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Old 07-17-2017, 10:14 PM
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Could it be a fantasy piece...for 80's card packs for a local card shop?
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:43 PM
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I remember my local card shop having something similar as a kid in the late 80s early 90s. Where it says pull there is a slot where the cards would come out. The one I remember, the card would come out in a white cardboard folder.
Same. There was always a sign about "winning" A Ken griffey rookie inside etc. No one ever won lol. Always had the white cardboard kind of like the holo sticker machines too
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Could it be a fantasy piece...for 80's card packs for a local card shop?
Legit machine, but I think the graphics are fantasy, the TOPPS logo is not accurate.
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Topps machines had a standard background that you could stick either 2 or 3 different cards too. Based on what was loaded into the machine. Typical was baseball and 2 non sports . You would take vending boxes and fill machines. They have a setting that allows you to set based on thickness how many cards are dispensed. Say 5 or 6 for a nickel. These machines were refurbished to accept quarters and dispense mid 80's cards. I remember my local k mart having 5 or six various card machines in the mid 80's. Candy machines were set up to dispense packs. You would put packs into the turning circles and as they turned the packs would drop. Just like a candy bar.
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Same. There was always a sign about "winning" A Ken griffey rookie inside etc. No one ever won lol. Always had the white cardboard kind of like the holo sticker machines too
Agreed.

This is one of the holographic sticker dispensers from the mid-late 80's. They still have them at my supermarket near the entrance, although they are now .75 cents or a dollar. The price itself says that it was created to be used fairly recently as 50 cents for a single card as a gamble would be 90's on, that would have been a steep price for a kid in the 80's that could have got several packs of cards for that.

This is most likely a repurposed one from a card shop that created the fantasy piece header and had one card in each cardboard folder for customers to gamble on.

I would not guess it was too valuable due to the amount of them around and still in use, maybe 75 to a 100 to someone that really wants one?

You can get those sleeves on amazon if you wanted to get it running for fun -
https://www.amazon.com/EMPTY-Cardboa.../dp/B00DHQ1X9G
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