is from the Krause Publications/Bob Lemke card collection hoard of
This is a rare insert card.
This is one
of the items that was sent, by one of the card manufacturers, in advance, as
pre-production samples, to Krause Publications, in the year of issue, so that
the manufacturer would be assured that the item would be included in Krause’s
pricing publications (magazines and reference books).In fact, if this item was pictured in a Krause
Publications price guide, or for an article, this was probably the actual item
through 2003, card manufacturers provided the price guide “king” with
pre-production examples of their cards, including complete sets of
regular-issue cards and complete sets of the extremely rare 10 to 20 card
insert “chase” sets, premium cards, parallels, autograph cards, jersey cards,
etc.We have also
discovered that some of the pre-production samples that we have are slightly
different from the production items that followed, making these quite rare and
This was a
great time for innovation and the emergence of high-tech equipment.Some of the rare premium
insert cards came with fancy holograms, metallic foil, die-cuts, odd shapes,
and were printed on wood, metal, plastic, fabric, etc.
price guides were updated each year, Krause Publications had limited use for
the cards, and they were protected and stored away in boxes in a storeroom at
Krause Publications in Iola, Wisconsin, for years.
editor of the massive 1848 page Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards,
published annually by Krause Publications (now in it’s 20th edition
… 2011), and also the author/editor of several other Krause publications,
purchased the entire collection from Krause Publications, a few years
back.We have just
recently purchased the collection from Bob Lemke.This
particular item is from that massive collection.
cards are going up for sale first, in both auction and fixed price formats,
however, by late August, 2012, we will have football cards and card sets
starting to show up, followed by hockey cards in the fall,and baseball cards in the spring of
one million cards in this collection, it will take at least months, and maybe
even years, for us to get them all processed and listed for sale.We are having some
cards graded by PSA, and we are putting many cards up in their raw ‘near mint’
condition that they arrived to us in.
“PayPal” is preferred.All items are in stock at the time you are ordering, however, most are
one-of-a-kind items, and are subject to prior sale.If you pay by “Pay-Pal, your items will be
mailed out in the next few days.
have been handled extremely carefully and are normally at least ‘Near
Mint/Mint’, with many of the cards in ‘Mint’ and ‘Gem Mint’ condition.
We have photographed
this item well, and we have listed this item with the E-Bay feature that allows
you to view magnification of photographs and enlargements of photographs so
that you can see and judge for yourself the condition of the
item. We have attempted to price the item as accurately
This item is shipped, directly to your home with FREE shipping.
We ship mostly USPS first class parcel, or in USPS Priority Mail “Flat Rate”
boxes, if possible, using electronic “Confirmation of Delivery” so the item can
be tracked by USPS right to your door. There is absolutely no
additional charge to you for this service. U.S. addresses only.
We offer a 14 day return privilege … the buyer pays for
return shipping. Florida residents pay 6.0% sales tax on taxable
items unless you have a current “Florida Annual Resale Certificate for Sales
selling off stuff that has been accumulated and stored up to 40 years in my
Grandaddy’s old house next door. For more “goodies” being
auctioned and sold, see the items posted in the “Store Categories” listed on
the left side of this page and on our e-bay store homepage.
Visit often since this liquidation will take years. We are adding
dozens of items each week.
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