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Old 03-15-2017, 10:50 PM   #1
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I found this in a card lot at my local thrift store. I can't find anything about it or others like it. It's a clear card, looks like a template for Daniel McGrath's Bowman Chrome card, as it doesn't even have that his position is a pitcher it just says "position". Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:29 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:55 PM   #3
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Don't know, but that's pretty cool. Has to be some sort of test.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:21 PM   #4
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It does appear to be an early prototype, hopefully someone has a definitive answer.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:37 PM   #5
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Could be homemade.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:39 PM   #6
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Soak a Chrome, rub off the paper...magic.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:41 PM   #7
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Soak a Chrome, rub off the paper...magic.
This- it's a chrome card missing the paper back
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:43 PM   #8
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Soak a Chrome, rub off the paper...sell it as a rare error.
Fixed it for you!
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:44 PM   #10
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Almost looks like a silk screen. Pretty cool card for sure. its safe to say that its.... wait for it.....
















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Old 03-16-2017, 08:17 PM   #11
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Normally I'd think that but I don't think this is the case. The font of his name is different than the real card as well as it saying "position" instead of pitcher.

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This- it's a chrome card missing the paper back
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:18 PM   #12
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Soak a Chrome, rub off the paper...magic.
Do his regular cards list him as "Position"?
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:32 PM   #13
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Our pitching prospects have been so bad, Bowman doesn't even bother finishing the cards.

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Old 03-16-2017, 08:33 PM   #14
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Do his regular cards list him as "Position"?
Its a really really really good magic trick.....also makes "Bowman 1st" vanish as well?
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:06 AM   #15
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I emailed pics of it to Topps to see if they had any information on it, when they got back to me they stated "This is an interesting issue. There could be a number of explanations for this card and unfortunately a concrete explanation may not be obtainable. It very well may be a prototype or template but I wouldn't be able to verify that." Then told me to send it to Beckett to have them verify it. Not sure if it's worth it to pay to send it in and have them not have any infomation on it. My questions would be worth it? Are there people out there like me that would purchase it if sold it? Any thougts?
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:00 AM   #16
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Don't most of these prototypes come with some sort of printing on the back explaining that it's a Proto type? Nonetheless it's pretty cool.
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Curious how Beckett would verify what it is if Topps can't.
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:56 PM   #18
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Curious how Beckett would verify what it is if Topps can't.
Great point.
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This- it's a chrome card missing the paper back
I wanted to see what a Chrome minus the paper back looked like so I skinned a 2014 Bowman Chrome Tyler Marlette and it is not the same as what the op has in his pictures. The back is mirrored and the card is not opaque, so that is not the case.

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Old 05-02-2017, 06:55 PM   #20
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I emailed pics of it to Topps to see if they had any information on it, when they got back to me they stated "This is an interesting issue. There could be a number of explanations for this card and unfortunately a concrete explanation may not be obtainable. It very well may be a prototype or template but I wouldn't be able to verify that." Then told me to send it to Beckett to have them verify it. Not sure if it's worth it to pay to send it in and have them not have any infomation on it. My questions would be worth it? Are there people out there like me that would purchase it if sold it? Any thougts?
Did you read the comments above? It's a manipulated Chrome card.
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I wanted to see what a Chrome minus the paper back looked like so I skinned a 2014 Bowman Chrome Tyler Marlette and it is not the same as what the op has in his pictures. The back is mirrored and the card is not opaque, so that is not the case.

soak it and get that paper/glue off the back
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:27 PM   #22
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soak it and get that paper/glue off the back
It's not a manipulated card. McGrath only had autographed cards in 2014 Bowman, the picture is different, and the word "Position" instead of "Pitcher."

But a Photoshop pro, some acetate stock, and a good printer
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soak it and get that paper/glue off the back
I did soak it and got the glue and paper off, the back is mirrored. I held it that way so you can see the front and mirrored back and see that it is not opaque.
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Unable to help but it does appear to be a proof. Cool card. Normal card size?
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Did you read the comments above? It's a manipulated Chrome card.
Did you read the numerous other comments disproving this?
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