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Old 09-10-2012, 07:39 PM
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Trying to find out additional information about my presentation board. My understanding that these were never produced and that about 12 coins exist to date
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:03 PM
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SCD says they came in bronze and silver and gold colors. If so, that's 9. I have a set and know a guy with 2 of the 3. My guess is that there are more than 12. If there were one set of each that is 9 and if there were two sets of each, 18. But, there are not many from my experience




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Old 09-10-2012, 10:08 PM
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Topps board purchased mid 90's
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:51 AM
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You bought them off the Topps Message Boards ? From past visits there, that is amazing
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:14 AM
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Was purchased in 1995 at a flea market. I did not know it was a presentation board for the coins until I contacted Topps Archive Blog back in 2010
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If it is Topps Mr Hornish is the guy to ask
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:16 PM
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Toppcat informed me that was a topps in house presentation piece, I dont know his last name. Is Mr Hornish a different person? If so is does he post on this blog.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:04 PM
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I do indeed post here on occasion, although not as often as I would like. Those coins are quite rare and unlike most other Topps presentation pieces, which are often just mockups or artists renditions and not a true, discrete object, the coins are production items since the had to be molded (or cast-I have never handled on so can't be sure). I would think at least 3 or 4 of each type were made and am still curious about the ones with holes. It would not be like Topps if there were only 1 or 2 of each as most of their tough in house production pieces exist in quantities of 4 or more, although not all do (such as 1970 Cloth Stickers).

For the curious, my blog posts on the Coins can be found here: http://toppsarchives.blogspot.com/se...seball%20Coins

PS-Al is being modest; he knows just as much as anyone when it comes to Topps test and proof issues.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:31 PM
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Dave you had this on your blog and I spoke to you in person. Just trying to find out additional information , such as if they were made in the US or overseas, and also by posting might bring more out. My thoughts are that these could have been something going to be placed in complete sets as an extra. Also could be a concept predecessor to the bronze,silver and aluminum cards of the mid 80's some 5 to 6 years later. thanks Ron
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:36 PM
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I have a full run of these sets, 83 to 91 I think, in each metal- silver/bronze/ aluminum ( not 83), plus the extra premium pewter for the sets..it's a sickness.

Don't know if they are related to the coins but seem to be a different concept...much nicer than the clunky coins



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