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1979 Topps #116 Ozzie Smith ROOKIE (Padres)
Book = $ *BOOK*
Price = $ 19.95
Looks EX/MINT but has some light wrinkles that show up when you tilt the card in the light.
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Signed, autographed Limited Edition Book w/COA
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autographed by Troy Aikman & Roger Staubach
Limited to only 3,000 Worldwide
New and NM/MINT - WOW what a great item !!!
The brand new and never been read book is filled with stories and photos and comes in the original box as direct from the publisher, Taylor Publishing, and is accompanied by their Certificate of Authenticity so you KNOW the autographs are real !
Approximately 8-1/2" x 11" (coffee table size), it features a leather bound hard cover with silver foil stamped title and is extensively illustrated with both color and black and white photographs.
Believe me when I say the photos don't come close to doing this item justice !!!
Baseball card collecting terms (part S-Z)
Series are groups of cards in an issue released together. Example: Series #1 (cards #1-100) are released in April; Series #2 (#101-200) released in July; and so on. This allowed kids to easier complete sets. A side-effect was the creation of scarce "High Numbers".
Short Print (SP) is a card printed in lesser quantity than other cards in the set. Recent short prints are often serially-numbered.
Team Set is a group of all the cards of players for a certain team.
Test Issue is a small printing by a card company to see if products are of interest to collectors. Some of Topps neatest items are "Test Issues" like 1956 Topps Pins & 1974 Topps Puzzles.
Tobacco Card is typically from the early 1900's and were issued with tobacco products, the most famous of which is the T-206 Honus Wagner card.
Traded/Update Set is a set issued after the original issue primarily featuring rookies or players who were traded since the original issue came out.
Trimmed Card is a card reduced in size mostly to hide damaged edges or corners. Trimmed cards have very little value compared to the un-trimmed version. In some cases such as the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, even trimmed cards can go for thousands. The most famous 'trimmed' card is the T206 Honus Wagner purchased by Wayne Gretzky. The card was actually too large before it was trimmed down to size.
Unauthorized Issue is a card release which is not licensed by the league, player's association or player.
Variation is a card printed by the manufacturer that differs in some way from the normal card.
Wax Pack is a generic term for a pack of cards. The "wax" came from a time when packs were sealed in wax paper wrappers. Today it is still used for packs even though they no longer use wax paper.
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