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Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but is there a list of NSU Gummie Promos anywhere?
 
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The list:

More Than Battlefield Earth (Comic Images 1994)
Star Trek Voyager (Skybox 1995)
The Lone Ranger (Dart 1996)
Babylon 5 (Fleer Skybox International 1997)
Star Wars Episode 1 (Topps 1998)
Charmed (Inkworks 1999)
More Morbid Monster Cards (NostalgiCards 2000)
Xena (Rittenhouse Archives 2001)
Alias (Inkworks 2002)
The Complete Battlestar Galactica (R.A. 2003)

The program was discontinued in 2004 for reasons that I don't think were ever made publicly known, but one could reasonably gather that it might have to do with people not following the rules of one card to a voter. Hard to say for sure, though.

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Thanks for posting this list chesspieceface! There's at least one other....More Than Battlefield Earth card by Comic Images. This one was from 1994.
 
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Thank Harris. I'll amend the list so it's complete in one spot.

I remember getting the Lone Ranger Gummie and giving it to a friend who'd missed it. I then got all of them from Star Wars on (but kept only that one ultimately as I didn't collect the sets the others were from). Of course, looking back at it now, it is properly seen as its own 10 card set, a highly collectible one, and a nice piece of NSU history, at that.

I used to love the "eligible" lists provided for our voting, especially in the early days of the poll. They were comically large compared to our modern annual list, especially around 1994 and 1995, which is probably (and almost certainly will remain) the peak in terms of active non-sports manufacturers.

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I used to love the "eligible" lists provided for our voting, especially in the early days of the poll. They were comically large compared to our modern annual list, especially around 1994 and 1995, which is probably (and almost certainly will remain) the peak in terms of active non-sports manufacturers.


I agree. Collectors who have only been collecting a few years or less would be amazed by the amount of manufacturers listed on those old lists. We still have a number of sets being issued each year though.

It was interesting how we would have to split things out over the years. If memory serves me right (and my memory stinks), we listed all manufacturers together at first. Next split them into Major and Minor categories. And then had to split them into three groups. I think we had a qualification that if the company also issued sports cards, they were grouped in the top most category. We did that as there was no way a one-person company could compete with say, Comic Images, let alone Topps or Upper Deck.
 
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It's intresting the way prices have gone on those Gummie cards. All of them have become very low priced items except the Star Trek one which commands a very good price.

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Thanks chesspieceface for the info. Have some and now the chase begins for the others.
 
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Morbid Monsters, Battlefield Earth, and Lone Ranger should be pretty easy since most who wanted collected those actual sets surely have them by now, which would limit demand.

The ones from Inkworks were likely overprinted and then hit the market when Inkworks went bust, especially the Alias, so that one is very affordable.

The others from Rittenhouse probably were printed in a level much closer to 1,000 so those will be a little tougher, especially the more popular licenses.

The Star Trek doesn't come up often and I did see one of those recently sold for $100. I don't know if that's what those are generally valued at, or perhaps if two bidders went a little crazy when maybe they didn't have to. Patience can get you a better deal on most
cards, ultimately.

The Star Wars one is among the first cards ever made for the second trilogy and has to be among the most limited. It's also a great looking card, and I'm a longtime Star Wars fan, so I really treasure that one. It used to sell for $50, but you can get it for less now, certainly.

If I'm not mistaken, most if not all of hem came with a card sized "certificate" that indicated their origin and also served a a thanks to the voter for participating with a mention of what issue of NSU the results would be found in. Those go nicely with the cards, if you can find them.

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Here are some updated notes on the Gummie promos:

More Than Battlefield Earth (Comic Images 1994) unnumbered - This one comes up for sale every once in a while. It sells roughly in the $20-35 range.

Star Trek Voyager Season 2 (Skybox 1995) unnumbered - This one appears to be the most in-demand - still hunted by Star Trek and promo card collectors. It has been selling regularly in the $150-200 range. One sold last year for $129.

The Lone Ranger (Dart 1996) unnumbered - This one has gone up and down and up again in value. It sold for $15-20 in 2021 but one sold this year for just $5 which is about what was selling for over the past twenty years.

Babylon 5 Season 4 (Fleer Skybox International 1997) unnumbered - The last three sales I've seen over the past few years were clustered in the $90-100 range.

Star Wars Episode 1 (Topps 1998) SW0 - Conventional wisdom would assume this would be among the more valuable Gummies but a lot more people voted to get this card so a lot of them were acquired back then and many have been resold since. It goes for about $30-40.

Charmed (Inkworks 1999) NSU-1 - It was in-demand 10-20 years ago and it was selling for $35 or more, but after Inkworks went out of business, more appeared on the market. It's more of a $10-20 card now.

More Morbid Monster Cards (NostalgiCards, 2000) G1 - This one has sold in the $5-10 range with one outlier sale of $35 a couple of years ago.

Xena Season 6 (Rittenhouse Archives 2001) Gummie 2001 - This one has been selling in a relatively low price range, $20-30, given the popularity of the show.

Alias Season 1 (Inkworks 2002) G1 - This one is the easiest to find and it has sold for as little as one dollar with sellers sometimes offering lots of 10 or more cards for that price.

The Complete Battlestar Galactica (R.A. 2003) Gummie 2003 - I saw one sell for $35 a few years ago but it has bumped up to more of a $40-60 card over the past couple of years. One sold for $49.99 a few days ago.
 
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A Star Wars Episode 1 SW0 sold for $24.62 on April 25, 2022.
 
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Here are some updated notes on the Gummie promos:

More Than Battlefield Earth (Comic Images 1994) unnumbered - This one comes up for sale every once in a while. It sells roughly in the $20-35 range.

Star Trek Voyager Season 2 (Skybox 1995) unnumbered - This one appears to be the most in-demand - still hunted by Star Trek and promo card collectors. It has been selling regularly in the $150-200 range. One sold last year for $129.

The Lone Ranger (Dart 1996) unnumbered - This one has gone up and down and up again in value. It sold for $15-20 in 2021 but one sold this year for just $5 which is about what was selling for over the past twenty years.

Babylon 5 Season 4 (Fleer Skybox International 1997) unnumbered - The last three sales I've seen over the past few years were clustered in the $90-100 range.

Star Wars Episode 1 (Topps 1998) SW0 - Conventional wisdom would assume this would be among the more valuable Gummies but a lot more people voted to get this card so a lot of them were acquired back then and many have been resold since. It goes for about $30-40.

Charmed (Inkworks 1999) NSU-1 - It was in-demand 10-20 years ago and it was selling for $35 or more, but after Inkworks went out of business, more appeared on the market. It's more of a $10-20 card now.

More Morbid Monster Cards (NostalgiCards, 2000) G1 - This one has sold in the $5-10 range with one outlier sale of $35 a couple of years ago.

Xena Season 6 (Rittenhouse Archives 2001) Gummie 2001 - This one has been selling in a relatively low price range, $20-30, given the popularity of the show.

Alias Season 1 (Inkworks 2002) G1 - This one is the easiest to find and it has sold for as little as one dollar with sellers sometimes offering lots of 10 or more cards for that price.

The Complete Battlestar Galactica (R.A. 2003) Gummie 2003 - I saw one sell for $35 a few years ago but it has bumped up to more of a $40-60 card over the past couple of years. One sold for $49.99 a few days ago.


The Star Trek Voyager one has been on my want list forever…I never found one that was in my price range though.

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