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Marvel Universe 1993 Sample Foils

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May 27, 2021, 02:48 PM
Tommy C
Marvel Universe 1993 Sample Foils
A Vulture 2099 sold on ebay on March 16 for $ 332 !

Someone is asking $ 500 for a Fearmaster now !

These used to sell for $ 5 to 10 back in the day
May 27, 2021, 03:07 PM
Tommy C
Before this year, the highest I ever saw a 1993 Marvel sample go for was about $ 100, and that was on a Spider-Man 2099 foil
May 28, 2021, 03:17 PM
catskilleagle
Yeah, I remember when I bought the Vulture 2099 sample about 20 years ago, I bought "high" at $15.

Jess



quote:
Originally posted by Tommy C:
A Vulture 2099 sold on ebay on March 16 for $ 332 !

Someone is asking $ 500 for a Fearmaster now !

These used to sell for $ 5 to 10 back in the day

July 28, 2021, 12:20 PM
Tommy C
A Fearmaster sold on ebay in late June for $ 175 !
August 10, 2021, 11:42 PM
cardscout182
possible to see front and back pics of these cards mentioned,. please..?
August 11, 2021, 01:52 AM
catskilleagle
A Fearmaster sample without the sticker on the back sold on May 24 for $46.99. It probably would have sold for more if it had "sample" in the title or description. Here's the link which will be active for only a couple of more weeks:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.htm...d=1&_ipg=50&_fosrp=1



quote:
Originally posted by cardscout182:
possible to see front and back pics of these cards mentioned,. please..?

August 11, 2021, 02:19 AM
catskilleagle
Here's a link to the $175 sale for the sample with the sticker on the back:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/36344...rksid=p2047675.l2557



quote:
Originally posted by cardscout182:
possible to see front and back pics of these cards mentioned,. please..?

August 11, 2021, 08:25 PM
cardscout182
Thanks cats, that second one is really cool. !! Do you know any info on it..? how many were produced, how were they distributed etc. ? Thumb Up
August 12, 2021, 12:52 AM
catskilleagle
I never heard about a print run on those. It appears only some dealers got them - perhaps just one per dealer. I saw just one locally and you'd see them occasionally at shows. For a while, it wass weird to see the blank back ones, because for a while, I saw only the ones with the sticker.



quote:
Originally posted by cardscout182:
Thanks cats, that second one is really cool. !! Do you know any info on it..? how many were produced, how were they distributed etc. ? Thumb Up

August 12, 2021, 10:12 AM
David R
It has always been assumed that there are sample foil versions, with the stickers on the backs, for each of the 9 chase cards in the set.

Over the past 25 years plus, I have only come across 8 different ones: Spider-Man 2099, Doom 2099, Specialist, Fearmaster, Tiger Wylde, Dethstryk, Ravage 2099, and Vulture 2099.

I only saw the Spider-Man for the first time within the past 3 or 4 years on ebay. The above 8 definitely exist.

I have consulted with a hardcore Marvel collector, and neither he nor I have ever seen one with the sticker for Punisher 2099. Does it exist ?

As for the blank backed ones, I have seen uncut sheets of the 9 on ebay, with the blank backs (and no stickers) so perhaps someone cut them up ? Maybe or maybe not.
September 23, 2021, 05:27 PM
Tommy C
A Tiger Wylde with the sticker on the back sold for $ 117 on ebay on August 20 !!!

A few years ago, these would sell for $10-15 tops

Who is paying these prices ???