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    Question 1989 Upper Deck Rare Black Border Version

    Came across these while looking for some Vintage items, decided to take a chance and buy this one….Anyone ever see these before?





    Apparently there are only a few of each out there ….Blank back and complete back





    I was concerned about how authentic these may be, then discovered this Robert Edwards auction from 2017




    I went on the Net54 site and found the quote mentioned in the REA auction




    Apparently they were around back in 1991, same Net54 thread from 2014, subject thread link is below




    https://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=197063

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    Never heard of them.
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    Me either, but I’d love to find the Puckett if there’s one available...


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    Never saw those either. There's the 88 promos with the variations on placement of the hologram and such but never saw black borders. I may be misremembering, but I think there was a vague reference to them in Beckett or other magazine back in the day when they put out their 5-year reprint set that had a bunch of different years' cards with black borders. Pretty cool, though.
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    as per UD
    "Yes. They were test proofs we did back in 88. We didn’t do them for the rookies though.
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    1993 5th Anniversary

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    Let the MLB know you’d like to see UD back. The license comes up in a couple years and they listen on social media.

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    Remembering when an insert like that griffey (minus the auto, of course) was a thrill to pull. Some of the simplist items were just plain fun and "book value" still wasn't the only thing people cared about. I guess for me, since I was on break in the late 80s/very early 90s when Beckett and the BV arrorws really started to brainwash people, even '93 was a simpler time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    Remembering when an insert like that griffey (minus the auto, of course) was a thrill to pull. Some of the simplist items were just plain fun and "book value" still wasn't the only thing people cared about. I guess for me, since I was on break in the late 80s/very early 90s when Beckett and the BV arrorws really started to brainwash people, even '93 was a simpler time.
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    Let the MLB know you’d like to see UD back. The license comes up in a couple years and they listen on social media.

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    Oh man. Memory lane. Opening packs of junk Donruss and Fleer, getting pumped when you pulled those Don Heinkel or Paul Gibson rookies! OK maybe not that pumped. But they were legit rookie cards, and if Beckett had an up arrow next to them, you know from $0.15 last month to $0.25 this month? Boioioioiong! And on those rare occasions you pulled a Grace, or a Biggio, or an Abbott, or god forbid a Griffey? OMFFFFFFFG!

    I really do miss those days sometimes. My little brother and I would hork cards right and left from the big stores, and open them at home hoping mom wouldn't catch on to our thievery. Such little criminals. I'm such an honest individual in my old age that I can hardly believe what a thief I was back then. But maybe all that pointless petty theft was an oblique influence on me somehow. Who knows. It was fun though.


    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    Remembering when an insert like that griffey (minus the auto, of course) was a thrill to pull. Some of the simplist items were just plain fun and "book value" still wasn't the only thing people cared about. I guess for me, since I was on break in the late 80s/very early 90s when Beckett and the BV arrorws really started to brainwash people, even '93 was a simpler time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicpapa View Post
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    The collection on that chair was solid gold back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz1982 View Post
    The collection on that chair was solid gold back in the day.
    Dude, just having screwdowns at that age was HUGE

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobmcnasty View Post
    Dude, just having screwdowns at that age was HUGE
    You're right. The screwdowns were indeed HUGE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smapdi View Post
    Never saw those either. There's the 88 promos with the variations on placement of the hologram and such but never saw black borders. I may be misremembering, but I think there was a vague reference to them in Beckett or other magazine back in the day when they put out their 5-year reprint set that had a bunch of different years' cards with black borders. Pretty cool, though.
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    Wow 1989 cards are now 30 years old. In 1989 1959 cards were 30 years old and were called vintage to collectors back then. Sooo whats up with the snobby vintage collectors today that still will not call 1989 cards vintage? Guess I answered my own question. Snobs!

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    The 5th Anniversary set is only 15 cards and the backs are different...see below.



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    Quote Originally Posted by WaxPax View Post
    The 5th Anniversary set is only 15 cards and the backs are different...see below.

    Yup
    Let the MLB know you’d like to see UD back. The license comes up in a couple years and they listen on social media.

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