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#1980289 - 02/05/09 05:27 PM Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000!
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Here's another interesting auction that drew a record sale price last night.

It's a newly discovered photo and bio variation from the Leaf baseball set. The card, graded SGC 10, sold for $80,000 in Huggins & Scott's auction.

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For those of you who may not have heard about it when it was uncovered, enjoy something you don't see everyday!



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#1980294 - 02/05/09 06:23 PM Re: Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000! [Re: Brian]
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Does anyone have the full story on the find and where it came about? That is a very fascinating story that I would like to know more about. Who owned this card and where did they find it? Sounds like they (LEAF) had the same system sa Topps with some sort of FILE CARD NOTEBOOK where the kept one File Copy. Thanks for sharing that Brian. I enjoy reading about things like this. Since SGC graded the card, do have more info on its origin and those details? Sure would like to know more!

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#1980296 - 02/05/09 06:33 PM Re: Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000! [Re: EARLSWORLD]
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Hi Earl,

I don't know where it was found or the background information behind the card.

Several collectors have speculated that this was a file copy maintained by the Leaf Gum Company. The split background color, along with some of the info on the back, leads many to believe that it was designed to be issued in the first series of cards.

Whether or not contractual issues kept Leaf from issuing the card remains to be seen, but it is definitely fascinating.

Brian
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#1980297 - 02/05/09 06:35 PM Re: Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000! [Re: EARLSWORLD]
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Brian, why is that card only graded a 10? I think that is money well spent for anyone collecting the Leaf set, that regular card is UGLY.

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#1980298 - 02/05/09 06:36 PM Re: Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000! [Re: mattbojo]
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 Originally Posted By: mattbojo
Brian, why is that card only graded a 10? I think that is money well spent for anyone collecting the Leaf set, that regular card is UGLY.

Matt


Hi Matt,

You can make out faint staple holes at the top and bottom of the card. They are more noticeable in person, but the card presents phenomenally as you can see.

Brian
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#1980299 - 02/05/09 06:41 PM Re: Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000! [Re: Brian]
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 Originally Posted By: Brian
 Originally Posted By: mattbojo
Brian, why is that card only graded a 10? I think that is money well spent for anyone collecting the Leaf set, that regular card is UGLY.

Matt


Hi Matt,

You can make out faint staple holes at the top and bottom of the card. They are more noticeable in person, but the card presents phenomenally as you can see.

Brian
I would say those are character/historic marks and should be given a higher grade because of who did it!
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#1980301 - 02/05/09 06:48 PM Re: Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000! [Re: EARLSWORLD]
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I love these finds like this. 1 of 1 is not very common anymore in our hobby........and this card is sure a 1 of 1......or at least at this point
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#1980316 - 02/06/09 07:51 AM Re: Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000! [Re: Blackie]
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WOW!

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#1980332 - 02/06/09 11:39 AM Re: Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000! [Re: aconte]
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That's nothing. Do an eBay search on Gem Mint 10 for 1967 Topps and see what a couple of geniuses just paid.
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#1980333 - 02/06/09 11:59 AM Re: Newly discovered variation sells for $80,000! [Re: bbo]
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Bid more or post more... tough one...


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 Quote:
Do an eBay search on Gem Mint 10 for 1967 Topps and see what a couple of geniuses just paid.


Six G's for 5 commons. Nice! I stopped trying to explain that
anymore.

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