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Old 07-10-2016, 06:11 PM
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Exactly how rare are they?

I couldn't find much info out there but I did read there were only 24 boxes made and they were sold only in a few stores in Pennsylvania. True or untrue?
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Scarce not rare. Not sure about your numbers., had not seen or heard that. But I put set together some time back




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Old 07-10-2016, 07:33 PM
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You are correct only 24 boxes with 24 packs each were produced...Baseball Card Exchange has a box of test for sale for over 4k. They are tough to get in high grades too. This Bo and Ozzie are the highest graded examples.
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This is the correct Bo...I have both of the psa 5's.
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I have heard the same production figures as you noted - but they are probably from similar sources. I have not heard production figures from any official sources.

I have a little over half of the set. I think the set is regarded as scarce rather than rare because not many set collectors seem to collect this issue...just collectors going after a single of a card. The demand for these cards is relatively shallow. The cards have an odd shape, are "big" and hard to keep from being damaged - and deciding how to store that darned suction cup is also an issue. Al-R keeps his suction cups stuck to the side of his TV - so not an issue for him .

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What is interesting to me is PSA grades them without the suckers. They come with the suckers so why is not removing them an alteration. Besides, to get the suckers out you have to do at least some damage the card
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I was never good at math but this ones easy, 24 boxes each with 24 packs means 24 of each player were produced (assuming no SP's).
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What is interesting to me is PSA grades them without the suckers. They come with the suckers so why is not removing them an alteration. Besides, to get the suckers out you have to do at least some damage the card
I never tried and never will but cutting the suction cups off with wire cutters sounds like the safest bet.
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Good point Jim, but I still think it is then altered

Scarce versus rare is subjective. For me 55 Stamps, 61 Dice, 66 Punch Outs, 70 Cloth are rare. If there are only 24 though that is pretty scarce :-). Guess I am lucky to have a set done.

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Yea I agree taking the suction cup alters the card but it's the only way they fit the slabs. I hated taking the staples out of some mantle matchbooks I had, but again the only way they fit the slab and I enjoy the registry...
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