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Here's a cool vintage promo of sorts, and a multi-set one at that as much as one views it as a promo that is.



It is a standard sized card from 1994, with a blank back, and originally came in a cello pack with some Skybox basketball promo cards, but none of the non sports sets listed on the card.

I don't know how many of the promo packs were issued, but it's probably not too likely that many who opened their pack saved the top card, as its pretty unremarkable in design, admittedly. That means it's rare almost for sure, but wanted, probably not so much except maybe by the real gotta-have-it-all types out there, we know who we are!

I have it as a Skybox Simpsons promo, since that's one of my main collecting interests, but it may be of interest to collectors of some of the other sets (Star Trek, Disney, DC Comics) listed on it, too, so I thought I'd show it off.

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While they may have found their way to the marketplace via other avenues, I know that these packs were given out at the big comic retailer conferences in 1994; the Diamond Distributing conference in Baltimore and/or the Capital City conference in St. Louis. I was fortunate enough to attend both conferences that particular year and the amount of promo stuff being handed out was extraordinary. Sigh, the good old days...
 
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Actually, I ahve one of those packs, still sealed and mine DOES include a Trek card. I can tell cause it's the last one in the pack, so I can see the back of it. Id yours didn't, then it's likely the packs were random/

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There was a promo pack like that in 1995 as well. It had a release schedule card (blank back) for Skybox sports and non-sports sets but contained no sports promos. It did have the Gargoyles S1 prototype, Pocahontas S1 prototype, The Simpsons Skycaps Lisa Simpson prototype pog, ST:TNG Season 2 S1 prototype, and the Youngblood N1 promo.

Edit: This pack lists:

Star Trek NG Episodes II
Skybox Premium Basketball II ('94-'95)
Batman & Robin
Gargoyles I
Lois & Clark
Extreme/Youngblood
Indy 500
Disney Premium
NBA E-Motion
Star Trek Voyager
Pocahontas

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On the 1994 card, I have seen sealed packs with this card "you know where" that do not contain sports cards, but instead contain a Simpsons tattoo from the 94 set. Auctions say they were from the 94 National show

The auctions claim that these packs "usually contain a Lion King card and an Instant Winner" card, but the ones the seller had does not seem to show these. Unless maybe they are inside the packs and cannot be seen ?
 
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I opened a couple of those packs. They have four cards: the release schedule, a random regular Lion King card, a random regular football card, and a random regular Simpsons tattoo (first Skybox series) with the tattoo showing on the bottom of the pack.

I guess the seller can tell if there's an Instant Winner card inside and sells those separately.

I also have one of the packs that has the same schedule card with basketball cards (USA Basketball NBA update) as noted by Chesspiece.



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Originally posted by Tommy C:
On the 1994 card, I have seen sealed packs with this card "you know where" that do not contain sports cards, but instead contain a Simpsons tattoo from the 94 set. Auctions say they were from the 94 National show

The auctions claim that these packs "usually contain a Lion King card and an Instant Winner" card, but the ones the seller had does not seem to show these. Unless maybe they are inside the packs and cannot be seen ?
 
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While looking for something else in my collection, I found a third different Skybox release schedule card, each one lists a different combination of set releases. This one is in a 3-card pack with a random one of the four Pocahontas "blue back" promos and the Disney Premium P2. The schedule card lists:

'95-'96 Hoops I
DC Villains I
Bill Nye The Science Guy
Star Trek NG Episodes III
E-Motion Baseball
Mortal Combat
Creators Master Series
Premium Football
Cinderella

I think there's a 4th different card but haven't found an example.
 
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