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Old 07-23-2017, 02:59 PM
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Those are pretty cool! However, there is something about Topps charging collectors for what they do and pulling a marketing assistant's autograph in lieu of a sports star or celebrity - or manufactured bunny fur LOL (I can't believe I just said manufactured bunny fur). I'm all for collecting what people care to collect, but stuff like that has made me narrow my collecting focus over the years.

By the way, is that THE Ansel Adams or a relative of his. If so that would be damn neat. Thanks for sharing those.
Those subsets are awesome and of a time. Randomly inserted into regular wax, I bet that would have been a fun find. And I know there are people who need the Stephen A. Smith and Jayson Stark autos for their Philadelphia Inquirer columnist master sets. I guess I just can't wrap my head around the Easter Bunny cards going for a big premium. But I don't get modern virtual cards either, so more power to whomever collects these things.

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Scott-- it is the well known photographer. In fact most of the people in the set were well known photographers. It was Mandell ( pictured above) who had an idea for the set and baseball theme. Topps helped produce it and supplied him free gum to insert in the packs he had made up and gave away or sold
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Scott-- it is the well known photographer. In fact most of the people in the set were well known photographers. It was Mandell ( pictured above) who had an idea for the set and baseball theme. Topps helped produce it and supplied him free gum to insert in the packs he had made up and gave away or sold
That's absolutely unreal! I figured the others were notable photographers as well. But, to have the most iconic photographer in American history on a Topps card (a vintage Topps card at that) is priceless. Do you know if Mandell took the photos himself or it was more of a collective effort? Also, was this given out at an art reception or just to his close friends, etc.? That kind of stuff should be in the Smithsonian's art gallery. Thanks again for sharing that - never would have imagined something like that even existed.
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Post-script....so the Easter Bunny is a three hundred dollar card, and I just dropped a few bucks more on a Gene Hackman 1/10 red ink card. I don't always buy modern, but when I do I lose my mind and overpay because my favorite actor's autograph is on an artificially scarce piece of brand new cardboard.
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Fantastic! Way better than those Upper Deck Bugs Bunny baseball cards of yore.

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These are my only venture into sports cards showing non-players. I was too cheap to go for the autograph versions lol.
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These are my only venture into sports cards showing non-players. I was too cheap to go for the autograph versions lol.
I want the Christopher Guest Phillies card!

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The first Hackman has arrived.

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