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August 24, 2021, 05:42 PM
Raven
Machete Premium Trading Cards
quote:
Originally posted by cardaddict:
Why is the set I bought 'numbered' AP/300?


It shouldn't be, 300 sets should be numbered 1 - 300 and that's it. AP typically stands for Artist Proof, which wouldn't seem to apply here, but AP/300 might signal another print run separate from the original run of 300 factory set. I'm not saying it does, just that stuff gets reprinted in different ways and numbering outside of the advertised sequence generally is an indication of something. You would have to ask the card maker for clarification.
August 25, 2021, 12:21 AM
catskilleagle
You get a sticker with the base set. There were two Lindsay Lohan autograph cards. When you bought at the original price, you got one of the Lohan autographs. Once the price got slashed, any remaining autographs and unsigned cards were only sold separately.

As for the numbering, that remains a mystery. I recall you pointing out the number last year. It's possible that the #300 set is the artist proof but there may be a set #300 with a separate artist proof having the dual marking of "AP" and the number of sets. It will be interesting what number you get this time. Last year, they appeared to be heading to 300, and therefore the last of their sets, but it's possible they kept some low numbers for the final sales or they found some sets that had been misplaced.



quote:
Originally posted by cardaddict:
What is in these boxes besides the base set?
What insert cards are they talking about?
Why is the set I bought 'numbered' AP/300?
I bought another one today just to have one with a number on it, I don't plan on opening it.

August 25, 2021, 07:28 AM
cardaddict
Thanks for the information!

swishhhh!!!

Ha! Missed me, Machete!
August 25, 2021, 09:18 AM
Ted Dastick Jr.
I got my set direct from Sidekick at a NSU show, and while I can't recall if it's numbered AP/300, it definitely is not numbered 1-300. They probably held back a few sets.

I also don't recall the Lohan autos originally coming with the set, I just remember them being sold separately on the website for something like $150-$200. I ended up getting mine when they began dumping them on Ebay for, I think, $60 each.
August 25, 2021, 09:47 AM
webjon
quote:
Originally posted by Ted Dastick Jr.:
I also don't recall the Lohan autos originally coming with the set, I just remember them being sold separately on the website for something like $150-$200. I ended up getting mine when they began dumping them on Ebay for, I think, $60 each.


I thought I paid around $60 too, but just checked my old emails and in 2015 they were listing for $39.99 and accepted an offer from me at $35. Should have bought more.
August 30, 2021, 01:56 PM
cardaddict
The set I just ordered is numbered 063/300, also encased with impregnable shrinkwrap.

Picture enclosed for the heck of it.


August 30, 2021, 02:10 PM
Raven
Impregnable shrink wrap? Big Grin

Have you ever wondered how many sealed card sets could be sold to the right collectors with nothing in the boxes besides cut up index cards before someone would notice? I have, it's an idea if you can get out of town fast. Wink
August 30, 2021, 06:15 PM
cardaddict
I don't know why, but I hate taking stuff out of shrink wrap.
This includes record albums, books and trading card boxes.
I know it makes no sense, but, it is what it is!
August 31, 2021, 12:00 AM
catskilleagle
I just re-read an old post. The set was $125 and an autograph was an additional $125.



quote:
Originally posted by Ted Dastick Jr.:
I got my set direct from Sidekick at a NSU show, and while I can't recall if it's numbered AP/300, it definitely is not numbered 1-300. They probably held back a few sets.

I also don't recall the Lohan autos originally coming with the set, I just remember them being sold separately on the website for something like $150-$200. I ended up getting mine when they began dumping them on Ebay for, I think, $60 each.