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Old 06-12-2013, 10:42 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I personally was way more entertained by sandman. Never was a stone cold fan.
HUH? I loved, LOVED ECW, and paul heyman got the absolute most anyone could have ever got out of jim Fullington as The Sandman, but comparing him to Steve Austin is insane,
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:48 PM   #102 (permalink)
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HUH? I loved, LOVED ECW, and paul heyman got the absolute most anyone could have ever got out of jim Fullington as The Sandman, but comparing him to Steve Austin is insane,
I agree with this post!
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This is my best Paul Heyman and it is at PSA now. I think this is very cool card.










The name Sandman and Stone Cold Steve Austin should not even been mentioned in the same sentence. There is simply no comparison.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:53 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Yes, Steve Austin could work--Sandman had the in-ring ability of a young, unpolished Giant Gonzalez
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Yes, Steve Austin could work--Sandman had the in-ring ability of a young, unpolished Giant Gonzalez
Beautifully said!!!!!!!
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Congrats on that Hall selling. It did well for just being an 8. It makes you wonder what your 9 would do. That Heyman if an 8 should do better than the Hall. Although I won't be surprised if that Heyman is a 9. If its a 9 it could do 200-300. Heyman is fresh in everyones mind right now. He also appeals to a younger wrestling crowd.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:07 AM   #107 (permalink)
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The only problem that I could see with the Heyman is, and I may be wrong, but doesn't he have prior cards in the 1991 WCW Championship Marketing set? I would think the draw to the Hall would be that it is truly his "first card", at least to my knowledge.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:12 AM   #108 (permalink)
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Yes Heyman does have some cards in the 1991 Championship Marketing set. I bought a box of those a while back and have about four sets. None of the cards in that set have the appeal that this one does nor are they as difficult to find. I think the photo here is just classic.

As it turns out this card is incredibly difficult to find centered which will make finding high grade examples very tough.

This is a tremendous example with perfect centering and I have high hopes for this card.

It will be some time before I find out the results.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:16 AM   #109 (permalink)
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I think $91 for a PSA 8 from 1992 is a strong price. That being said this is a great looking card and has excellent centering and perhaps just a slightly touched corner kept it from being a 9.

I have my best examples of this card that have yet to be sent in and will do so soon. There is a strong chance one of the cards will grade mint or higher.

I will also be sending in my best example of each card from the set to have a full graded run.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #110 (permalink)
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One of the joys I have in collecting now is to see how some cards are finally making it into slabs for the first time. I hope others share their own experiences as you do.
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The only problem that I could see with the Heyman is, and I may be wrong, but doesn't he have prior cards in the 1991 WCW Championship Marketing set? I would think the draw to the Hall would be that it is truly his "first card", at least to my knowledge.
Scott Hall's "first card" is from the year before in the 1991 Cromy set.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:55 PM   #112 (permalink)
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I agree the 1992 Dangerously has much more eye-appeal than the 1991 cards, along with scarcity.

Sthomke--don't know much about the Cromy set, can you elaborate on that set?
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I agree the 1992 Dangerously has much more eye-appeal than the 1991 cards, along with scarcity.

Sthomke--don't know much about the Cromy set, can you elaborate on that set?
The 1991 Cromy is a set out of Argentina and are more like a game/playing card than a traditional trading card. I do not have any but I have seen images of them. Cool little set but not your classic trading card. I was just asking Steve via email if they are standard size or not. They seem a little tall and possibly skinnier than a standard trading card. I am sure Steve will respond here.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #114 (permalink)
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The Cromy company of Argentina produced a wide variety of similar card games, including one in 1991 for WCW (it is a licensed product). The cards are a little taller than the standard card. The set was really meant to be played rather than collected like traditional trading cards. Text is in Spanish. It contains the first cards of Steve Austin and Scott Hall. PSA has graded Ric Flair cards from the set. The set is tough to find, but not impossable. Often conditions are rough, but nice condition sets can be found, if you're lucky. Set has been overlooked, but I think interest in the cards will develop, as they are gradable by PSA.

Here is a list of the game cards: (also is a Sting cover card and Sting "joker" card that was double printed)
- A1 Sting (wrestling scene)
- A2 Sting
- A3 Sting
- A4 Sting
- B1 El Gigante
- B2 El Gigante
- B3 El Gigante
- B4 El Gigante
- C1 Stiener Bros
- C2 Stiener Bros
- C3 Rick Stiener
- C4 Scott Stiener
- D1 Barry Windham
- D2 Barry Windham
- D3 Barry Windham
- D4 Barry Windham
- E1 Rick Flair (SIC - Ric)
- E2 Rick Flair (SIC - Ric)
- E3 Lex Lugar
- E4 Lex Lugar
- F1 Flyi'n Brian
- F2 Big Josh
- F3 Fabulosos Freebirds (4 wrestlers)
- F4 Fabulosos Freebirds (2 wrestlers)
- G1 "P.N News"
- G2 Johnny B Badd
- G3 Diamond Studd
- G4 Stunning Steve
- H1 Butch Reed
- H2 Tom Zenk
- H3 Dustin Rhodes
- H4 Ron Simmons

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:50 PM   #115 (permalink)
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cool little set, thanks for the info guys
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:43 PM   #116 (permalink)
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BTW, these cards will fit into a standard size card holder (someone had a concern that they wouldn't).

Neat set. Grab one, if you can.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:57 AM   #117 (permalink)
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Very interesting.. This is the first time I've heard about the Cromy set. Great info. Thanks. My personal favorite tough to find modern sets are the 1989 market scene limited and 1974 Yamakatsu. The 74 Yamakatsu has Andre The Giants first real card and its actually a cool looking card. The Market scene limited sets have Shawn Michaels and ultimate Warrior rookies. Has anyone scene the ultimate Warrior card with 1989 copyright? With the way wrestling cards have been selling lately I'm shocked at how little I've heard about this card. He was one of the most popular acts during the peak of the wwf. The cards are very difficult to find and impossible to find in mint condition. I only have one warrior and it the 1990 version. I've yet to see an 89.

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:15 AM   #118 (permalink)
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I added this beauty and 98 other signed cards from the 1982 and 1983 wrestling all stars set. If anyone needs any dial me up but the Andre is staying with me!

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:18 AM   #119 (permalink)
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That card is just simply awesome!
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #120 (permalink)
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I obviously think so as well. I feel real fortunate as there are so many great wrestlers in the all star sets and I now have duplicates of just about every one of them. I got the Andre and four other wrestlers in the deal (Kerry Von Erich, Antonio Inoki, Les Thornton and Buddy Rose) that I needed but the rest were duplicates. He wanted me to buy them all if I wanted the five I needed and I did! Now I will sell off those that I do not need over time. I hear that Antonio Inoki will pose for photos with fans but does not sign. For a full signing he wants $100,000 minimum so wrestling show promoters do not even bother with him. Can anyone confirm if this is true? I hope it is since there would probably not be these cards being signed. I don't typically see his signature on ebay and you think you would with all his history of success in Japan.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #121 (permalink)
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That 1982 Andre All Star is sweet. Great auto on it. Need to get that encased by someone.

With your extras might be worth contacting Brian Gray of Leaf. Would love to see some of the All Star auto cards encased by them and used as hits in in a future Leaf Wrestling product.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:18 AM   #122 (permalink)
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:41 AM   #123 (permalink)
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Great autos!!! Hope you get them certified by PSA.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:32 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Yes, these will be going to PSA once I see a red flip special so I can improve my autographed sets that have registered with them. I'll have many for sale over the rest of the year.....one collector has dibs on the deceased all star autos for the most part.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:41 PM   #125 (permalink)
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is this thread still going? over 2k views.
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