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A mixed lot of 93 Biosphere promos from 1991, with supposedly newly discovered color variations, sold for $ 841 ! See below

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-o...rksid=p2047675.l2557
 
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Yeah, and there were some oddball singles that also ended the same day. Collecting Biosphere promos has become an expensive hobby. You really had to be there early to get them cheap. In the late 90's you could get most of them for about 10 bucks a piece. At the time the word was that there were 500 of each printed and 31 different. I think there are at least 35 known now with the print runs for at least some of them unknown.


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Originally posted by Tommy C:
A mixed lot of 93 Biosphere promos from 1991, with supposedly newly discovered color variations, sold for $ 841 ! See below

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-o...rksid=p2047675.l2557
 
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jess,
I'm aware of the Prairie Dog variation with the different color circle which makes 32. Which are the other 3 variations?

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Albert, according toe Jeff Allender's checklist:

Card 60 comes in 2 versions, one which says Scarlet King Snake and one which says Scarlet Milk Snake.

And Card 55 has a variant with an Alpha box, while the other is missing the box.
 
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And now there is a card # 1 and a variant checklist, which no one knew existed back in the 1990s, or up until just a few years ago.

We all thought that card # 5 was the first one in the promo set.
 
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Thank you for the information David.
I will check my Biospheres for these variants.

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Here is a list I put together based on what Jeff Allender has, what's in PCE2008, and the auctions that ended last Sunday. One of the auctions says there are 72 cards in the set (here's 64 of them). If anyone has a correction or extra information, please let me know.

1 The Biosphere (number in a yellow circle on back)
5 Gopher Tortoise (number in a white circle on back)
5 Gopher Tortoise (number in a yellow circle on back)
10 Blue-spotted Salamander (number in a white circle on back)
10 Blue-spotted Salamander (number in a yellow circle on back)
15 Rim Rock Crowned Snake (number in a white circle on back)
15 Rim Rock Crowned Snake (number is in a yellow circle on back)
Note: Jeff Allender lists a #15 card as "Pine Rock Crowned Snake" which appears to be a mistake
20 Spotted Turtle (number is in a white circle on back)
20 Spotted Turtle (number is in a yellow circle on back)
25 Florida Bog Frog (number is in a white circle on back)
25 Florida Bog Frog (number is in a yellow circle on back)
Note: Jeff Allender lists the #25 card as "very scarce" and PCE2008 lists it as the rarest card in the set. A recent Ebay auction claims
the "blue back"variant ("white circle") is rarer than the "tan back" ("yellow circle").
30 Marbled Salamander (number is in a white circle on back)
30 Marbled Salamander (number is in a yellow circle on back)
35 Florida Softshell (number is in a white circle on back)
35 Florida Softshell (number is in a yellow circle on back)
40 American Coral Snake (number is in a white circle on back)
40 American Coral Snake (number is in a yellow circle on back)
45 Cuban Treefrog (number is in a white circle on back)
45 Cuban Treefrog (number is in a white circle on back)
50 Northern Snapping Turtle (number is in a white circle on back)
50 Northern Snapping Turtle (number is in a yellow circle on back)
55 Alligator and Crocodile (number is in a white circle on back)
55 Alligator and Crocodile (number is in a yellow circle on back)
Note: Jeff Allender lists a #55 card as an "error: with white 'Alpha' box"
60 Scarlet King Snake (number is in a white circle on back)
60 Scarlet King Snake (number is in a yellow circle on back)
Note: Allender lists a #60 card with a Scarlet "Milk" Snake [variation]
65 Florida Snapping Turtle (number is in a white circle on back)
65 Florida Snapping Turtle (number is in a yellow circle on back)
70 Eastern Box Turtle: Adult Male (number is in a white circle on back)
70 Eastern Box Turtle: Adult Male (number in a yellow circle on back)
75 Canebrake Rattle Snake (number is in a white circle on back)
75 Canebrake Rattle Snake (number is in a yellow circle on back)
80 Deimatic Behavior in the Smooth Green Snake (number is in a white circle on back)
80 Deimatic Behavior in the Smooth Green Snake (number is in a yellow circle on back)
85 Red-spotted Newt (number is in a white circle on back)
85 Red-spotted Newt (number is in a yellow circle on back)
90 Red Eft (number is in a yellow circle on back)
Note: Jeff Allender lists a #90 card as "Red Imp stage of the Red-spotted Newt" which appears to be a mistake
95 American Rat Snake (number is in a white circle on back)
95 American Rat Snake (number is in a yellow circle on back)
100 Florida Box Turtle (number in a white circle on back)
100 Florida Box Turtle (number in a yellow circle on back)
105 Eastern Garter Snake (number is in a white circle on back)
105 Eastern Garter Snake (number is in a yellow circle on back)
110 Northern Snapping Turtle: Baby (number is in a white circle on back)
110 Northern Snapping Turtle: Baby (number is in a yellow circle on back)
115 Bald Eagle (number is in a white circle on back)
115 Bald Eagle (number is in a yellow circle on back)
120 Eastern Box Turtle: Baby (number in a white circle on back)
120 Eastern Box Turtle: Baby (number in a yellow circle on back)
125 George Bush on Turtle Protection (number is in a white circle on back)
125 George Bush on Turtle Protection (number is in a yellow circle on back)
130 Black-tailed Prairie Dog (number is in a white circle on back)
130 Black-tailed Prairie Dog [rare] (number in a light green circle)
130 Black-tailed Prairie Dog (number is in a blue circle on back)
130 Black-tailed Prairie Dog (number is in a yellowcircle on back)
135 Bill Bradley on Turtle Protection (number in a white circle on back)
135 Bill Bradley on Turtle Protection (number in a yellow circle on back)
140 Florida Manatee (number in a white circle on back)
140 Florida Manatee (number in a yellow circle on back)
145 Mario Cuomo on Turtle Protection
145 Mario Cuomo on Turtle Protection
150 Nassau Coliseum Destroys Prairie Acreage of the Hempstead Plains (number in a white circle on back)
150 Nassau Coliseum Destroys Prairie Acreage of the Hempstead Plains (number in a yellow circle on back)
n.n. checklist; 30 cards listed
n.n. checklist; 31 cards listed
 
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