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Ok thanks Haley that will be a neat item,
Something like the Breygent Oxyipex cards
I thought that the card was in a cellophane pack all good
 
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I dont remember that Inkworks 2000 card being sealed. Just in hard case that it can be taken out of.
 
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Mine's definitely in shrinkwrap, Todd. #358 of 2000. Signed by Allan, Martha, and not Donna, but someone else, something like "Gyel" or "Syd". (Really indecipherable signature despite being clean, and I have no idea who it was.) Next time I take some photos I'll try to remember to include this, though actually getting the shrinkwrap to show in the photo might be tricky. There is an oval opening in the shrinkwrap on the autograph side and if the light catches it just right it shows up, though, so there's a chance. The shrinkwrap is disturbed on the fireworks side, too, so it should be photographable. Again, this had to be sent to us in the fall of 1999, because that's when I left the company I worked for, and there's a 1999 copyright on the back.
 
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Please take a picture.
I have wanted to see one of the Inkworks Lucite blocks for a long time!
 
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Links to some pictures. These first four links are to images of the Inkworks "Fireworks" signed thank-you promo in a shrinkwrpped lucite block about an inch thick:

https://twitter.com/Haley_Hint...786209591298/photo/1

https://twitter.com/Haley_Hint...786209591298/photo/2

https://twitter.com/Haley_Hint...786209591298/photo/3

https://twitter.com/Haley_Hint...786209591298/photo/4

The shrinkwrap is still intact and clearly visible.

Here are a couple of other promo-card specialty items most of you have probably never seen. These were made in very limited numbers, by Skybox in 1993 and Sports Time in 1995, and given away to just a few dozen recipients. The autographs of the Playmate and the Baywatch actress are real.

https://twitter.com/Haley_Hint...954656980992/photo/1

https://twitter.com/Haley_Hint...954656980992/photo/2
 
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I have one without the shrink wrap, #495 of 2000. My third autograph is clearly Donna.

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Ok got it after looking at the photos the lucite block is shrink wrapped
I thought that it was the card
My card has Allan black, Martha Red , Donna green #556.
Nice looking item
 
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Thanks for those Lucite block pictures.
I always pictured them as being big square blocks.
The one(s) I'm still after are the ones with the coins from THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH set inside of them, which I assume are rather difficult to find.
 
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Another Ertl promo update for y'all. It turns out there were three promotional packets for the Ertl Series 1 set. Todd has two of them cataloged, and they're the obvious ones, the John Deere (DP1-DP4) and Case-IH (CP1-CP4) packets I mentioned previously.

Photos of fronts and backs of these packets:

https://photos.google.com/albu...p3KxPCb99qkDpGRQ7P35

https://photos.google.com/albu...tCAku9Owv1TX-U7i2bXJ

https://photos.google.com/albu...xe53PvgeMVy9HE4JrVD6

https://photos.google.com/albu...JclVTJqiNjmts9Sp2Djc

The third promo packet is less obvious this many years after the fact because it used regular cards, not promos. Ertl occasionally set up a booth at a few John Deere trade and toy shows, including an annual one in their hometown (Dyersville, Iowa). I attended one of these. They created a third packet for this limited show use. The packet's front card was the 310 Series Backhoe Loader (#D40), and the back card was the Deere C90 Excavator (#D11).

Photos at these links:

https://photos.google.com/albu...tC1BP-mmflsT8UxwhsCG

https://photos.google.com/albu..._S3u4cGQLMRqBj04T3TT

These packets were always the same four cards. I have a few of these packets, still sealed. I'm sure I opened a couple of them many years back but I don't remember what the other two cards were. I do remember that none of the three packets were printed by Outlook Graphics in Wisconsin, which did the Series I set. All of the Series I prepress work was done by a graphics shop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the promo packets were run off by a printer close by to there.

I'd have to open one of the other packets to find out which two other cards were included, but I'm a little bit loath to do so. I have an uncut sheet of this and the cards were laid out sequentially, meaning D11 and D40 had no spatial relationship. Instead, like the other two promo packets, this was a separate print job, a little four-card panel that was then cut into singles and wrapped into promo packs.
 
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Here's a good spot to tell the story of how a graphics-design blunder I made became part of the actual Series 1 set. As I said, I did pretty much a soup-to-nuts jobs on Series 1 for Ertl. They picked what tractors and toy replicas they wanted included, and then I -- with some help from Ertl staffers -- went on a nationwide hunt for old tractor photos. Literally; I visited dusty old tractor-business buldings in several states. Then I'd write the backs and Ertl would correct the various technical errors I'd make, because I'm no expert on farm machinery.

But, that's not the funny mistake. I also designed that set, and there's a story with the look of the card backs. Take a look at the two angled gradients on the back of this promo card from one of the packets:

https://photos.google.com/albu..._S3u4cGQLMRqBj04T3TT

The gradients I'm talking about are that grayish bar that angles across the upper left, and the green gradient that serves as the backdrop for the lower text.

The promo card is as I designed it. It's okay for an amateur using PhotoShop, and I've never had any formal graphics training. But, when I sent the files to the prepress shop in Iowa, I forgot to include the gradient files, which are a hi-resolution deal. The prepress shop ran with what they got, because we were up against a marketing deadline. What they output was a lo-res version of the gradient, which came out as multiple parallel stripes of shading.

I quickly ovenighted the missing gradients to the prepress shop once I saw the mistake, but that shop had already sent the "mistake" version to Ertl, and Ertl ended up liking that more than the original version, because the parallel gradient lines evoked a "rows of crops in the field" look that worked pretty well.

I've found a photo of a card back showing the gradients. It's the Ford card back shown here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ERTL-...CO-IHC-/233236717743

It does look better that way. And it was a work-process blunder by... me.
 
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Hi Haley,

Welcome to our group, I have enjoyed reading about your experiences with the hobby and The promo card articles you have discussed. If possible can you contact me, my email is in my profile, I have a question about a John Deere sell sheet I have in my collection Thumb Up
 
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Hi Piko,

I definitely received the Inkworks 2000 card as the header card of a promo cello-pack. PCE2008 lists this as a hand-numbered, signed card and mine is hand-numbered (1362/2000) but unsigned. Also in the pack were: Charmed Season 1 P1, 007:The World is Not Enough ML-1 and Sleepy Hollow P3. The seller told me it was a dealer promo.

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You say your Inkworks 1999,2000 Thank you card is sealed .This is something that I have been trying to find out for a long time.
Wether it was issued as loose cards or in a sealed set.
It is said that this card was issued as a set with three other ordinary promo cards .
That is how i brought mine loose cards.
Is your card sealed as a single card or is it sealed with the other three cards.
Thanks
Piko
 
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Love those tractor pictures.
Machinery rules!
 
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I have a very odd 2014 promo set, which is not in PCE. I realize, of course, that this is many years after the last issue, so it wouldn't be in there. Has anyone else seen these ?

The numbering is very confusing, to say the least...

Blood & Babes Comic Con. From a show in Westbury, NY. Cards I have are numbered P1 to P21. But cards P1 to P18 say "Limited Edition of 18 Cards" on the back. Cards P19 to P21 just say Exclusive on the backs.

The cards are photos of women in bathing suits and revealing clothes. No actual nudity. They are akin to the Benchwarmer cards. Oddly, cards P3 and P5 depict rapper/ actor Ice-T. Guess he was at the show ?

The guy who sent these to me also sent a unnumbered card from the Collectors Expo dated 2014 of Khloe Terae and April Eve, signed by the latter. Back says limited edition of 25.

He also sent me 8 other cards signed by models that say www.supermegafest.com on the back. The cards I have are numbered # 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12.
 
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I've not seen them yet. Any chance we can see one?
 
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I've updated my nonsports wants/haves list a couple of times recently. I've included a few dozen of the '90s-era promos I have:

https://docs.google.com/spread...dyQ/edit?usp=sharing

Note that while I will trade promos for items that I need or want, I'm not collecting promos at the present time. I'm not really doing inserts much either; I'm focusing on completing regular sets above all else.

I'll also be back as time allows with a few more of those oddities I promised a few weeks ago.
 
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Another "card in a block" hardly ever seen anymore is the Ken Kelly II (FPG) unnumbered 1994 Capital City Retailer Conference promo card set in a plastic stand with the stand signed by the artist on the front in gold ink. I'm not sure these were given away or made to be part of a display at the show.






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Thanks for those Lucite block pictures.
I always pictured them as being big square blocks.
The one(s) I'm still after are the ones with the coins from THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH set inside of them, which I assume are rather difficult to find.
 
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