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nittany13 Wrote:Although the registry claims that only two versions exist there are actually 12(!) different versions as there are 6 different colors of felt for the base and blue.
nittany13 Wrote:Let's step one year ahead to the "1998 Playoff Contenders Pennants". The online registry acknowledges the base, Red, Gold #d to 98, and Registered Exchange (#d to 51 I think). In the photo below the Red is on the bottom left while the Gold is on the bottom right. The other 6 shown are 6 different versions of the base card, but the registry only acknowledges 1.
The Registered Exchange, which is impossible to decipher if one of those is actually featured in the photo, is a little more complicated to explain. Simply collectors were allowed to send in their completed pennant sets into Playoff at the time and the company would then in turn would stamp them each with a Registered Exchange number, hence 51 Registered Exchange parallel sets. The problem lies with the fact that nobody knows how many of each of these eight versions of cards were stamped since collectors were allowed to send in a mix and match concerning the colors.
nittany13 Wrote:I started a thread about these specific cards back in March but I cannot readily find it right now.
These were distributed at the 2002 National by Donruss/Playoff/Score (DPS) and are identical to the set releases from that year with the exception to the embossed stamp and the serial # to 5 which should be easily evident in the pictures. You can see these are from examples from the Playoff Prestige, Donruss Classics, Donruss Elite, and (oddly) Donruss Elite Aspirations. Thanks to Mo Tax Man I now also know that there is a Score version as well.
Personally I do not know if all the cards from these sets were even included in these parallel sets to begin with or if there are additional DPS sets that I do not know about that exist in this parallel form. That part I find confusing.
nittany13 Wrote:2000 SP Authentic Buy Back Autographs.
1999SP(#605). I learned about the existence of this one only recently.
nittany13 Wrote:Earlier Collector's Edge Sample Cards:
1997 #7 Excalibur Crusaders Promo
1998 #5 Collector's Edge Advantage Showtime Holofoil Promo
I have seen preview cards made for the 1999CE Advantage Galvanized and CE Supreme Galvanized sets in addition to the 2000 CE T3 HoloRed sets. Samples were made for each card for the two listed 1999 sets (every single card in the set except for the short printed rookies) but I cannot confirm what fraction of cards it is for the specific mentioned 2000 set.
nittany13 Wrote:Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Kerry Collins: parallels exist for all three Red, Blue and Gold versions of that card, although I do not have any to show.
There is also at least one sample from the 2002 Score Changing Stripes insert set:
nittany13 Wrote:1993 Front Row Gold Collection Autographs
I do not see anything that differentiates these from the base versions besides the autograph itself and the "one" COA for all four of these cards.