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    I have a question for you all. I am not SUPER familiar with those instant win cards. I do know they are crazy hard to come by, and can go for big prices if someone needs it. Does anyone know, generally speaking, if the 1997 Instant Win is any more/less "rare" or "hard to find" than the 1998? I happen to have the 1997 McGwire. Always wondered if it was easier to come by by comparison to the 1998.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delsant2 View Post
    I have a question for you all. I am not SUPER familiar with those instant win cards. I do know they are crazy hard to come by, and can go for big prices if someone needs it. Does anyone know, generally speaking, if the 1997 Instant Win is any more/less "rare" or "hard to find" than the 1998? I happen to have the 1997 McGwire. Always wondered if it was easier to come by by comparison to the 1998.

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    Mark
    Both had the same odds and number of printable players within the odds so unless they printed less product in '98 vs '97 they should be equal.

    Love these finds but they also drive me nuts. One day you'll spend $100-$200 on it, next there will be 20 of them on the market like the marbles or the pinnacle playing cards.
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    1998 Tek Pre-Production Gold (5,8,23,50,59,62,65,77)
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    2014 Tek (Black/White Auto Proof /1) and (any remaining unique buybacks)
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    I have never seen that kind of problem with those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onionring9 View Post
    Both had the same odds and number of printable players within the odds so unless they printed less product in '98 vs '97 they should be equal.

    Love these finds but they also drive me nuts. One day you'll spend $100-$200 on it, next there will be 20 of them on the market like the marbles or the pinnacle playing cards.
    Thanks for the info Joe! Much appreciated!

    And I hear ya, sometimes that happens, and it is quite a bummer. Never did get the marble, but I recall when recently a lot of playing cards came up...only months after I acquired mine for some decent money. I remember they were being sold at $10 each. Could have bought them all for less than I paid for my one playing card. I missed out on the marbles I guess. Also, missed it when all of those 92 Collas autos were being offered.

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    My newest 3 A&G
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7guns View Post
    My newest 3 A&G
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    Nice! Im liking the 2018 A&G...


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    MARK MCGWIRE COLLECTOR

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    Anyone interested in this? FS/FT

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7guns View Post
    My newest 3 A&G
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    We are going to have to get you a better camera. That is sad to have that beautiful metal card hidden over on the side and out of focus like it is insignificant.

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    I agree need to get a scanner for the laptop. Cellphone only does so much.

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    There are a couple incredible 1/1s on eBay right now (including 1 I hope doesn't go too high for me) and this beauty was pulled on a group break site today. I haven't figured out the significance of 220 but I would still love to own it. Click image for larger version. 

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    HRs while with St. Louis.


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    Collecting McGwire

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    Posted this question/dilemma to the general baseball community. Also figured I'd get your thoughts too!!!

    Howdy all,

    I have a situation I would like your collective advice on. I value the thoughts from the community greatly!

    So, I recently purchased a 1998 Stadium Club First Day Issue #'d /200 card of Mark McGwire. Won the listing for $13 shipped. Pretty pleased with final price, as I was hoping to nail a copy for around $15. I think most of you who collect players from this general era know that these are tricky to find. There may be 200 copies, but they rarely seem to pop up, likely due to the only subtle differences between them and the base cards. So, while not an expensive card, I pain to find.

    Received a few days ago, safe and sound. Now, I took the card out of the toploader and penny sleeve, so I could put it in a nice fresh set for my PC. I notice a few flaws not mentioned in the listing. Not putting this on the seller at all, they are not so very obvious, especially because the card came in a semi-scuffed up penny sleeve and semi-scuffed up toploader, making them difficult to identify. See pictures here;

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    I circled the issues in red. Indent in the middle of the card, creasing at the top as well as creasing on the back, that runs half way down. All in all, not the worst thing in the world, but not a copy I'd like to have in my PC. I am torn between what to do; keep or return. If I keep, I will try and find an upgrade at some point, but nice to have a copy in the interim. I contacted the seller about a partial refund and he was receptive to the thought. He is offering to return $3, which would make my total purchase $10. I am mulling it over now. Let me know what you guys think!!!

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by delsant2 View Post
    Posted this question/dilemma to the general baseball community. Also figured I'd get your thoughts too!!!

    Howdy all,

    I have a situation I would like your collective advice on. I value the thoughts from the community greatly!

    So, I recently purchased a 1998 Stadium Club First Day Issue #'d /200 card of Mark McGwire. Won the listing for $13 shipped. Pretty pleased with final price, as I was hoping to nail a copy for around $15. I think most of you who collect players from this general era know that these are tricky to find. There may be 200 copies, but they rarely seem to pop up, likely due to the only subtle differences between them and the base cards. So, while not an expensive card, I pain to find.

    Received a few days ago, safe and sound. Now, I took the card out of the toploader and penny sleeve, so I could put it in a nice fresh set for my PC. I notice a few flaws not mentioned in the listing. Not putting this on the seller at all, they are not so very obvious, especially because the card came in a semi-scuffed up penny sleeve and semi-scuffed up toploader, making them difficult to identify. See pictures here;

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I circled the issues in red. Indent in the middle of the card, creasing at the top as well as creasing on the back, that runs half way down. All in all, not the worst thing in the world, but not a copy I'd like to have in my PC. I am torn between what to do; keep or return. If I keep, I will try and find an upgrade at some point, but nice to have a copy in the interim. I contacted the seller about a partial refund and he was receptive to the thought. He is offering to return $3, which would make my total purchase $10. I am mulling it over now. Let me know what you guys think!!!

    Cheers,
    Mark
    I would just take the refund and move on. Keep it and wait for a better copy, if its that rare you may not see another for a while. For what you paid for it, its not with the time to return it in my opinion.


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    I'd do the same. I honestly don't care as much about grade and quality as most do. Chasing these cards for this long has gotten me immune to that need. I've had the same situation you are in happen a couple times myself and just earmarked them to replace later. Refund is a bonus
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    2014 Tek (Black/White Auto Proof /1) and (any remaining unique buybacks)
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    Tough one to track down is up on comc:

    1994 target pogs

    https://www.comc.com/Cards,sn,=Mcgwire+1994+target
    Mark McGwire Collector
    Current mini set chases:
    1998 Tek Diffractors (need 41 patterns)
    1998 Tek Pre-Production Blue (86)
    1998 Tek Pre-Production Gold (5,8,23,50,59,62,65,77)
    1999 Tek Gold /10 (7A pattern: 24), (7B patterns: 4, 28)
    2014 Tek (Black/White Auto Proof /1) and (any remaining unique buybacks)
    1999 Ultimate Victory Parallels (151, 152)
    1998 Donruss Crusade Purple Samples/Prototypes (two different, See examples here)
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