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    [MENTION=7453]mouschi[/MENTION] these crazy Canseco prototypes

    Quote Originally Posted by RStadlerASU22 View Post
    All right, here is my post for tonight. IMO some neat items that have an effect on the creation of Topps Finest etc. Here are some of the items SGW approached Upper Deck with in 1992. Since they said they weren't interested in Chrome or Refractor technology etc. , they were able to go to Topps. They used images from the 1991 UD Silver Slugger set. I am not sure if magnets were their main play, but the examples I have are either Front only/foil backs, or Magnets. @gracecollector, these would fit nicely into your magnet thread. If you look closely, they show different effects on most of the cards from the borders, backgrounds, and other details. Any that look like the same, one is foil one is magnet.

    I'm also gonna throw in a few basketball items. Some 96-97 Finest Refractor tests using silver and gold technology on the Bronzes. Then IMO another unique item. 1992 Production Samples for a Reebok Shaquille O'Neal set with 6 different test versions.



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    Fantastic looking prototypes - very cool history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st4040 View Post
    [MENTION=7453]mouschi[/MENTION] these crazy Canseco prototypes
    Thanks for the mention! I've been waiting to hear from him if he'd be willing to part with them
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    More great stuff. The Alan Trammels are the bomb.

    Intern at Upper Deck in 1992: "Holy wow, these cards are awesome! I hope we do this!".

    Exec at UD in 1992: "So what's the unit price per card if we scale up to full production? Ok, thanks, but we'll pass."

    Ouch.

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    Wow! Cobraaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!


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    I mentioned these a month back... 1998 Pinnacle Performers Power Trip (non serial numbered). Just obtained a Bagwell and I have seen an A-Rod. Do these exist for every player in the set (has anyone seen any other players)?
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    Back (no serial number):

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    Quote Originally Posted by spcollector View Post
    I mentioned these a month back... 1998 Pinnacle Performers Power Trip (non serial numbered). Just obtained a Bagwell and I have seen an A-Rod. Do these exist for every player in the set (has anyone seen any other players)?
    Front:

    Back (no serial number):
    Crap! I forgot to check too! I'll get back to you tonight. Sorry man!
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    [MENTION=8906]RStadlerASU22[/MENTION] looking to move that Rickey?

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    Here is tonight's post, sadly, the amount of "sweet" items is getting small. I'll probably have a few more items tomorrow though. First are 1997 Finest cards that are in Silver which these players were not done that way in the set. Also it won't pic up on the phone but they actually have some etching on the surface which differs from what was issued as well.

    2nd up are some really neat cards IMO. They come from testing of the 1994 Bowmans Best set. They Piazza image is different from the set, and can someone lmk who the Cardinal is? Take a look at the names they chose.

    Then I'll throw in a few Football and Basketball. I'm posting the Jake Reed in here because of what [MENTION=3737]carrsallstars[/MENTION] said about pricing UD had to consider. I think it's cool because it actually has the sticky attached where the buyer was looking to see what the cost to produce would be. Then the 2 MJ cards. The first isn't amazing, just wanted to show a Refractor that was destroyed at some point but they kept the pieces together. Not sure why, but kinds unique. Then the second one, is pretty sweet. First look at the etching across it that differs from what they went with, but the main thing is they (Topps I believe) tried to get approval to use the #23 jersey vs the #45 he came back in. They couldn't get it to go through but this is pretty sweet test/proof IMO.

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    Just realized the 94 BB tests are using these Finest images.

    Ryan

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    Unbelievable stuff there


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    Thanks to [MENTION=8906]RStadlerASU22[/MENTION] added these amazing prototypes to my collection:

    1997 finest
    1st is the actual production card
    2nd is the 1st prototype
    3rd is the 2nd prototype - scan doesn't do it justice, has a vertical and horizontal refraction



    And now my personal favorite, officially one of my favorite cards in my collection, the Fortune 15/All-Etch Club 40 prototype:

    What was actually produced (2 different cards):

    Fortune 15: Front/Back


    All-Etch Club 40: Front/Back


    The Prototype (is a fold-out)
    Front/Back


    Fold-out


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    Quote Originally Posted by onionring9 View Post
    Thanks to @RStadlerASU22 added these amazing prototypes to my collection:

    1997 finest
    1st is the actual production card
    2nd is the 1st prototype
    3rd is the 2nd prototype - scan doesn't do it justice, has a vertical and horizontal refraction



    And now my personal favorite, officially one of my favorite cards in my collection, the Fortune 15/All-Etch Club 40 prototype:

    What was actually produced (2 different cards):

    Fortune 15: Front/Back


    All-Etch Club 40: Front/Back


    The Prototype (is a fold-out)
    Front/Back


    Fold-out


    Thanks Ryan!!

    WOW those are awesome!
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    Ryan - unreal haul! Thanks for sharing pictures and the knowledge.

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    Available - PM me if interested

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