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Old 02-15-2021, 12:47 PM
Belfast1933 Belfast1933 is online now
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Default StarCal decals? Your advice, background

I'm looking to add some different looking "cards" to my HOF collection and the 52 Star-Cal decals look pretty cool/funky...

Am wondering if any members might be able to either point me to other threads on these as collectables or offer opinions on the same?

Looks like the Type 1 are single player versions and the type 2 are 2 players (sometime the same player twice and sometimes 2 diff players?)

Are they much larger than standard cards from the early 50's?

Lastly, any advice on graded or raw? Seems like a safe move to get raw -

thanks for any background -

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Old 02-18-2021, 09:18 PM
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Here is an advertisement from the back of an old Comic book. It says the decals are 4x6, and in 1953 they were 6 for $1. I think they are pretty cool! You can put them on your lunchbox.
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Old 02-19-2021, 07:09 AM
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Another interesting StarCal collectible is the salesman book. It features both the large and smaller version of the stickers as a flip booklet. In the early 80s two appeared here in the Los Angeles area; one had a large decal of Jackie Robinson and I believe the other had Ted Williams. They were around $100 each at that time. I ended up with the Robinson, but I later traded it to a dealer towards a 68 3D Clemente. Has anyone else seen the salesman booklets?
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:50 AM
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They're substantially larger than a card and bigger than a PC.

They are pretty much what you see is what you get in terms of raw, with one caveat: over time some of them have gotten stuck to the envelope, so you may find that you cannot reposition the decal itself in the window of the paper envelope; if they got a little damp, they're stuck. Good collectible, though, to supplement the player collection.

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