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    The weirdest packed out card scrap I've seen (1997 New Pinnacle)

    A guy on a card collecting Facebook group I'm a member of recently opened a box of 1997 New Pinnacle Baseball. The card pictured below was included in a pack. Interestingly, it was on top of the same card in normal condition. Guy was nice enough to send it to me for free for my Grace PC.

    The weirdness includes the diagonal cut, really rough edges on all sides, another smaller diagonal cut on the left edge, and clear tape over half of the card front with the Pinnacle logo printed on the tape in black. The tape wraps around the edges a little and folds over just a bit to the card back along the bottom diagonal cut. If you look closely on the front, you can see the tape extends halfway up the card to just above his elbow.

    I have no clue what was going on here. Just weird that this scrap made it into a hobby box pack. Who knew Pinnacle Branded Tape was a thing? Weird, wild stuff.

    Last edited by gracecollector; 02-09-2020 at 04:37 PM.

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    Awesome. That card kicks ass!
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    Looks like a box wrapper.

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    I remember getting the occasional printer scrap stuff in my packs, mostly in the 90s, but never anything like that. I know he's your guy and all but that's definitely an eBay 1/1!!

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    I saw that on Facebook and thought it was very odd. Quality control (and security) was probably suffering quite a bit around that time. Just ask cardcop; he'll give you all the details.
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    Someone was off their meds when they let that one get into a pack.

    Very cool card tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosterbor View Post
    Looks like a box wrapper.
    You mean like the cellophane wrap on boxes? Looks like it, but this is definitely adhesive tape. The edges that wrap around the card have adhesive on them, and it's thicker than cellophane.

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    Yes. What ever it is, it's cool.

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    Just looked on eBay to see if it might be their packing tape for cases. Yep.


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    Maybe they had an intern helping with production and he was too slow to put the sheet in the cutter so it took some off the card bottom. He then tried to tape the card back together so no one would notice and sent it on its way to packaging. The other piece is out there somewhere! Start ripping!!

    That intern was never heard from again...
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    I have some wierd stuff like this as well. My favorite is an Alex Rodriguez leaf card, I think from 1993 that doesn't have Leaf Logo on it, but where that logo is supposed to go is a "+" sign.

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    I think that's a prototype of the Pinnacle Guillotine inserts that they ultimately decided not to go with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Shields View Post
    I think that's a prototype of the Pinnacle Guillotine inserts that they ultimately decided not to go with.
    They gave Pinnacle Guillotine the axe?
    Last edited by Letch77; 02-11-2020 at 03:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Letch77 View Post
    They game Pinnacle Guillotine the axe?
    Yes, unfortunately they didn't make the cut. The CEO at the time made it very clear that if those inserts made it into packs, heads would roll!

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    I just want to say it's amazing that piece of scrap survived 23 years and ended up in Gracecollector's collection.
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