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Offline Brian Mc

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Can you help identify these?
« on: March 13, 2022, 09:38:40 AM »
Hey y'all,

  I bought these a little while back, but have been unable to identify the specifics about them... like Year, Series, etc. They're printed on rigid card stock, and shiny-coated on both sides - they almost feel plastic. I have fourteen and the characters highlighted on the back of each card have a tenuous connection to the images on the front (except Cap'n Crud card).

 They look legit, but were these official releases? How many are in the set? Anyone have any knowledge of these? I took the Ratz picture at an angle so you could see how shiny the coating is.









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Offline JailOJohn

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Re: Can you help identify these?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2022, 10:14:14 AM »
I would think if they are bootlegs, they wouldn’t bother with copyright/trademark info on the back. It is interesting how there are a mix of Original Series and ANS titles…You have stumped my limited knowledge. My best guess would be done kind of promo or vending machine items?
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Offline RawGoo

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Re: Can you help identify these?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2022, 10:57:14 AM »
They are definitely legit, Topps offered them in their online store maybe 10 years ago.  People could even customize the backs.  There is at least one recent thread here about them.

Offline wormypackages

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Re: Can you help identify these?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2022, 03:38:00 PM »


They were released by Topps - you actually could design your own but then they released a set. Came out around the time that they first started doing the post cards way back.


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Offline Lavirus

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Re: Can you help identify these?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2022, 08:12:10 PM »
What were the details of the officially released set? I'm looking for one, incidentally.

Offline Plastered Peanut

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Re: Can you help identify these?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2022, 11:21:00 PM »
What were the details of the officially released set? 

I have a set along with the printout of the Topps online store at the time:  Jan 19, 2008.   I ordered a custom Plastered card.   I guess you could order a set of the 14 templates as well as N copies of your own custom card.   On your custom card, you could print a header and footer on the front, as well as a background color, and on the reverse you could have a custom photo w/caption and up to 8 lines of text.   I remember this because I also saved a rough layout of the card I ordered.





Topps must have done this after a successful promo at the 2007 Philly card show.   There were 9 templates, as well as a more strict template on the back with a picture of Band Aches and predefined information you could add:




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Offline wormypackages

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Re: Can you help identify these?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2022, 02:41:29 AM »
Wow - great memory.  I remember going in with a group and designing a particular set.  The fronts were as pictured but as you said, you could customize the back.  I remember ordering multiple sets but a few weeks after getting them, the person that put in the order asked if I would sell him back a couple of sets due to folks wanting a particular “set”.

 

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