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Old 06-10-2024, 02:33 PM
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Default Unusual 1994 Topps Finest Cal Ripken Card - Help

I recently acquired this 1994 Finest #235 Cal Ripken card and it's labeled "Proof" but I have no idea what it might actually be. The card is normal on the front but has not cardboard backing, it's just the embossed foil. I know the promotional cards had Promotional printed across the back & the cards that were cut from the wax boxes have the blank white cardboard backs but this isn't either of those.
Does anyone have any idea where this card may have come from?
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Old 06-10-2024, 04:10 PM
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You sure its not the embossed/chrome portion removed/skinned from a regular card?
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Old 06-10-2024, 04:19 PM
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That was my guess as well; missing part of the cardboard.
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Looks skinned. People soak them until the back peels right off and foist them on the world as "proofs"
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Old 06-11-2024, 11:03 AM
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Looks skinned. People soak them until the back peels right off and foist them on the world as "proofs"
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Looks skinned. People soak them until the back peels right off and foist them on the world as "proofs"
Yep.

I remember about 12 or so years ago, the main guy selling them (I bought a Fullmer) got caught and called out with a video of someone showing how he was doing it. It circulated around the forums back then and for the next couple of years threads exactly like this one would pop up every few weeks asking about them.
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Old 06-15-2024, 08:39 PM
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Thanks guys. Not sure this is what this card is but is a plausible explanation.
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Yep.

I remember about 12 or so years ago, the main guy selling them (I bought a Fullmer) got caught and called out with a video of someone showing how he was doing it. It circulated around the forums back then and for the next couple of years threads exactly like this one would pop up every few weeks asking about them.
Leximo on eBay as vague memory serves (don’t sue me, lol), Think they still sell under Leximo2.

I think UV would still show adhesive as remembered, the hat area seems to possibly show a paper remnant
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