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Akira Preview Set (Cornerstone, 1994)

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October 21, 2019, 07:41 PM
Akira Preview Set (Cornerstone, 1994)
I was wondering if anyone remembers when the Akira preview pack (10 cards including 1 prism/"sparkle" card) was released. There were two promos that were given out and one was inserted in Card Collector's Price Guide. The thing about the preview pack is that, years ago, I was always told it was originally sold by the company (as other preview packs were by other companies in more recent years) but I picked up a copy of the book, "Comic Cards and Their Prices," by Stuart Wells III (Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1994), which is a good reference for comic cards that were released by that time, and it notes the Akira preview pack was given out at trade shows.

I hadn't seen the book until finding one a few years ago at an antique store in Florida. It was tagged at $10.95 but all the antiques/collectibles books were half-priced at the time and the clerk just made it an even $5.

October 21, 2019, 08:48 PM
That book is an excellent source of information for collectors of comic cards! I always keep it close by.
I would tend to rely on their assertion that the promo pack was distributed at shows especially since it occurred the same year as when the book was published.