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  1. #1

    Need help identifying an item...

    Hey folks...

    I'm trying to find some info to help out a guy I know. He has some very odd 'cards' that I've never seen before and he's looking at possibly selling them. What both he and I don't know of course is if these things are worth a fortune or worth the price of toilet paper.

    Unfortunately, I don't have a picture. I'm gonna see if I can get one later, but for now I'll attempt to describe it. The best way to do so it probably to say that it reminded me a lot of those 'Animal Cards' that were popular in the 70s. These things:

    Anyone remember those? My brother and I used to have tons of those... anyway, these cards look really similar. They're about the same size, a big picture on the front with some symbols and icons on the top of it, just like the old animal cards. On the back is a paragraph of info on the players/team/event pictured--again, just like the old animal cards.

    There is virtually NO info on the cards pertaining to manufacturer or anything. About the only identifying info is this:

    copyright 1977
    Editions Rencontre SA Lausanne

    Anyone ever see these before? Anyone have an idea what their worth is? The guy is likely going to be selling them on eBay but wants an idea of what he might be able to get out of them.

    Thanks!

  2. Kronozio
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    They're called sportscasters cards and they have sets for virtually every sport (track and field, equestrian, etc.) Most of them aren't worth much unless you have some with major baseball stars or something, then they can be worth a few bucks (likely nothing over $20 though). Also the runner Prefontaine's card is valuable. If you do an eBay search for Sportscasters you probably find some. Don't be confused though becaue Leaf just released a set of similar looking cards last year which is likely to be the majority of your search results.

    Oh and for a little more history, I think they were set you could only get through the mail and they were made by a foreign newspaper.

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    I did find a bit more info on them. "Editions Rencontre" is apparently the name of the Italian company that made them. I found a few of 'em in some online stores. Here's one so you can see what they look like:


    I'd love to be able to find a price list for them to see what this guy might be able to expect. I think his are mostly football, though he might have a few other sports. He does have a few bigger names. Unitas for one... I think he's got a Jim Brown one as well.

  5. #4
    Here's the football value list from Beckett:

    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 115 Johnny Unitas $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 120 Jets vs. Colts $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 204 George Blanda $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 307 O.J. Simpson $2.50 $5.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 320 Joe Namath $2.50 $5.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 523 Gale Sayers $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 613 Red Grange $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 618 Jimmy Brown $2.50 $5.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 715 The 1967 Green Bay $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 806 Fran Tarkenton $1.25 $2.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 922 The Rose Bowl $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 1024 Tony Dorsett $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 1113 Csonka/Kiick $1.50 $3.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 1206 A Very Warlike Game $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 1209 Joe Greene $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 1306 Archie Griffin $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 1321 Garo Yepremian $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 1612 Paul Hornung $1.50 $3.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 1701 Jimmy Taylor $1.25 $2.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 1715 Ken Stabler $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 2020 Ken Anderson $1.25 $2.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 2118 College AS Game $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 2311 Super Bowl Show $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 2405 Bert Jones $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 2523 Charley Taylor $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 2614 Walter Payton $4.00 $8.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 2706 Packers vs. Bears $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 2907 Defensive Formations $3.00 $6.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 2916 NFL History $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3102 Trick Plays $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3203 Offensive $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3301 Holding $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3314 Chuck Foreman $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3322 Gene Upshaw $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3418 Preston Pearson $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3518 Jim Bakken $0.40 $1.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3617 Goal Line Defense $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3620 Two-Minute Offense $1.50 $3.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3822 Jack Youngblood $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3917 Ball Control $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3921 Grab Face Mask $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 3922 Harvey Martin $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4004 Pass Interference $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4213 Curley Culp $0.40 $1.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4224 Cheerleading $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4312 Holding the Ball $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4422 Punting $1.25 $2.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4424 Special Team $0.40 $1.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4504 Throwing the Ball $1.50 $3.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4509 Punt Returns $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4601 NFL Draft $1.25 $2.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4613 Kickoff Returns $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 4721 Tom Jackson $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5001 Equipment $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5020 Ernie Nevers $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5310 The Sidelines $0.60 $1.50 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5317 Great Moments $1.50 $3.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5414 Joe Kapp $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5501 Dave Casper $0.75 $2.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5615 Ray Guy $2.50 $5.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5618 Great Moments/Namath $10.00 $20.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5701 Willie Lanier $2.50 $5.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 5902 Roger Staubach $6.00 $12.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 6120 Heisman Trophy $5.00 $10.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 6302 17-0 Dolphins $5.00 $10.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 6411 Harvard Stadium $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 6419 Floyd Little $2.50 $5.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 6524 Franco Harris $5.00 $10.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 6806 Incredible Playoff $2.00 $4.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 6820 John Cappelletti $2.50 $5.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 7010 Pro Bowl $2.50 $5.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 7123 Chuck Noll $5.00 $10.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 7217 J.Paterno/J.Hostetler $12.50 $25.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 7306 Bear Bryant $10.00 $20.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 7502 Nick Buoniconti $2.50 $5.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 7809 Tom Landry $10.00 $20.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 7820 Rating Passers $5.00 $10.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 8118 Dan Pastorini $4.00 $8.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 8122 Billy Sims $5.00 $10.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 8221 Tom Cousineau $3.00 $6.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 8310 Ed Too Tall Jones $5.00 $10.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 8502 Barefoot Athletes $4.00 $8.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 8510 Craig Morton $4.00 $8.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 8601 Grambling $4.00 $8.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 8811 Ernie Davis $10.00 $20.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 10220 NCAA Records $4.00 $8.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 10301 Jim Turner $4.00 $8.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!
    1977-79 Sportscaster Series * 10316 Longest Runs $4.00 $8.00 Shop for this item in our Marketplace!

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    Sportscaster cards had more than 2000 different subjects. They were a mail in subscription issue from 1977-79. The subscription was for 24 cards each for $1.89 plus postage every month or so.

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    Talking 1977 Editions Recontre

    I found one Walt Frazier on EBay selling for $5. But I also have several of these cards. I have a Johnny Vander Meer, Wilt Chamberlain, Willie Shuemaker, and a Walt Frazier, I also have several other sports. I have a Green Bay Packers, and Marcel Cerdan,Eddy Merckx, Joel robert, Valeri Borzov, Anders Garderud, Adebe Bikila, Jean-Claude Killy and a Jacky Ickx. I am willing to sell any and all they are mounted and in very good to excellent condition. :new_uklia Can write me at dgerik@wildblue.net Attention: Cards

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