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#81 Morgan

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:57 PM

A minty, unopened DS9 station model sold for $80.88 + $11.15 shipping recently.

 

That's a good bit of dough for a vehicle, reconfirming a healthy amount of demand for some vehicles (but not for others). Loose DS9 stations continue to trade in the $40 range with shipping, and almost all invite a lot of bids.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 06:55 PM

Tapestry Picard #1081, Yesterday's Yar #776 and Projections Barclay #969 all walk into a bar on eBay, and bring $432.00 + $14.95 shipping after 31 frantic bids.

 

This is a pretty good way to buy them, $144.00 each if you want to divide the three up this way w/out shipping. Strong prices for all three, don't usually see all in a bunch like this.

 

The manufacturer got tons of crap back in the day for cheating collectors out of these super-limited figures, but now the feeling is that there weren't enough of them. Thankfully, we have all these weird Canadian, UK and Australian packaging variants. There are far more Tapestry Picards out there than some of these foreign items (!).

 

However long this link lasts: https://www.ebay.com...353.m1438.l2649



#83 Morgan

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 01:17 PM

Here's something ridiculously rare, even though it never quite gets the spotlight: Canadian-market Ambassador Spock on 7th season TNG card. How many of these do you think are still in the package? I'm betting it is  magnitudes less than Tapestry Picard and that whole bunch. Is there even a hundred out there? Even I don't have one of these.

 

This one recently sold as a lot with 8 other Canadian-carded 6th season TNG figures, which also included Lore on 6th season card.

 

These things are just stupendously rare. I think this is the first photo of such a figure I've seen. One unconfirmed item remains Beverly on 6th season card with pog.

 

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 11:43 PM

Here's something ridiculously rare, even though it never quite gets the spotlight: Canadian-market Ambassador Spock on 7th season TNG card. How many of these do you think are still in the package? I'm betting it is  magnitudes less than Tapestry Picard and that whole bunch. Is there even a hundred out there? Even I don't have one of these.

 

This one recently sold as a lot with 8 other Canadian-carded 6th season TNG figures, which also included Lore on 6th season card.

 

These things are just stupendously rare. I think this is the first photo of such a figure I've seen. One unconfirmed item remains Beverly on 6th season card with pog.

 

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There is also a Guinan carded this way, and YES, there is a Dr Crusher. I have never laid eyes on one personally, but do have a pic of one. It is the only pic that I've ever seen of one, and have never seen one at auction, so apparently they're super rare. As you mentioned, the 1701's... not so rare. Some of these Canadian variants however, do seem to be much more scarce! Fred K.



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 03:53 PM

Oh dang, you should post the Crusher here if you can. That's... mythical. I've never even seen a photo of one.

 

Yeah, the Guinan on this card comes up for sale a couple of times a year. I don't think I have one though.



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 05:37 PM

Thanks to dathon18 for this Crusher on 7th season on Canadian card photo. It's hard to tell how many were made on this card, but I would imagine it would have to be around 1,000, right? It could well be less -- it's strange why we don't see more of them.

 

It's believed that Canada got these 2nd release figures on 7th season cards in quite different quantities, which explains why some like Lore and Guinan are easier to find than others. It doesn't look like any one of these were produced in quantities in excess of 10,000 max -- there just aren't enough of any one of those on the market to create the impression that more than that number were produced.

 

 

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

I'm pretty sure I'm never gonna get this lucky again, but I picked up this figure last week just on Canadian eBay -- just out of the blue -- with a small batch of other figures. The Prophets were smiling on me that day.

 

Well, at least we know that there was more than one or two, hahah! This one has foot number 30926.

 

It's hard to tell how many are still out there in their boxes -- it has to be well below 50 examples, right? Otherwise there would be more photos out there on the internet, I feel. Or at least there would be more on eBay. 

 

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:08 PM

Congrats! This figure didn't seem particularly rare in the 90's when it was released but who knows now? I opened a couple of these myself.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:12 PM

Thanks! With this one it's mostly the Canadian 7th season card that matters -- production is estimated to be in the very very low thousands for Crusher with pog on 7th season card. I'm sure unopened 1701 Tapestry Picards easily, easily outnumber this variant.

 

I would have paid.... about as much for this one as a 1701 Tapestry Picard MIB for this one had I not gotten lucky. This is the only one I've seen in real life.

 

I'm sure that, like, 5 years will go by before I see one for sale again.



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Posted 03 February 2019 - 04:00 PM

I'm pretty sure I'm never gonna get this lucky again, but I picked up this figure last week just on Canadian eBay -- just out of the blue -- with a small batch of other figures. The Prophets were smiling on me that day.

 

Well, at least we know that there was more than one or two, hahah! This one has foot number 30926.

 

It's hard to tell how many are still out there in their boxes -- it has to be well below 50 examples, right? Otherwise there would be more photos out there on the internet, I feel. Or at least there would be more on eBay. 

 

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WOW! Good job Morgan! It looks like I need to pay a visit to Ebay Canada from time to time! It looks to be in great condition too. Great find my friend! Fred K.



#91 Morgan

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:05 PM

We need an en banc collector ruling on the rarity of this 7th season Canadian Vorgon with pog.

 

This like the second or third one that I've seen, and the 2nd release card Vorgon with pog is literally the price of a Big Mac these days on The Ebays. But what about this one? Do we think this is rarer than, say, Ambassador Spock with pog on 7th season Canadian?

 

I think it's safe to say that it's rarer than Guinan and Lore -- those seem to be the most common 7th season Canadian pog figures. But that's not in dispute.

 

What do we think, where does this rank?

 

 

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