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Old 08-05-2010, 05:43 PM
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Default Any Topps Test Stuff At The National?

Anyone see any booths with a good selection of the old Topps test and oddball stuff?
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:27 PM
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Booth 1616 - lots of stuff including a big stack of 1974 Deckles...
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:30 PM
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Steve Werley has a ton of the stuff, based on where he prices it, it looks like he will have a lot of it for a long time to come. He does have the goods though. A couple of other items in the room - 1967 Aaron Giant stand up with Mark Lodilinsky, Plaks at memory lane(exactly how many were in that find????), a couple of other odds and ends - nothing that I saw worth writing home about. Now the 1968 3d empty box and 1967 Stand up empty box in Legendary's auction tonight are unbelievable - had the stand up box in my hands - too cool!!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:52 PM
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I saw either two or three tables with some of the 1964 Topps Rookie of the Year multi-player cards. These are usually near-impossible to find.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:48 PM
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67 standups box is going to its new home in florida
the 68 3d (unfortunately is heading to california
not many good test issues
marichal giants disc a few puchouts
plaks by memory lane and steve werley who bought them from memory lane
a couple of 67 giants
not much else in topps test
or for that matter regionals
for the fun of it i had psa grade a 55 test stamp only got a 4
but its the only 1 in the pop
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:31 AM
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Default 67 Stand up box!

AWESOME pickup on the stand up box Larry. I didn't even see what it went for yet, but that box is off the charts - extra large size, Mantle on the top and in excellent condition. Just awesome!
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:09 PM
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67 standups box is going to its new home in florida
the 68 3d (unfortunately is heading to california
not many good test issues
marichal giants disc a few puchouts
plaks by memory lane and steve werley who bought them from memory lane
a couple of 67 giants
not much else in topps test
or for that matter regionals
for the fun of it i had psa grade a 55 test stamp only got a 4
but its the only 1 in the pop
Steve must have bought those plaks on Sunday? Slim pickings I agree test-wise but my type run is getting there except for the biggies. Larry, sorry I missed you would have loved to talk tests. If you have a spare 55 stamp I am all ears. Saw the 68 discs, plus a few other good proofs but nothing new. I actually bought a Dan Dee Snider, regionally speaking but the selection was slim all around.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:33 PM
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Dave,

I know Steve purchased some or all of his 1968 Plaks shortly after Mile High starting selling them off. He has had them for a little while.

Mike
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Gotcha-thought you meant he had bought them that day.

Had a great time in Bawlmer but I have to say there was a dearth of test issues and the more regional/smaller Topps sets compared to the larger shows I have attended in the last 25 years or so. Aside from Steve Werley and a couple of other dealers there was not a whole lot out there; usually there are various pockets of things randomly strewn about. A quick recap of what I saw among the non-oddball dealers:

-a 61 Dice game going into one of the auction catalogs (B. Robby)
-an unopened box of 62 stamp albums
-a handful of 67 Pirates and Red Sox Stickers
-maybe three 67 Giant Stand Ups
-68 Plaks at Mile High and Steve Werley's booths (cheating on Werley, I know)
-3 or 4 68 3D's

Very slim pickings.

I must say I saw a whole lot of 74 Deckles, to the point I wonder how scarce they really are. I have noticed this phenomenon before. The 74 Stamp Albums are much harder, although the stamps proper are easy.

Anyone else notice some tests?

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Old 08-12-2010, 10:23 AM
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Dave,

Was Mike from Columbia City there? He usually has some Topps test issues and other oddball items. I didn't go to the Nat'l this year, but am surprised to hear that there weren't more Topps test issues available.

Mike
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