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Old 03-28-2008, 11:36 PM
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Posted By: Josh

Out of curiosity why is it that a lot of collectors do not like to collect strip cards? i have heard a lot of good and bad about them over the years. i am curious to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:43 PM
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Posted By: davidcycleback

Because they bring back memories of Adam Ant.

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:44 PM
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Posted By: Bobby Binder

Here are some of the reasons I can think of:

1. Illustrations are poor

2. Paper stock is thin

3. Usually only one or two colors printed

4. Visually unappealing

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:44 PM
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Posted By: fkw

I like them, some are very colorful.
Some of them are very rare compared to the more common T205, T206, R319 etc. Tough to find in nice shape.

edited to add David will "strip for you if you strip for him"

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Old 03-29-2008, 01:30 AM
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Posted By: Frank Wakefield

When I first encountered strip cards I disliked them for the reasons Bobby stated, plus they are of an odd, usually smaller size.


Then, as my collecting progressed to trying to get cards of various players (a collection strategy based upon the players and the history of the game; not on sets, value, or set registries and the like), it seemed that my best shot at getting cards of some players was by considering strip cards. My first one was a W551, I think. Then a W514. Then more W514s, some W511s, and W515s. These were cards collected by kids. These were neat little bits of the history of the game. I developed an appreciation for them. They fill a bit of a gap there between the tobacco cards of pre WWI and the depression era gum cards.

Anyone who currently dislikes their strip cards for the reasons Bobby set out should please email me... if the price is affordable I'll adopt and care for your little strip cards.... provide them with a good, stable home.

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Old 03-29-2008, 01:31 PM
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I like some strips, but another reason these "W" cards are considered unappealing by many collectors is that they are hand-cut.

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Old 03-29-2008, 01:58 PM
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Posted By: jorge

Josh, i like some of the strip cards, i agree some of the issues are just unattractive. To each his own taste. Josh email me if you are interested in buying some strip cards i have some extras i would like to trade or sell outright. happy collecting!

my collection: http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m95/obaks/

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Posted By: Brian C.

Few would call them the centerpiece of their collection, but what strip cards -- particularly W515's -- have going for them are vivid art deco-like colors, a nice player selection, and affordability. They also look interesting, this despite one unfortunate pose of Babe Ruth which makes him look like a geisha (I call it his "Geisha Ruth" card). Also, think about the number of W515 sets you've seen compared to the number of T206 sets and it should give you some idea about how difficult some of these paper-stock sets are to complete.

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Old 03-29-2008, 02:16 PM
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Posted By: leon

I like strip cards. They come in so many different sizes and shapes it keeps it interesting (at least to me). They generally won't cost you an arm and a leg although there are some that get into 4 figure money....I think too that the stereotypical thinking of a strip card might be like a W515, W560 etc....I think it's quite the contrary in terms of what I enjoy collecting......(I do still like the W515, W560 etc.. but not as much as others)


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Old 03-29-2008, 10:08 PM
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Posted By: Matt

I don't like them for the same reason I don't like the MP Co cards - I collect cards to get a feeling for the player on the card - I don't get that with cartoons.

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