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    Okay now this just made me a little more nuttier than I already am with these things!
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    I don't think they are legit samples; just backdoored replacements that someone took a marker to.


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    Took a chance and picked up these cherries recently: 1992 Donruss Supers Partial Set - 12 below were graded and another 6 ungraded
    (Carter, Molitor, Felix Jose, Jay Bell, Swindell, Sanderson)


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    I forgot how much I paid for this. It's been a long time since I saw one too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calripkenjrcollector View Post
    I forgot how much I paid for this. It's been a long time since I saw one too.....

    Cool regardless of how it is written

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    Been sorting some cards and came across this one I got a couple years ago. Wondering if this might be a psa slabbing sample?? Any info?

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    No serial #.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenballer View Post
    Been sorting some cards and came across this one I got a couple years ago. Wondering if this might be a psa slabbing sample?? Any info?

    Hmmm, I'd say yes it's a PSA thing vs a real sample, but not 100%. Regardless it's a neat item.

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    Did anyone see their player available from those 1992 Ace Novelty Prototype blank back/fronts listed on eBay recently?

    I had no idea there were that many players available and wonder if standard issue versions of their cards even exist? Does anyone have the standard issue of their guy? I was fortunate to find the four different Puckett's, but it took me until 2011 to finally find them all.

    From what I know about that standard versions, Ace Novelty who used to make those crazy haired Troll dolls from the late 80's and early 90's along with other tchotchkes petitioned MLB for a license to sell cards. Why not, everyone seemed to be making them back then... I heard they made it pretty far in the process with the prototypes they created. They presented to MLB, but were denied the license and were supposed to destroy the cards. Fortunately, some of them made it out at some point in the production or after they were denied the license.

    I used to see the 4 Puckett cards on want lists that I found over the years and couldn't find any pictures or information about them. I eventually found them all for my own personal collection. I managed to buy one from eBay in the late 90's and added the other three through offline deals from big time Puckett collectors who sold off their collections.

    What blows my mind are these cards are prototypes at their very core, and these blank back/fronts may very well be pre-production prototypes and at the very least unfinished prototypes. They're super cool if you ask me, but then again I chased the standard Puckett's for years. I'd wager given the circumstances surrounding these cards, they'd have to be among the rarest cards of the early 90's. I wish he had Puckett's available for sale!

    Clarkfan, do you have any knowledge about them? I've always been fascinated with these cards and would love to hear anything else about them or see more pictures of them.

    Here's a picture of my four.



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    Quote Originally Posted by K34PuckettAddict View Post
    Did anyone see their player available from those 1992 Ace Novelty Prototype blank back/fronts listed on eBay recently? .......
    Up until yesterday, these never existed to me. I've never heard of them or seen them anywhere. I did some research, and the items listed on ebay right now came from a sheet that sold cheap. Here was the description they gave:

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    68 fronts and backs, printed on 1 side, unpublished. In the summer of 1992 the company I worked for as Transportation Supervisor, we had a large printing shop that mainly printed Lottery Scratch tickets. We got involved to print Baseball cards. You had to win the final approval to be published. The baseball commission only granted licenses to 2 printing companies. We came in third. I believe no more than a dozen were ever handed out as samples and therefore very rare. The Ball cap goes with the sheet. Thanks for your bid and you really are getting something rare and different to the card collector.
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    What it sounds like to me is perhaps a third party printing company was almost in a contest to do these, and they weren't selected. I do think they are neat ... but I don't think I'd be a buyer unless it is at a 10th of the price. If these were prototypes for Topps & front Topps or something, that would be a whole other ball of wax.
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    BTW @K34PuckettAddict your cards look awesome! Do you know if other players exist in the versions you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mouschi View Post
    BTW @K34PuckettAddict your cards look awesome! Do you know if other players exist in the versions you have?
    I know there are Mattingly and Nolan Ryan's out there for sure. I have 3 of the 4 Puckett's.
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    2. 1992 Ace Novelty #307
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    I'm pretty sure an actual Ozzie Smith was released as well. I haven't seen enough of these to truly form a good opinion on them though. I've never had any of any player. But seeing those proofs that are currently listed makes it a lot more likely that other final production cards/players were made. I guess I wish I had stumbled upon the sheet for $25 seeing the asking prices of the cards cut from it. I don't think the uncut proof cards are worth quite that much, but they still are pretty cool. Now I really want to know where more of the final production cards are.
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    Thanks [MENTION=7453]mouschi[/MENTION]. I've only ever seen 2 Nolan Ryan's listed for sale on eBay once or twice while I was looking for the Puckett's. With the exception of the three Josh has, the other Puckett's that sold on eBay have all sold for at least $350 or better. I had to pay $400 each for the last two that that I needed. Given the fact that these were supposed to be destroyed, it's entirely possible the other players never made their way out to the public. Since it took me forever to find my Puckett's and I had to pay around a grand for my four standards, I woulda ended a pair of those blankback/fronts the moment I saw them. He's keeping the Puckett's even though I offered the same price he's asking for the Ryan's.

    You can tell by the backs of my four that they had to be at the last stage of getting that MLB license since they included it on the backs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RStadlerASU22 View Post
    Hmmm, I'd say yes it's a PSA thing vs a real sample, but not 100%. Regardless it's a neat item.

    Ryan
    I have 3 of these and was wondering as well. Any idea of value or anyone have any interest?

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