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Beckett Baseball: Ask the editor
12-09-2009, 12:37 PM
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Beckett Baseball: Ask the editor
seancampbell Wrote:Hi Chris, got a good one for you...<br />
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Paul Konerko had many minor league cards produced in 1994, he also had the Stadium Club Draft Picks #80&nbsp; XRC and a Topps Traded #112T card (which was only released in the Topps Traded full set form).&nbsp; <br />
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My question is why is the Topps Traded listed as a RC?&nbsp; and not a&nbsp; XRC like Topps Traded RC's of the past?&nbsp; Shouldn't cards like 1995 Bowman, Bowman's Best, Pinnacle, Stadium Club, Topps be the RC's with the 1994 Traded and Stadium Club Draft getting the XRC's?<br />
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Thanks, Sean.<br />
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XRC is used on the 1994 Draft Picks card because that set was considered to be less readily available than the Topps Traded. Once Topps Traded sets were easier to find (1989), they were no longer XRCs. Use of XRC vs. RC was really more prevalent in the 1980s. (For example, Topps Traded sets typically weren't found in retail stores like Target or Walmart in the 1980s, but by 1992, they were. And by 1995 Traded was found in pack form.)<br />
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The tag use is not always consistent, but the intent there was to acknowledge the ways cards were distributed. In most cases, it doesn't make a whole lot of difference in the marketplace these days -- particularly now where everything can be found relatively easily online. In 1994 (and especially before), distribution methods created bigger challenges for collectors.<br />
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Chris Olds
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