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Old 02-13-2017, 07:35 PM
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If anything was dumped, it's long disintegrated.
50+ yrs ago or so, I'd say one wouldn't even find a trace even if they knew the exact spot they were dumped.

If anyone has the gumption for such a search, Josh Donaldson might just finance it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsjwRHzGaMg

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Old 02-13-2017, 07:36 PM
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Berger had been telling the garbage scow story since the 1970s. At least. I tend to believe a consistent eyewitness report over inductive reasoning.
Depends if Sy was actually there LOL
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:54 PM
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You need to check out netflix "Atari: Game Over".
They DID find a massive trove of ET and other Atari cartridges in that landfill.

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There was a movie I saw that involved trying to prove if the urban legend about a mass landfill dump of thousands of copies of the ET Atari game had actually taken place. It was inconclusive, but the general sense was that it was likely a fiction.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:03 PM
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You need to check out netflix "Atari: Game Over".
They DID find a massive trove of ET and other Atari cartridges in that landfill.
I thought I had heard the same.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:55 PM
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You need to check out netflix "Atari: Game Over".
They DID find a massive trove of ET and other Atari cartridges in that landfill.
That was the one I was thinking of. I guess I just didn't accurately remember their conclusions.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:50 AM
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Berger had been telling the garbage scow story since the 1970s. At least. I tend to believe a consistent eyewitness report over inductive reasoning.
Agree with Adam. Even in the early articles he has been consistent with this story.

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Old 02-14-2017, 01:32 PM
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The FACT that the 52 highs are found in 1953 wrappers mean anything? Maybe "just a few" were still hanging around until then, and ole Sy tried to come up with a story how to move them to store owners, hide them in 53 wrappers. We do know they were at least hanging around until then.

I've always thought the "mistake" of releasing them later in the year was BS, as it has a lot of stars, and mostly filled with World Series competitors, albeit many managers. I feel its Dodger, Yankee, Red Sox, and Giant heavy.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:19 PM
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I wouldn't doubt at all that they dumped a bunch of them in the ocean sixty five years ago, my Dad told me that is was common to ditch old worn out vehicles in the woods and desolate areas back in the fifties and sixties because there was no market for them and you would have pay to legally get rid of them, and you could easily get away with that back then. I don't buy the theory that the 1952 Topps high numbers are scarce, in my opinion they are relatively plentiful and available, even in high grade. The set is immensely popular and there is a huge demand for it, but like I said before every single high number is available on eBay in multiple copies with many in high grade. You certainly can't say that about 1967 Topps Punch Outs, 1966 Pro's Pizza, or 1982 Topps Blackless.
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Cliff-- I think I heard that Sy had the extras from those 3 loaded aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:28 PM
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52 high wrappers I have seen, blue and red, resemble but are not an exact match for the 53 wrappers, also blue and red.

http://toppsarchives.blogspot.com/20...is-not-53.html
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