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Offline JailOJohn

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Irish Series
« on: March 02, 2022, 02:16:09 PM »
I couldnt find many threads about the Irish series, and they rarely come up for sale on E-Bay. I am familiar with the UK/Irish set, but has anyone collected a complete set? Was it expensive or hard to obtain? A lot if them are repeats of U.S. stickers, but some, like Pedigree Chump, are cool and unique….

Offline DrDeal

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2022, 02:52:33 PM »
I purchased the full set around 15 years ago at the Philly Show. I think I paid $30. Happy to own it.

Offline JailOJohn

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2022, 04:49:27 PM »
Theres currently a complete set on Ebay, from a very reputable seller, for $330…..

Offline freetoes

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2022, 07:01:13 PM »
Theres currently a complete set on Ebay, from a very reputable seller, for $330…..

I got mine in 2000. They were usually sold as a set, and the going rate was about $200-300 then.

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2022, 08:15:14 PM »
I know back around 1993, they were fairly common to find in the $35 to $50 range.
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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2022, 03:14:12 PM »
I know back around 1993, they were fairly common to find in the $35 to $50 range.
A decent % of the irish sets were provided by Paul Hart who sold them for like $30 a set.  Demand far exceeded supply and sets quickly were selling on ebay for like $300.  I thought prices had come back down but I don't see any completed auctions on ebay so one seller at $330 owns the market for now.
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Offline Brian Mc

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2022, 07:51:29 AM »
I bought a set several years ago for $130 and was happy to get it.

Later, I learned there was a TEST set that had a few different (and exclusive) cards and some altered art on a couple others. Those sets are super rare.

 I remember bidding on a single test card (I think it was KILL) a couple years ago... I bid like $200 and thought I had a shot at it. Well, that card ended up going for something like $700!!  >(

So, it seems I'll never have any of the exclusive test cards  :'(
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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2022, 08:13:30 AM »
I bought a set several years ago for $130 and was happy to get it.

Later, I learned there was a TEST set that had a few different (and exclusive) cards and some altered art on a couple others. Those sets are super rare.

 I remember bidding on a single test card (I think it was KILL) a couple years ago... I bid like $200 and thought I had a shot at it. Well, that card ended up going for something like $700!!  >(

So, it seems I'll never have any of the exclusive test cards  :'(

I believe the test set was full size cards.  Pretty sure I have an example.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2022, 11:26:00 AM »
I bought a set several years ago for $130 and was happy to get it.

Later, I learned there was a TEST set that had a few different (and exclusive) cards and some altered art on a couple others. Those sets are super rare.

 I remember bidding on a single test card (I think it was KILL) a couple years ago... I bid like $200 and thought I had a shot at it. Well, that card ended up going for something like $700!!  >(

So, it seems I'll never have any of the exclusive test cards  :'(

I keep hoping everyone opens all the packs so I’ll have the last unopened one around 😁


Offline RawGoo

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2022, 11:44:06 AM »
I keep hoping everyone opens all the packs so I’ll have the last unopened one around 😁

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Yep, that one is still on my list of unopened packs needed for my collection.  At least I have the wrapper 8)

My test sticker example is Android.
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Offline freetoes

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2022, 02:47:53 PM »
I bought a set several years ago for $130 and was happy to get it.

Later, I learned there was a TEST set that had a few different (and exclusive) cards and some altered art on a couple others. Those sets are super rare.

 I remember bidding on a single test card (I think it was KILL) a couple years ago... I bid like $200 and thought I had a shot at it. Well, that card ended up going for something like $700!!  >(

So, it seems I'll never have any of the exclusive test cards  :'(

If it was Kill, I'm not surprised. This title was never published in any other series, and seems to be the one card that people will most likely need to complete their sets. The number of complete sets in existence may be as few as three or four, one reportedly owned by Hal Steinbrenner. And Pat is right, they were full-size cards.

Offline DrDeal

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2022, 04:42:53 PM »
If it was Kill, I'm not surprised. This title was never published in any other series, and seems to be the one card that people will most likely need to complete their sets. The number of complete sets in existence may be as few as three or four, one reportedly owned by Hal Steinbrenner. And Pat is right, they were full-size cards.

i only have Kill in the First Lost Wackys set. So bootleg, but still pretty cool.

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Re: Irish Series
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2022, 03:39:04 PM »
I keep hoping everyone opens all the packs so I’ll have the last unopened one around 😁

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I miss my unopened pack.  It was one of the nicest examples with almost none of those little black dots that most had.  But I actually gave it to a collector in appreciation for another deal.  I hope he got it graded, as it was sure to grade high considering what most of the others looked like from that box.  I think I remember them being valued at 500-1000, right?

 

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