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Over 10 years ago, I bought from someone cards from the 2001 Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas set, by NECA. Haven't looked at them in awhile, but I'm pretty sure there are 72 cards. I don't know if they differ in any way from the set, itself.

For every single card, someone took one of those notary-type stamps, pressing "prototype" onto each. So all 72 cards are marked as such. Not sure if this was done by NECA or by some less than reputable person.

In any event, I was told that the seller acquired them at the NY Toy Show, in NYC. Does anyone know if these are legit ?
 
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I have the same set. I got it from Greta P. I have never been able to authenticate it either.
 
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I don't know if what you guys have are prototype cards but I can tell you that there are promo cards for that set issued by NECA

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Albert, can you describe them ?
 
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I'll try to post scans this weekend

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Standard size trading card in cello pack. Looks like it was issued to highlight the different posters available from the company, so it's actually not promoting the card set. Still a very unusual trading card Smile



http://i261.photobucket.com/al...ORECHRISTMASNECA.jpg

http://i261.photobucket.com/al...HRISTMASNECABACK.jpg

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Looking at Jeff Allendar's checklist for the set, I wonder if that pack is the polybagged card that is a 1 per 4 box loader/topper which he lists. He says it depicts "movie scenes"
 
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It is definitely that box topper. I remember them being a little more common than one per four boxes, but I might've just got lucky. I do know that some boxes did not have them, so they aren't in every single box.

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Albert,
I believe that is a box topper. I actually have a complete set of regular cards and each card has an embossed circle that says prototype. I don't know where it came from before I got it from Greta.
 
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Michael, I bought my set from Greta, as well. Smile
 
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