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Old 02-22-2015, 07:41 AM
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I've been working on a 'base' US set of these (at least one variation of every card in all 91 series) for a few years and I'm now only about a dozen or so cards away from completion. I also have a complete set of the index cards, Sportscaster Digests, and I believe all the triptychs. I've also been able to nab what I presume are promo cards from the initial mailings, a couple of Sportscaster medallions (these can be found for dirt cheap, by the way), and a storage display.

It's been a really fun set to work on but I fear that going any further in terms of collecting variations may be difficult. Part of the problem with this set is that because there is so little info out there regarding the variations available even the most detail oriented collectors may not realize that they have a particular version or variation of a card, meaning that happens to be a feature which is neglected when selling and trading. Just hop onto ebay for some evidence of this--relatively few listings identify simple information such as the series and card number, let alone if they are a 'A, B, C' or 'Japan, Lausanne, Geneva' variation or if the card in the listing is from the US or UK set. Heck, some of the listings aren't even using the term 'Sportscaster', complicating matters even further.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:13 PM
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Can you tell me if there is a Digest that features Steve Garvey, either on the cover or inside? How many are there? I have a couple myself as well as some unopened packages. I presume that is how they were delivered and not someone repackaging them.

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I've been working on a 'base' US set of these (at least one variation of every card in all 91 series) for a few years and I'm now only about a dozen or so cards away from completion. I also have a complete set of the index cards, Sportscaster Digests, and I believe all the triptychs. I've also been able to nab what I presume are promo cards from the initial mailings, a couple of Sportscaster medallions (these can be found for dirt cheap, by the way), and a storage display.

It's been a really fun set to work on but I fear that going any further in terms of collecting variations may be difficult. Part of the problem with this set is that because there is so little info out there regarding the variations available even the most detail oriented collectors may not realize that they have a particular version or variation of a card, meaning that happens to be a feature which is neglected when selling and trading. Just hop onto ebay for some evidence of this--relatively few listings identify simple information such as the series and card number, let alone if they are a 'A, B, C' or 'Japan, Lausanne, Geneva' variation or if the card in the listing is from the US or UK set. Heck, some of the listings aren't even using the term 'Sportscaster', complicating matters even further.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:43 PM
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Who is missing this Nadia Comaneci?
I will mail it to you for free. I want to help out somebody who actually collects these cards
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:52 PM
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If nobody "needs" it more, I would like to claim it.

I have what I will call a casual collection of these. By that, I mean I am not actively trying to complete the series. I'd love to have a complete run, but have none of the big 3 and don't plan to plunk down the $$ it would take to get those or most of the higher series cards. I definitely favor the big 4 sports subjects featured, but do like the uniqueness of the variety of others sports featured. I probably have 400-500 of them that I got in one large purchase with the index cards & a few digest issues as well as a few unopened packs and singles that have come in over time. I don't believe I have that one, but will confirm. I don't need a dupe, that is for sure.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:01 PM
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Curt,
If you don't have it and want it, please PM me your address.

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If nobody "needs" it more, I would like to claim it.

I have what I will call a casual collection of these. By that, I mean I am not actively trying to complete the series. I'd love to have a complete run, but have none of the big 3 and don't plan to plunk down the $$ it would take to get those or most of the higher series cards. I definitely favor the big 4 sports subjects featured, but do like the uniqueness of the variety of others sports featured. I probably have 400-500 of them that I got in one large purchase with the index cards & a few digest issues as well as a few unopened packs and singles that have come in over time. I don't believe I have that one, but will confirm. I don't need a dupe, that is for sure.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:02 PM
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Can you tell me if there is a Digest that features Steve Garvey, either on the cover or inside? How many are there? I have a couple myself as well as some unopened packages. I presume that is how they were delivered and not someone repackaging them.
Nope, no pictures or mention of Garvey in any of the digests. There is coverage of Bill Gullickson, Jerry Reuss, Tug McGraw, Pete Rose's son (in two issues, no less), Ronald Reagan (also in two issues), and even Gary Coleman, but no Steve Garvey.

I have Sportscaster Digests #1-21. #1 is dated May 10-June 7, 1979 with #21 dated November 23-December 20, 1980. If there are more digests (which I doubt) I've never seen them offered for sale.
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:04 PM
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Thank you. As it turns out, I checked and do have that one. Maybe someone else could use it?

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Old 02-22-2015, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for checking and I guess I am glad/relieved there isn't one after all, otherwise I'd NEED to have one.

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Nope, no pictures or mention of Garvey in any of the digests. There is coverage of Bill Gullickson, Jerry Reuss, Tug McGraw, Pete Rose's son (in two issues, no less), Ronald Reagan (also in two issues), and even Gary Coleman, but no Steve Garvey.

I have Sportscaster Digests #1-21. #1 is dated May 10-June 7, 1979 with #21 dated November 23-December 20, 1980. If there are more digests (which I doubt) I've never seen them offered for sale.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:40 AM
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Domestically there are the Green Hornet cards from the mid-1960s.
oooh, I forgot about that show. You just gave me a new target for my display case.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:43 PM
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I don't have a complete set yet, but I've been tracking variations for each series as a long-term project. I've found a lot so far in the different printings - A, B, C, blank. More when I complete sorting the lots that I purchased in the last few years.
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