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Jeff Allendar's website lists card #62 from this 1988 set as a promo

Does anyone have more info on this ? A scan ?
 
Posts: 4407 | Location: Bayonne, NJ, USA | Registered: May 06, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The front has a picture of a guy dressed in a devil suit and the back says "congratulations, you have found card #62...."

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Why does Jeff consider this to be a promo ?

I see "sets" of 65 on ebay, but from what I see the true set consists of 66 cards= cards 1-60, autograph 61, "promo" 62, and 4 advertisement cards, so I wonder what is missing from these auctions
 
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I believe because the actual set that could be purchased is numbered thru card #60 with an additional autographed card. Since I got my card individually as the promo, I don't really know if it is actually inserted in the set but the information on the card itself is clearly promotional and talks about where to write to purchase the set etc...

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David,

I think this card was handed out at shows by the owner (or a representative) of the card company. It might have been mentioned in an article in one of the trading card magazines in the mid-90's. I recall there was an article on promos in Collect and maybe one in Cards Illustrated. I might still have those issues in a box somewhere.

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Originally posted by David R:
Jeff Allendar's website lists card #62 from this 1988 set as a promo

Does anyone have more info on this ? A scan ?
 
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Does anyone have one of these cards that they'd like to part with ?

I saw one as part of a set of 65 on ebay, but the seller wanted like $ 200 for it all. I just want the promo, not the whole set
 
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Card 62 may have been handed out at some trade shows that Imagine set up at, but I know for a FACT it was given out at the Fantacon in 1988 in Albany NY because I was there. They gave them out to people who went to a Tom Savini special effects demonstration.
 
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Hi Todd,

One thing we should be clear about is that the #62 promo was never inserted with the factory set. It was only given out at shows and maybe only those of the northeast. That's why it can be hard to find now. The set was 60 numbered cards available with or without the #61 autograph card plus four other cards that are unnumbered. They could be called promos because they promote various products with one actually promoting a separate company, Fantaco, but they are like the extra Zombie War cards you noted in another thread in that you could only get those cards with the set and could be considered part of the base set. The Fantaco card might have been otherwise available but I've seen it only associated with this set.

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Originally posted by pcetodd:
Card 62 may have been handed out at some trade shows that Imagine set up at, but I know for a FACT it was given out at the Fantacon in 1988 in Albany NY because I was there. They gave them out to people who went to a Tom Savini special effects demonstration.
 
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Hi David,

If you haven't found the #62 promo yet, you should be able to find it cheaper. It has been offered for sale by itself for $75-100 and one or two have sold in that range in the past couple of years. Sellers also offer various combinations of the 1-60 card base set, the #61 autograph, the #62 promo and one or all four extra unnumbered cards that came with the set. Prices can be all over the place, but if you watch for auctions including the base set, you can find it for less. I've seen lots that included the #62 go for $40-50 just in the past couple of months.

Jess


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Originally posted by David R:
Does anyone have one of these cards that they'd like to part with ?

I saw one as part of a set of 65 on ebay, but the seller wanted like $ 200 for it all. I just want the promo, not the whole set
 
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I found the promo on Ebay about 2 or 3 years ago. The auction included the base set of cards and the 62
I think it went for 25 bucks
 
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