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Old 09-05-2022, 08:56 PM
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Default 87-88 Fleer Factory Set?

My set is wrapped in plastic. I have no idea if it's factory or if it was shrink wrapped by someone who hand-built it. The plastic is just clear, no branding or markings at all. If it's just something a dealer put on I'll remove the plastic and free the boys, otherwise, they're doomed to stay wrapped for eternity.



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Old 09-06-2022, 03:20 PM
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No such thing as a Factory set for 87 Fleer Bsk set.
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Old 09-06-2022, 03:53 PM
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No such thing as a Factory set for 87 Fleer Bsk set.
Thank you. That was what I expected but I had never seen a hand-built set in shrink wrap either.
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Old 09-07-2022, 11:11 AM
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It's impossible to tell on this one, but I've seen other "factory" sets that were done a bit later I believe for HSN or QVC or a similar thing.

But their packaging makes it clear they were manufactured in quantity by someone.
93-4? classic set of some kind in a plain white box with the set name printed on in black then shrink wrapped.

A signature rookies set that was mostly sold at retail. In a card box for delivery, and it includes an autographed card that wasn't issued with the regular boxes.

It might be something like that, or the simple answer, it's just a hand collated set someone shrink wrapped.

If you do open it, check the cards closely for small differences. Some of that sort of thing was done as a special print run, and might be identifiable as different.
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Old 09-07-2022, 02:53 PM
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It's impossible to tell on this one, but I've seen other "factory" sets that were done a bit later I believe for HSN or QVC or a similar thing.

But their packaging makes it clear they were manufactured in quantity by someone.
93-4? classic set of some kind in a plain white box with the set name printed on in black then shrink wrapped.

A signature rookies set that was mostly sold at retail. In a card box for delivery, and it includes an autographed card that wasn't issued with the regular boxes.

It might be something like that, or the simple answer, it's just a hand collated set someone shrink wrapped.

If you do open it, check the cards closely for small differences. Some of that sort of thing was done as a special print run, and might be identifiable as different.
I think we're going to open it. My son just wants to see the cards. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't ripping off and throwing away a "valuable" piece of plastic. Right now we can only see the Magic Johnson sticker and the checklist.
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Old 09-07-2022, 08:55 PM
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Default 1987-88 Fleer

Back in that era of collecting dealers used to often wrap their complete sets like that for sale.
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Old 09-12-2022, 12:06 PM
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I think we're going to open it. My son just wants to see the cards. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't ripping off and throwing away a "valuable" piece of plastic. Right now we can only see the Magic Johnson sticker and the checklist.
That's what I would do. Even if it is special in some way it will probably be nearly impossible to tell while it's wrapped.

I would compare cards just to see if there's anything interesting going on.

But as ARO mentioned shrink wrapping was pretty popular back then with some dealers.
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Old 09-18-2022, 03:24 PM
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That's what I would do. Even if it is special in some way it will probably be nearly impossible to tell while it's wrapped.
It's Schrodinger's Stack: unless unwrapped it is simultaneously special and not special.
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Old 09-18-2022, 06:31 PM
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It's Schrodinger's Stack: unless unwrapped it is simultaneously special and not special.
Genius. Original or just something I've never heard.
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Old 09-19-2022, 01:28 PM
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The most genius part is using stack instead of set. Because we also can't be sure it's a set until it's unwrapped....
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Old 09-28-2022, 08:28 PM
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It's Schrodinger's Stack: unless unwrapped it is simultaneously special and not special.
Happy to report that the cat is alive and the Jordan is off-center so you know it's original.
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