01-05-2013, 08:26 AM #1
The cup artist proof...are they all 1 of 1??
I've bought one of these artist proof...
I ddnt look before in my PC because I was thinking they were 1 of 1...i've won the auction then i've checked for fun in my bucket and discovered that ive allready got 1 "artist proof" exactly the same....its really the same ....not the patchs or other color version
Someone got any explications about this??
01-05-2013, 08:38 AM #2
01-05-2013, 08:42 AM #3
01-05-2013, 09:45 AM #4
01-05-2013, 09:47 AM #5
I bought these two but the seller listed the comment below, so I am sure multiple people have these, so I would say no to the 1/1 thoughts. But for under $4 figured it was good way to at least have the images in my collection, even if unpatched and unsigned.
These were issued as a full artist proof set by Upper Deck as a redemption.
01-05-2013, 11:11 AM #6
They aren't 1/1s per say.... more like the only proof of that card. There are the parallels of it too if I'm not mistaken. They're cool though for the price!
01-05-2013, 11:13 AM #7
01-05-2013, 01:21 PM #8
They are fun to have if you do not pay much for them. Like for instance I had rainbow in the Cup and to add these to it it make it more complete. But that is the only time I bought some. Value wise they will never have much value but for collector they are cool to have a few to show off.
01-05-2013, 02:05 PM #9
From what I know, each set in The Cup has a redemption for an uncut sheet, and depending on the set, some are more limited than others. Ex: The base uncut sheet may have 10 available, while the uncut sheet for the shields has only 1. I own a 10-11 Signature patches uncut sheet and I've only seen, also UD stopped releasing any print runs, and stopped framing them for 10-11. (Maybe even 09-10 or 08-09 not sure about those).
01-05-2013, 02:41 PM #10
As others have indicated, the sheets come in various numbers each year, depending upon the insert/base set contained in the sheet. Many people make a business out of acquiring the sheets and cutting them up to sell the "cards" individually for a profit. So it's not surprising that you've now acquired more than one of the same type of "card".
These cut-outs are controversial: some collectors think they shouldn't exist and cutting up sheets makes them valueless and their multiple listings clog up ebay; whereas others think it's an OK practice. Either way, they don't command high prices and usually find their way into player PC collections.Collecting rookie year cards of Ovechkin and Crosby that I don't already have. My bucket: Hidden Content