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This card is #2 (Nolan Ryan) of a 4-card set, the second series promoting a collection of watercolor and oil portraits by artist Ed David. This one has the clever title, Sportraits (Limited Editions, 1992). All four promos are of baseball players.


 
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Are the other ones Gretzky, Jordan and Joe Montana?
 
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No, the other Sportraits are all baseball players: Ken Griffey, Jr., David Justice, and Cal Ripken Jr.

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Are the other ones Gretzky, Jordan and Joe Montana?
 
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Here's one that looks like a sports card at a glance but it's really one "Big Al" Ross, a northern CA sports magazine dealer, did for fun. It's standard card size but promotes Big Al's business on the back also letting you know he throws and bats right-handed. He gave them out at shows in the 90's at least. I picked it up at one of the Tri-Star shows in San Francisco.


 
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Here's card #2 from a 12-card set (Sports Collectors Warehouse, 1987) that promotes a line of signed and numbered works (lithographs, artist proofs) celebrating MLB Hall of Famer, Carl "Yaz" Yastremski, by artist Christopher Paluso. it was released in 1987 so it's actually one of the "early" promo cards. A second and third set were released in 1989.


 
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Here's card #3 from a 4-card set that drifts in that gray area of being sports-related but outside the realm of sports card sets. This card promotes auto racing-related sets (not just one but four of them) so that would normally exclude it from inclusion in PCE. However, because the card promotes the company in general (Limited Editions, Inc.) as well as the sets, Todd made an exception. The promo set would be an unlikely listing in a sports card guide because it isn't part of an actual sports card set so he gave it a home - another case of Todd taking in strays.

It's also case of a set being listed in PCE2008 but it's a card from the set that was unknown at the time the book was published. Todd had seen card #1 but not the other three of them and he wants to confirm whether all the indicated numbers exist in a set whenever possible knowing it's never a certainty that they all do exist.

I'm reasonably sure the guy on the front is Jerry Glanville, the coach of the Houston Oilers in the mid-late 80's and the New Orleans Saints in the early-mid 90' as well as a NASCAR owner and sportscaster.


 
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I can confirm the 4 promo card set from Limited Editions, Inc. exists - I just picked them up earlier today ($15 for the lot)
 
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Looks like on the Sportraits set there is an uncut sheet of the 4 promos numbered to 1000
 
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