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Old 09-16-2018, 06:30 AM
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I have a few baseball marbles I am trying to find if there is a checklist. A site member has them listed under sets and another person says they are 1968 Creative Creations. However, neither has a complete checklist. The team checklist is by team/name - the other checklist is by number. The ones I have do not have numbers on them so I don't know if the numbers were added arbitrarily or not. In addition I have one (Jim Merritt) not listed in the members team set list. I also have colors of yellow, red, orange and green. I would appreciate it if anyone can either provide me a checklist or point me in the right direction. A preliminary search didn't help
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:01 PM
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Sounds like 1968 Creative Creation marbles. I’m pretty sure they were checklisted in the standard catalog at one point.





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Old 09-16-2018, 01:45 PM
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Thanks for the info - I looked at the 2008 SCD Catalog I have and found them under 1968 Official Major League Players Major League Marbles. I gather the one guy who said Creative Creations used this write-up. The only problem I have is no where does it list how many colors were made (maybe only one color per player) and whether there were big heads and small heads. I am bidding on a Rich Nye (big head) or presume there were both big and small?


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Old 09-17-2018, 07:02 AM
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I have never seen color variations of players. I have owned multiples of a number of the players. I didn't pay close attention to the size of their heads, but do not recall variations in them either. There were either 5 or 6 different packages(despite advertising 24 series) like the one shown above. 20 marbles per package (listed on the packages as "series") that would put a set at either 100 or 120. You used to be able to find them once in a while on unopened packages like the one shown. Those seem to be buried in collections as I can't recall the last time I saw one publicly offered. Hope that helps. Some bigger names - Clemente, Mays, Rose - no Mantle.

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Old 09-17-2018, 07:10 AM
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I have never seen color variations of players. I have owned multiples of a number of the players. I didn't pay close attention to the size of their heads, but do not recall variations in them either. There were either 5 or 6 different packages(despite advertising 24 series) like the one shown above. 20 marbles per package (listed on the packages as "series") that would put a set at either 100 or 120. You used to be able to find them once in a while on unopened packages like the one shown. Those seem to be buried in collections as I can't recall the last time I saw one publicly offered. Hope that helps.
Thanks, appreciate the info - I guess that means the players were printed with different colors but only one color to each player. I have bid on the Nye big head and have a Nye on hand, so if I get it, I will post pictures if they are different. Thanks again.

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Old 09-19-2018, 06:27 AM
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I ran across a set of these yesterday while cleaning out my closet. They apparently are my husbands that he picked up at a garage sale when he was a kid. Theres quite a few including a rich nye. My husband asked me to get a feel as to how much these are going for. Any help would be great, thank you!
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:31 AM
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I ran across a set of these yesterday while cleaning out my closet. They apparently are my husbands that he picked up at a garage sale when he was a kid. Theres quite a few including a rich nye. My husband asked me to get a feel as to how much these are going for. Any help would be great, thank you!
This auction was back in 2013 so its not much to go on but it's something.
http://jun13.hugginsandscott.com/cgi...m.pl?lotno=283

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Old 09-19-2018, 07:34 AM
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I ran across a set of these yesterday while cleaning out my closet. They apparently are my husbands that he picked up at a garage sale when he was a kid. Theres quite a few including a rich nye. My husband asked me to get a feel as to how much these are going for. Any help would be great, thank you!
If you google 1968 Baseball Marbles you should come across a checklist with some selling numbers, i.e., person wants 44.95 for Kaline, 14.95 for Freehan,9.95 for Aspromonte, etc. Quite a few not listed for sale. If you can't find it post back and I will send it to you.
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Thanks, appreciate the info - I guess that means the players were printed with different colors but only one color to each player. I have bid on the Nye big head and have a Nye on hand, so if I get it, I will post pictures if they are different. Thanks again.
I got the auction and it definitely was a big head - both in yellow.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:25 PM
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I remember seeing that display back in '68 and how my eyes lit up when I realized that if I was lucky enough I could get a Dooley Womack baseball marble. Shivers run up my spine now just thinking about it.
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