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My holy grails are:-

X Files San Diego 1999 Fan Club Cards with the scratch off area
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I do not have these, myself, and I never saw them before. But in the past few days I noticed 3 of the 4 from the set on ebay, and 2 of them are UN scratched.

However, 2 of them have asking prices of $75 dollars each !


Did those come separate or in a glassine package?
 
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Yes I have been a bit sick latley and have been searching and reading old posts on this forum I have seen these one of them from a forum member a used one at $28 wich looks good but the other two were mint and at the price that you say as these are the first cards that i have seen of this set i was thinking about them but then i will still have one to get earlier posts on these cards seem to intimate that they were strewn all about the venue floor i thank that they were given one to each door entrant or ticket purchaser if they were issued as a packaged set i am sure that they would be a lot more available to collectors and a lot easier to get if a set dose come up i would be all over it as the pictures shown of the cards look very nice but i am sure that they were never issued as sealed sets
 
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With regard to the X-Files scratch offs from 1999, I was told that folks were given 1 of the 4 cards per bag by the Fan Club, and that most people promptly scratched them off to see if they won a prize, and discarded them. That's why you don't see many (if any) unscratched cards. I don't even have these

Note that these are not be to confused with the similar 4 card X-Files set from the same San Diego show, also by the Fan Club. (Non scratch off cards, with different images) Those 4 cards are quite easy to find, and you can see them all over. Probably worth $ 1 each.
 
Posts: 4091 | Location: Bayonne, NJ, USA | Registered: May 06, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Same here, I have the non-scratch off cards and don't have the scratch and sniff ones.
 
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I compare these cards' story to the Lion King one, when most of them ended up as litter on the venue's floor where they were distributed but for different reasons in each situation.

Sadly, I don't believe many X-Files cards made it out unscratched from the 1999 SDCC. X-Files was at the height of its popularity at the time and most attendees feverishly scratched away in the hope of finding the hidden motherlode. What they didn't know was that the coveted prize was a paltry $5.00 discount on membership to the fan club.

It took me 18 years to collect, one by one, all 4 of these X-Files unscratched cards and I paid a handsome price for each. At this time, I consider these to be rare.

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Posts: 618 | Location: fort lauderdale fl usa | Registered: May 22, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I was at that SDCC in 1999. You received one of these in your attendee bag with the souvenir program and a pamphlet and maybe a comic book when you got your ticket. I kept mine unscratched and had maybe three extra by the end of the show. I traded a couple of them and sold the set I had later. There were scratched cards on the floor. I should have picked some up. They have to be among the rarest X-Files promos now.

Jess

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Originally posted by David R:
With regard to the X-Files scratch offs from 1999, I was told that folks were given 1 of the 4 cards per bag by the Fan Club, and that most people promptly scratched them off to see if they won a prize, and discarded them. That's why you don't see many (if any) unscratched cards. I don't even have these

Note that these are not be to confused with the similar 4 card X-Files set from the same San Diego show, also by the Fan Club. (Non scratch off cards, with different images) Those 4 cards are quite easy to find, and you can see them all over. Probably worth $ 1 each.
 
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