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Old 06-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1979 Rax Roast Beef Wrestling Premiums?

Anyone know anything about this release--saw it on a wrestling checklist site. Looks like an old NWA set; has Robert Gibson and Bobby Eaton to name a few.
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Anyone know anything about this release--saw it on a wrestling checklist site. Looks like an old NWA set; has Robert Gibson and Bobby Eaton to name a few.
I have the set checklisted. The cards are very rare.

The set was a local promotional item for 4 Rax Roast Beef Restuarants in Texas.

The cards feature wrestlers from Gulas N.W.A. Mid America Championship Wrestling, and the set is sponsered by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.

Here is the list of known cards:

- David Shultz
- Nick Gulas (promoter)
- Len Rossi
- Tojo Yamamoto
- Jerry Barber
- George Gulas
- Robert Gibson
- Ricky Gibson
- Bobby Eaton
- Ken Lucas
- Tommy Kerkeles
- Mike St. John
- Tom Renesto Jr.
- Dennis Condry
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Thanks for the picture . . . those look pretty cool
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There is just something about this card that is awesome!

If anyone finds anymore of the cards please post them I would love to see them.
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Dr. D and the reporter, I'll never forget that clip.
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I have the set checklisted. The cards are very rare.

The set was a local promotional item for 4 Rax Roast Beef Restuarants in Texas.

The cards feature wrestlers from Gulas N.W.A. Mid America Championship Wrestling, and the set is sponsered by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.

Here is the list of known cards:

- David Shultz
- Nick Gulas (promoter)
- Len Rossi
- Tojo Yamamoto
- Jerry Barber
- George Gulas
- Robert Gibson
- Ricky Gibson
- Bobby Eaton
- Ken Lucas
- Tommy Kerkeles
- Mike St. John
- Tom Renesto Jr.
- Dennis Condry
I'm curious, why were these given out in Texas when it was all Memphis guys?
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I'm curious, why were these given out in Texas when it was all Memphis guys?
Good catch. Texas is incorrect.

Aftre double checking, the restuarants are in Tennessee.
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It's kind of weird how the bigger stars are not in the set, or at least listed. You think Lawler, Bill Dundee, Austin Idol, or Jackie Fargo would be included.
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It is likely other cards were produced, but they haven't surfaced.
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A small lot of the cards sold on auction about 4 years ago.

I haven't seen any since then.
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Any idea on the price they sold for?
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As a side note, Rax Roast Beef is delicious; puts Arby's to shame. Most of them are out of business; however there is still one kicking it pretty close to me.
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Any idea on the price they sold for?
It was a lot of 17 (w/duplicates). The final price came to about $5 per card, so around $80 or so (looking back, a great deal). I think the exact price is archived on worthpoint if anyone is a member. If I remember correctly, the winning bidder was a zero feedback bidder.
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As a side note, Rax Roast Beef is delicious; puts Arby's to shame. Most of them are out of business; however there is still one kicking it pretty close to me.
Go talk to the owner if you can! Maybe someone there can remember the promotion, or still have some of the cards put away.
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Go talk to the owner if you can! Maybe someone there can remember the promotion, or still have some of the cards put away.
Next time I am there, I will try to find out the whereabouts of the owner, and if it the same one. That Rax location has been there since at least the early 80's, so I will see what I can find out. Plus, it gives me an excuse to go there and eat.

I was practically raised on the Rax "Uncle Alligator" meal--of course, looking back, that's probably why I have the vital signs of a 60 year old now.
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David Schultz slaps piss out of reporter - YouTube
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Cool looking cards. Never seen them before.

Is that Dave Schultz rookie card then?
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Yes this is the rookie of Dr. D
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