I was under bidder on McGriff diamond destiny, glad it was you that landed it! Only 60% or so complete on my gold set so not in a rush to get it finished. My best guess is 100 or so of each Gold are out there. Although I have 7 Tony Gwynn golds which is weird.
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[QUOTE=chippercards.com;2525637]I was under bidder on McGriff diamond destiny, glad it was you that landed it! Only 60% or so complete on my gold set so not in a rush to get it finished. My best guess is 100 or so of each Gold are out there. Although I have 7 Tony Gwynn golds which is weird.
And FWIW I have no empirical basis for the 100 estimate. Just like you - I have been looking for many years and never see them. Further challenge was the distribution method. I was a teenage kid in 1996 and bought tons of these Upper Deck Tech packs in midwestern Wal-Marts. So many of these were opened by novice retail collectors 20 years ago. Scattered to the wind at this point. So even if 200 or 300 were printed only a fraction likely remain.
For my buddy [MENTION=4735]nosterbor[/MENTION] who is always complaining about no Juan Gones in my box breaks
Here ya go-- from ones I did a while ago = a coupla refractors for ya
( also see the slab post I do for slabbed Juans I just got back from PSA)
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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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In the main Epix set (Play, Game, Season, Moment - released in Pinnacle, Score, and Zenith packs), card #E24 was supposed to beEddie Murray
In the All-Star Epix set (released in Score R/T and Pinnacle Plus packs), card #E24 was Nomo.
The All-Star Epix set was released in products that came out in late summer of '98 (i.e., after Pinnacle, Score, and Zenith) and they must have updated the checklist by replacing Murray with Nomo - the only difference between the main Epix set and the All-Star Epix set was the inclusion of Nomo/removal of Murray.
Thus, according to the official checklists, Nomo never should have had an Epix Play, Game, Season, or Moment. Given that his Epix Season do indeed exist, I imagine a Play, Game, and Moment Nomo also exists. These Nomo Epix cards were included in the Pinnacle Bankruptcy Find of October 2017 - the intrigue of the DLP bankruptcy continues to grow!
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