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Nice card but it drives me nuts when they write Limited Edition on something but do not say what it is limited to.

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"Limited to as many as we can print before we run out of paper and ink."
 
Posts: 1775 | Location: Huntsville, AL United States | Registered: November 30, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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In this case, it does appear to have been very limited. PCE2008 has a picture of the card and that was the only time I'd seen it other than one being for sale recently.



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Nice card but it drives me nuts when they write Limited Edition on something but do not say what it is limited to.
 
Posts: 3377 | Location: San Jose, CA, USA | Registered: December 23, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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For years, the source of this card was a mystery to most. It's a cool-looking, standard-sized 3D lenticular featuring the Hulk (Action Corporate Services, Inc., 2003) and apparently the only card in the set. A few years ago, I noticed it in the packaging of the "Action 2004 Bobby Labonte 1/64 #18 Interstate Batteries die-cast car." When you look at the plastic packaging, there's no mention of a card included and it seems to blend in with the packaging so it's easily overlooked. I get the feeling many who took the car out didn't notice the card and it got thrown away with the plastic.

I don't see the card offered separately on the market. The car has some collector value unopened so you might have a hard time finding one online for less than $20. I found mine at a flea market for $3-4 so that would be my hunting ground in your area.

 
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Here's another standard-sized 3D lenticular that was inserted with a special die-cast car. This one (Action Corporate Services, Inc., 2003) promotes the movie, "T3," the third one in "The Terminator" series. It was inserted with the Action 2003 Jamie McMurray 1/64 #42 Havoline die-cast car. Card back lists distributors of the company's products. As with the Hulk card, the packaging offers no indication that a card is include and the card seems to blend in with the packaging so many might have been thrown away unknowingly. There was at least one other T3 card as well.

 
Posts: 3377 | Location: San Jose, CA, USA | Registered: December 23, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Here is the 6-card Disneyland Fact Card set (Disney, undated). Each one promotes a Disneyland-related point of interest and you could get each card only at the location it promotes and only for a short time.

I wouldn't have known about these if it weren't for a Disneyana dealer who would come up north for a big collectibles show in San Mateo back in the late 90's and into the 2000's. He always had a nice selection of cards including oddball promos like these. He never had them all at one time but I was able to complete the set after seeing him at maybe 3-4 shows. The one that was hardest to get for me was the one with Disneyland Castle but I don't know any one of them was printed in smaller numbers than the others.



I'm reasonably sure this is the full set as listed in PCE2008 because I haven't even heard of a rumor of another card.
 
Posts: 3377 | Location: San Jose, CA, USA | Registered: December 23, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Back in February, I posted a scan of the "Valeria the She-Bat" promo which is numbered "12" in the 29-card Continuity Comics set (Continuity Comics, 1993). This card, "Shaman," is numbered "13" and features a holo-foil front. It's the rarest card in the set - found in only 1 out of 50 issues. A dealer ordering 50 issues also received one of these.

I have heard this card wasn't that hard to find back in the 2000's, because despite its relative rarity, the comics had a big print run. However, in the past 10 or so years, it hasn't come up for sale very often. For a while about 5-6 years ago, there was a dealer who had a number of the "Valeria the She-Bat" promos for sale - the second rarest card in the set - but he didn't have any of the "Shaman" cards.

 
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Here's the Heroes Convention promo (Heroes Aren't Hard to Find, 1993) that was given out at the 1993 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The convention is still going. This year's was just last weekend.

This card celebrates Cerberus, itself a long-running comic book series. It's not an easy card to find these days.

 
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