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Offline BumChex

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Have any of you seen this?
« on: March 19, 2010, 10:44:25 PM »
I was just going through my postcards tonight and noticed this special card. I don't remember seeing it before and must have stuck it in the plastic sleeve of the postcard. I have never seen this on ebay either.
I just put it up for auction to see what it would do. Pretty cool stuff:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230451699396

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Re: Have any of you seen this?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 11:09:30 PM »
I've got one of those somewhere. Not sure where it originated.

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 11:13:23 PM »
I've got one of those somewhere. Not sure where it originated.
It's strange because I only have the one along with 3 sets of the postcard series. I don't remember the series off hand but I think it was series 2. It's funny seeing the cigarette by the wrapper. Very taboo to Topps, even on an advertising card. I also don't know the story behind the 'Powered by Ebay' thing.

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Re: Have any of you seen this?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 04:32:08 AM »
It's strange because I only have the one along with 3 sets of the postcard series. I don't remember the series off hand but I think it was series 2. It's funny seeing the cigarette by the wrapper. Very taboo to Topps, even on an advertising card. I also don't know the story behind the 'Powered by Ebay' thing.
I have two of the cards, not sure whether I got them with series 2 or series 3, but it's more likely series 3, since they were loose in the shipping box(es), and I bought series 3 in two separate orders.  It's an ad for Topps Vault, so I figured the 'Powered by ebay' thing is because that's where the Topps Vault does their auctions.  It's a very nice looking ad card!

Just a thought for your auction, you might want to consider showing a pic of the reverse, and also including it in a sci-fi category.  It's got some really cool characters - you can't go wrong with Martians, Captain Kirk, the Enterprise, and Apes all together!

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Re: Have any of you seen this?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010, 04:39:16 AM »
Brad,

This was a Vault promo that was included with the series 3 postcards. I don't recall the exact distribution, but some were handed out at the Allentown show a few years back.

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Re: Have any of you seen this?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2010, 05:49:00 AM »
It's strange because I only have the one along with 3 sets of the postcard series. I don't remember the series off hand but I think it was series 2. It's funny seeing the cigarette by the wrapper. Very taboo to Topps, even on an advertising card. I also don't know the story behind the 'Powered by Ebay' thing.

If Dave Gross did the painting, maybe it was a very early teaser "easter egg" for Old School.

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Re: Have any of you seen this?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010, 11:13:56 AM »
Many of the auctions I won from thetoppsvault seemed to have thrown them in the box.

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Re: Have any of you seen this?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2010, 02:23:04 PM »
I was just going through my postcards tonight and noticed this special card. I don't remember seeing it before and must have stuck it in the plastic sleeve of the postcard. I have never seen this on ebay either.
I just put it up for auction to see what it would do. Pretty cool stuff:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230451699396

I don't believe they are all that rare.  I think I have at least 3 of them stashed away.
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