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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. All four cards promote the same four auto racing-related sets so that would normally exclude it from inclusion in PCE. However, because the cards also promote the company in general (Limited Editions, Inc.), 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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Here's an odd 74-card set (Helmar Brewing Company, 2005). The cards show hand-painted artwork of mix of athletes from boxing and baseball, including players from an early 20th century barnstorming team (Benton Harbor House of David), the Negro League, and Japanese baseball. These cards were available in 3-card packs inserted with Helmar Potato Chips and Helmar Caramel Corn. The cards measure 1 9/16 x 2 3/4 inches and are unusually thick. The backs offer no background text, having just a scratch-off area that reveals a prize. I noticed a couple of packs of cards on the pile in a bargain bin of a local sports card shop and wondered what those weird little rectangular packs had inside. One of the cards I pulled has a blank back.

At least 3 other series were created in subsequent years but they were sold as sets and were smaller sets.

I read somewhere that the creator of the cards went out of his way to create something unique with hand-painted artwork of a more diverse group of athletes and much thicker card stock. He didn't intend to make the set a popular collectible but the company received a lot of requests for another series.


 
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Here are two promos for "Heroes of Life" (Sterling Cards, Inc., 1992). They look like baseball cards but the set appears to be about people overcoming hardship. San Francisco Giants pitcher, Dave Dravecky, is the subject of both cards. A malignant tumor was detected in his left (throwing) arm in 1988 and he underwent surgery. He thought he had beaten cancer late in the 1989 season but his left arm broke in the process of a pitch during a game. He had to retire a couple of weeks later. Subsequent surgeries were ineffective, and in 1991, he had to have his left arm amputated to stop the spread of the cancer. He moved on with his life becoming a motivational speaker and author.

One card is 2 of 12 and the other is 12 of 12 and both are marked "Special Promotional Sample." I found the 2 of 12 card in a bargain box in a local collectibles store over 20 years ago and the 12 of 12 was something I ran across on Amazon just a few years ago after thinking the 2 of 12 was the only one. I haven't seen any other promos nor a listing for a regular set anywhere so I assume it was cancelled. I think the last set Sterling did was Country Gold Series 2 in 1993.




 
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Here's a promo for Orel Hershiser's autobiography, "Out of the Blue" (1989). In the baseball world he's a famous pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who had a long career from the early 80's and all across the 90's. It's an oddball that could be overlooked as a sports card as it even has his stats on the back.


 
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