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Old 10-12-2014, 01:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1979 Japanese Gong Bromide Wrestling Cards

I finally was able to find a set of these. This is Series 2 from the April 1979 Japanese Gong Wrestling Magazine and features 5 cards. These were an insert in the magazine and are about the size of a postcard. Series 1 is from February 1979 and I am still on the hunt for those.

Series 1 Checklist - February 1979
- Mil Mascaras
- Wahoo McDaniel

Series 2 Checklist - April 1979
- Dos Caras
- Super Star Billy Graham
- Dory Funk Junior
- Tiger Jeet Singh
- Nick Bockwinkel

Series 3 Checklist - January 1980?
- Terry Funk
- Abdullah the Butcher
- Ricky Steamboat
- El Canek
- Jumbo Tsurata

Series 4 Checklist - April 1980?
- Bob Backlund
- Rick Flair
- Dick The Bruiser
- Verne Gagne
- Paul Orndorf


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Series 3:











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I found these on a Japanese site:

Mascaras and Wahoo McDaniel to add to the list (from same issue?)

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Perfect! The other ones are from Series 1.
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Just found out there are Parts 3 and 4 to this set.
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I went in and updated the checklist for this set. Looks to be a nice, early bromide of Rick Flair. Hopefully, we can work on the Series 1 now.
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The Flair is a great find.

It would be great to see these graded.
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The Series 3 and 4 were issued in a slightly different format. They were issued with the bindings on the side of the card instead of the top of the cards meaning you have to make the cut along the side. I'm wondering if they were issued in a different version of the Gong magazine. Still trying to locate the exact date.
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Where do you guys find most of the older oddball wrestling cards? Ebay?
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Where do you guys find most of the older oddball wrestling cards? Ebay?
1) ebay, obviously. COMC is starting to accept many type of wrestling cards.

2) other collectors (on the boards, ebay, etc)

3) in-person sources: flea markets, card shows, garage sales, craigslist, card shops, etc

4) online card dealers

5) doyourownresearchandfindyourownsources.com is another great place to find all types of wrestling cards.
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Japanese auction sites for me mostly.
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Japanese auction sites for me mostly.
Yahoo auctions is probably the best site if you can get past the language barrier. If you use an auction service, the fees can really add up.

Amiami.com is a good source for new cards, but they tend to sell out quickly.
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I live in Japan. There are several card shops I frequent to find cool stuff.
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I live in Japan. There are several card shops I frequent to find cool stuff.
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Is this one of the card shops you go to?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00e7lTFfpY0

Great displays.

Looks like they serve hard liqueur there?!?
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