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Old 12-21-2008, 09:02 AM
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Default 1969 and 1970 MLB Photostamps Info

Posted By: Karl

FYI, according to a dealer acquaintance who seems very knowledgeable about this issue:

1969

216 were issued, each in two varieties, so 432 total possible. Variety Type 1 has a dotted line on the back and is printed on off-white stock, Type 2 has a solid line on the back and is printed on slicker, whiter stock. The solid line variety is more scarce. Neither variety is perforated. Some of the Type 1 stamps have additional language on the backs about pasting the stamps in the Official Album, but the players whose stamps have that language ALWAYS have that language. It's not a variation.

1970

ALL 216 of the 1969 Type 1 stamps were REISSUED in 1970. There is no way to distinguish them from the 1969s. An ADDITIONAL 75 stamps were issued - these are all players that were NOT in the 1969 set. These 75 stamps differ from the 1969s in that the cap logos are NOT airbrushed out, and they have long dashes on the backs (NOT dots or solid lines).
There was also a sheet of 12 stamps issued in 1970 that are PERFORATED with airbrushed caps and the long dash marks on the back.


To summarize:

1969 (432 possible):

216 hand-cut with dotted line backs, some have "Official Album" on backs but no players exist with both "Official Album" and regular backs

216 hand-cut solid line backs


1970 (303 possible):

216 hand-cut with dotted line backs, some have "Official Album" on backs but no players exist with both "Official Album" and regular backs - IDENTICAL RE-ISSUE OF THE 1969s

75 hand-cut with long dashes on backs, cap logos are NOT airbrushed, none of the players included in the 1969 set

12 perforated with long dashes on backs, all caps airbrushed

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