just popped up on ebay. A guy saying he has a set of prototype player magnets from the early 90's, maybe 1993.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/MLB-Superst...g_ez4JXcIMjJQQ

    Below is what they look like. Anyone have knowledge of these? Or thoughts in general?

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    Murray was only on the Mets 1992-1993, so that at least narrows down your year range


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    Definitely unique, have never seen them. Strange that there is no manufacturer or year though.
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    Hey Tim!

    Any new Alomar oddball stuff in your pipeline?

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    Definitely unique, have never seen them. Strange that there is no manufacturer or year though.
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    Iím going with a well designed ACEO item on these. They look really good. That Puckett photo has been used on other things well after Ď93. I just canít place where that photo originated at the moment.


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    Man, hate I missed that Thomas. Too cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    Hey Tim!

    Any new Alomar oddball stuff in your pipeline?
    Just some variations on the Sports Heroes. Wish I had some new magnet prototypes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K34PuckettAddict View Post
    I’m going with a well designed ACEO item on these. They look really good. That Puckett photo has been used on other things well after ‘93. I just can’t place where that photo originated at the moment.


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    I thought the same thing. Looked like another homemade issue to me.
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    I would have purchased the Will Clark just to be sure, but I'm also leaning towards ACEO type/custom. It looks ok to me, and would have easily been worth the price point, but I hope they are vintage and not some new custom card. Those that purchased should keep us up to date. Maybe I'll add it to a need list if those that receive them lean towards real.

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    And why do thirty-six Design Proofs” instead of a handful? And why make a proof a magnet?
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    In the listing the seller does say he thinks they were ACEO cards that were never released. Could be true. Could also be magnets he just printed up in the basement too . But he says he bought the set to get his player (Justice), and lo and behold the Justice is the only one among the 36 that's not for sale. So who knows, I tend to believe his story. Sounds like something I'd do if I ran across some weird set - buy it for the Alomar and then sell the rest at reasonable prices to other player collectors.
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    If I had to place a bet, I would say that they are homemade items made well after the 90s. They do look nice, like a 1948-49 Leaf design. If they were unique 1/1 items and were proven to be some sort of prototype item that was made by a legit company seeking licensing, then they were sold cheap. If they were made and more could follow, they are a bit on the high sige price-wise.

    It is not impossible for something odd like that to be tucked away for so long and be unknown to the collecting world, but with no other information or backing story, it is a gamble. Albiet a relatively cheap gamble for those who bought their favorites I suppose.

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    Yeah. I think you're totally right in that assessment.

    Today I took the plunge and bought the Alomar for my PC. Obscure 1993 prototype or modern basement-printed ebay hack job....well I'll never know. But I got a very slight raise this week, so what the hell

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    If I had to place a bet, I would say that they are homemade items made well after the 90s. They do look nice, like a 1948-49 Leaf design. If they were unique 1/1 items and were proven to be some sort of prototype item that was made by a legit company seeking licensing, then they were sold cheap. If they were made and more could follow, they are a bit on the high sige price-wise.

    It is not impossible for something odd like that to be tucked away for so long and be unknown to the collecting world, but with no other information or backing story, it is a gamble. Albiet a relatively cheap gamble for those who bought their favorites I suppose.
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    Congrats on the raise! If you like the way they looked & was able to snag your player, win win.

    I hesitated and missed out on the Puckett.


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