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    I canít identify this card...

    Going through my early 90s sets I came across this card. It does look like the 1959 Topps replica from BBC magazine but is from 1990 and is without trademark or brand print. I kind of recall pulling it from a magazine but that was years back and Iím not positive. Iíve scowered databases and internet and have not seen another like it.
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    1990 Ryne Sandberg 59 Topps Replica with Blue Border around circle and vintage print.

    Does anyone recognize this card?

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    It actually looks like one of those unofficial mass produced cards that card shops bought I bulk and sold for $1 each. I bought a few Bo Jackson similar back in the day.
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    Can you post a picture of one that you have or are you going by memory? I agree it’s an unofficial card as there is no branding or trademark. The stock and quality suggests some legitimacy. Then of course using players pictures / Topps 1959 card layout even for promo tells me it’s not that unofficial. I’m not looking to move the card, I’m just really surprised there is not another card like it shown anywhere.

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    I'm actually going by memory. This was over 20 years ago. They had different players like Bo, Ripken, Griffey, Sandberg, Thomas, Bagwells, etc. There were people back then that spent a lot thinking they'd have a killer investment, but they were wrong. Some even had a glossy finish and prismatic foil.

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    I pulled this from a magazine not a show promo. I like the card in my collection regardless of how little it’s worth, I have not seen another like it. I like to collect my favorite players and the more rare cards. Barry Bond’s is a cool card but I didn’t like him as a player and there are thousands of his 80s / 90s cards.

    I'm after any Boston Teams as well... but I always liked Sandberg as a player.

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    Those were sheet inserts in BCM magazine in the late 80s/early 90s.. They're still unlicensed "Broder" cards but they are generally printed on better stock than most. I didn't spend the time searching for Sandberg specifically but here's a link to one of the other sheets with the '59 Topps design.

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    Those were sheet inserts in BCM magazine in the late 80s/early 90s.. They're still unlicensed "Broder" cards but they are generally printed on better stock than most. I didn't spend the time searching for Sandberg specifically but here's a link to one of the other sheets with the '59 Topps design.

    https://www.amazon.com/Baseball-Card.../dp/B00OI97I1I

    Don't know about that, all the BCM's I have identify Krause/BB Cards magazine on the card. The link you posted is for 1989, the stats line on the card indicates 1990-91.
    There were lots of magazines in 1990-91 that were produced specifically to evade licensing and capitalize on the card boom, like Legends but also lots of others like Ballstreet Journal. They were shut down in 1993 by a court I believe because they couldn't make the case that the cards were "editorial content" and didn't require licensing.

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    Looks like you don't have the only one.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RYNE-SANDBE...frcectupt=true

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ryne-Sandbe...frcectupt=true

    Not worth much, but hard-to-find and a dedicated Sandberg collector might want it.

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    Don't know about that, all the BCM's I have identify Krause/BB Cards magazine on the card. The link you posted is for 1989, the stats line on the card indicates 1990-91.
    There were lots of magazines in 1990-91 that were produced specifically to evade licensing and capitalize on the card boom, like Legends but also lots of others like Ballstreet Journal. They were shut down in 1993 by a court I believe because they couldn't make the case that the cards were "editorial content" and didn't require licensing.

    Check this link and see if your card matches up...
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    Yeah there were several different magazines in that time period. I don't remember anyone other than BCM using the '59 Topps design like that though and they ran it for several years. I just grabbed the first link I found which happened to be one of the '89 issues.

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