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What is this marvel set i missed out on?

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March 29, 2013, 11:14 PM
Andy28
What is this marvel set i missed out on?
I was outbid (those snipers)! on this Marvel set i havent seen before from 1977. I suppose i did have a minute to up my bid but am trying to restrain a little i suppose. I still think was a bit of a bargain though.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261...l2557&orig_cvip=true


Anyone have any info on them? How they were distributed, if they go by another name on Jeffs site maybe? previous sale prices - value?
March 29, 2013, 11:24 PM
Tattoox
That's an UK gaming set, if I'm not mistaken. And if I'm right, that may also go by "Marvel Trumps." I believe that was a good price.

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March 30, 2013, 12:19 AM
Andy28
cool, that does seem to look like them. I found a South African release which looks the same also, and yes a pretty good price by the looks of it.

Thanks for the info!
March 30, 2013, 12:26 AM
Scifi Cards
I have a couple sets of these in German...

Never knew what to make of them since I never took the time to decipher them.

Ed

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March 30, 2013, 01:17 AM
Andy28
I think the rating of the powers might not be viewed as all too accurate in the Marvel universe. Though i suppose its more about the game. Still, i dont think Hulk should be a 98 on physical strength and Hercules 99
March 30, 2013, 01:20 AM
Tattoox
I also have the German set Ed. And the new Marvel Trumps I think are available in several languages.

I have X-Files cards in many languages too.

I've picked up a few words in other languages by learning key words to search for the cards.

Andy28,
I think there's a 77 release and a 78 release. How can you tell that there's a South African release? Is there something different about it?

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March 30, 2013, 01:28 AM
Tattoox
My mistake. 1988 was the other release date.

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March 30, 2013, 03:33 AM
Andy28
After you mentioned trumps i did a google image search and found this link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Top-...orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
March 30, 2013, 04:46 AM
Graham
Just put Top Trumps in the UK EBay site - over 6500 items there covering most subjects.
March 30, 2013, 08:56 PM
Tattoox
I was going to say that many items produced in England, are also sold in English speaking/UK connected countries. And that just because it's sold and bought in South Africa doesn't make it a variant.

That's usually the case, but not on that auction/item.

I took out my binder and took a close look. There's subtle differences with the cards. Nothing I personally go out of my way to buy. If I found it really cheap, sure I'd buy it, but I basically have the same thing with the original UK version.

The differences are the lay out of the text. Must be a little larger, because there's less words per line on the UK version. Also, the letter next to the number in the upper corner is upper case on the UK set.

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April 05, 2013, 06:53 AM
cardcollectors uk
Thanks for that. I had a flashback to the set of these I had. It was probably my first actual card set. I even devised a board game using the cards as fights at the Avengers Mansion, the Baxter Building etc. If only they hadn't been thrown away. Looks like it's a set I'm going to have to pick up again, I got the first Marvel sticker set I owned from 1973 again a couple of years ago Smile

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