My 4 best cards

Discussion in 'Show it off - Personal Collection Display' started by Flame, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Flame

    Flame Member

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  2. Flame

    Flame Member

    4. 33/50
    3. 1/15
    2. 8/25(redemption)
    1. 2/10
  3. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    Very nice!...
  4. nonsiccus

    nonsiccus Member

    What do these numbers mean? Are they the # out of a series that were made?
  5. Flame

    Flame Member

    Serial #'s
  6. Flame

    Flame Member

    Numbered out of
  7. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    Look at the Danica Patrick card pictured. On the right is typed "02/10", in red. That means the card was limited to only ten produced, and this particular one is noted as being the 2nd one produced.
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  8. jayne

    jayne Member

    Very nice collection just those four cards. Love the way you have them stored too. Will be well-preserved for a long time. Enjoy them because that's like having a treasure chest.
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  9. Flame

    Flame Member

    The rubber is reinforcers I got at the national
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  10. nonsiccus

    nonsiccus Member

    What's more important in that regard, the position in which it was printed, or the size of the set?

    What I mean is, what provides more value... if the card is the first printed of the series, or if it's one of a small lot that was printed?

    I would imagine that the latter would create more value, as the card itself would be far more scarce, though I wouldn't know as I haven't really encountered too many limited run items.
  11. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    It's the number of cards in the set that creates the value.

    There are collectors that collect the FIRST (#1) card from the set (i.e., 1/10, 1/25, 1/100) and others that collect the jersey number or car number (i.e., Jeff Gordon's car is #24, so collectors will collect #24/25, #24/100, etc).

    Be aware... just because a card is stamped/marked #1/10, #1/100, etc... that does NOT mean that card was produced first.

    As an example... during quality control if a #1/100 is found to be faulty (maybe the card got bent during production) then the company may reproduced a #1/100... so in reality, the #1/100 is NOT the first card.
  12. Flame

    Flame Member

    Press pass makes #ed to the drivers #
    For me that is what I like their number
  13. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    What HE said:

    True, all the cards are produced at roughly the same time, so I misspoke somewhat. But, in another sense it is indeed produced first, as the serial number is an act of producing, so, for all intents and purposes, the # 1/10 card is essentially produced first, or is at least considered to be the first card in the series.

    I can argue that point alllllll day lol
  14. nonsiccus

    nonsiccus Member

    Is there any way that this could actually be determined? I mean, aside from asking the QC tech that was working the machine, or obtaining internal documents from the factory that produced the card, it seems one of those things that we as consumers simply can't know?
  15. nonsiccus

    nonsiccus Member

    I agree with this point of view. I guess the incentive isn't so much that you have the first card that was produced, but the first numbered card in the series. That would be appeal enough I would imagine, especially seeing that we pretty much can't feasibly determine what order those cards came out in.
  16. sillylucy

    sillylucy Member

    Wow, nice Danica card. She's awesome and one of my favorites. That is a limited edition card right there. Love it!
  17. Flame

    Flame Member

    image.jpg Make this 2
  18. Leafsfan1967

    Leafsfan1967 Moderator Moderator

    The cards are all printed first, and the serial number is stamped on afterwards. Personally speaking, the number doesn't mean that much to me, but others will disagree. Sure it would be cool to have a Jeff autographed card #24/24, but I would not pay extra to get it. Saying that particular card is more valuable, than the other 23 cards in that particular set is silly. It's only perceived to be more valuable by some that thinks that way. To me his auto is his auto, I could care less about a serial number. Having the #1 of any print run doesn't excite me at all, and it doesn't mean that it was the first one stamped at all. They can just as easily start at 100, and work down to one. I know they do that with hand redemptions, or they use to at Upper Deck. I was told that by them.

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