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Holy Grail Card(s)

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December 17, 2018, 06:39 PM
cardaddict
Holy Grail Card(s)
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Originally posted by David R:
QUOTE FROM NEMESISBOY
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?
December 18, 2018, 12:50 AM
piko
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
December 18, 2018, 09:54 AM
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.
December 18, 2018, 02:33 PM
cardaddict
Same here, I have the non-scratch off cards and don't have the scratch and sniff ones.
December 18, 2018, 03:50 PM
promoking
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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December 18, 2018, 10:22 PM
catskilleagle
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

quote:
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.

May 31, 2019, 10:09 AM
wolfie
Does it not say 3000 were made right there on the back of the coin?

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June 13, 2019, 03:59 PM
David R
On the rare X-Files 1999 scratch offs, there were 4 on ebay on May, 1 of Skinner and 3 of Scully, and they each sold for a mere $ 15 each

And they were not used--NOT scratched off

Wow ! I wish that I had seen those
June 14, 2019, 02:31 AM
piko
Yes ME TOO
Dont know how I missed them as they are on my watch list
June 14, 2019, 04:30 PM
Tommy C
They were listed as "X-Files 1999 SDCC Fan Club cards"

See below. All sold.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.htm...&rt=nc&LH_Complete=1
June 15, 2019, 03:30 AM
piko
Ok thats why I missed them I have the Fan Club ones and a have them on my watch list listed as Scratch off Cards,
Just goes to show how the wrong description can cost you money
June 15, 2019, 05:47 AM
wolfie
Yes and he had to reduce the price in order to get anybody to buy them.

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June 15, 2019, 09:08 AM
cardaddict
Even though I've just about quit, even I would have bought those!
June 15, 2019, 05:40 PM
Heroes For Hire
quote:
Originally posted by cardaddict:
Even though I've just about quit, even I would have bought those!


How much do they usually sell for?
June 15, 2019, 05:52 PM
cardaddict
I don't know for sure, but more than was asked. They would have just about completed that set for me.
June 16, 2019, 04:11 PM
piko
Two on the Bay now Skinner $115 or offer
Scully $176 or offer.The lowest I have seen over time is approx $60. But I am sure that if we had all seen them they possibly would of gone for a lot more that they did. Looking at the listings the seller had sold other ones for higher ammounts over the previous few weeks.
So dont really know what was going on.
All I know now is that we missed them
June 17, 2019, 12:26 AM
catskilleagle
A couple of months ago, a Scully sold for about $30 and a pair (Scully and Mulder?) went for $40 total so I would say $15-30 might be the going-rate these days though a better-worded description might attract more bidders. These cards had been very hard-to-find but it appears a couple of collections have been broken up as I've seen some other oddball stuff surfacing on the "bay."

I guess the question is how many of us would spring for one at a BIN of $40-50. Maybe it's a matter of most longtime X-Files collectors either having them already or having other priorities. They'll pick up a bargain at $15 but pass at double that.


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Originally posted by Heroes For Hire:
quote:
Originally posted by cardaddict:
Even though I've just about quit, even I would have bought those!


How much do they usually sell for?

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January 13, 2020, 10:28 AM
David R
An X-Files Skinner scratch off just showed up on ebay and sold for $ 15.99