NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Postwar Sportscard Forums > Postwar Baseball Cards Forum (Pre-1980)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-23-2015, 12:07 PM
cardagents cardagents is offline
member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 8
Default 1962 sample ad Mantle mini blank back reprint?

Hello, I have a mini card that I discovered that seems to be like a sample ad card only smaller (just under under 2x3) and the back is a bit more glossy and colored almost like how one would describe the appearance of a magnet on the back of a photo (but is not a magnet). Does anyone have a clue as to what this is or where it may have come from, whether authentic or not? They appear possibly hand cut but if so was an extremely well done job. Attachments provided (referencing card on left).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2015-08-23 12.46.24.jpg (71.2 KB, 131 views)
File Type: jpg 2015-08-23 12.47.06.jpg (73.3 KB, 131 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-23-2015, 12:26 PM
ALR-bishop ALR-bishop is offline
Al Richter
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 5,671
Default Minis

The dimensions you give would be larger, but some time back someone was cutting photos out of Topps Surf books and other publications and affixing them to card board backing , often with a stamp on the back that said "Topps Promotional Sample". An example, the same 62 Mantle, is listed and pictured in the SCD Standard Catalog in front of the listings for the 60s sets, and is labeled as a fake. I bought one on eBay as an example, mine is an Aaron. My guess is that what you have is something like that

Last edited by ALR-bishop; 08-23-2015 at 12:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-24-2015, 03:24 PM
cardagents cardagents is offline
member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 8
Default

thanks for the response. That gives me a pretty good idea of the authenticity of the piece.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-24-2015, 06:05 PM
Bestdj777 Bestdj777 is offline
Chris
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 2,172
Default

I agree with Al. The samples were full sized and have detailed advertising on the back. These were cut from something more modern and aren't worth anything.
__________________
Mantle Master Set: 425/425 (complete!!!)
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
52 Topps Mantle blank back error on ebay KCRfan1 Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 11 04-16-2013 09:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 AM.


ebay GSB