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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 15, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House


This auction is for a 1993 Classic 4-Sport Autographed Plaque of 8 Cards. It includes Shaquille O'Neal, Manon Rheaume, Alex Rodriguez, Chris Webber, Alonzo Mourning, Drew Bledsoe, Garrison Hearst and Rick Mirer. This is one of 100 autograph plaques that were from an impossible-to-find redemption card from 1993 Classic 4-Sport. All of the autographed cards are #'d 103 out of whatever total number of that card were autographed by the player. This plaque is incredibly rare as most collectors have never seen one. Go find any pack of 1993 4-Sport and you'll read about the redemption on the back. As you know, t are still tons packs from that set still unopened today. Only a tiny percentage of the redemption cards that were inserted were ever redeemed as the redemption period ended very early. Even after the redemption, some collectors broke the cards up and sold them individually.

This item is even rarer for another reason. The original plan was to have the plaques be made up of each of the serial numbered cards from 1-100. After sending the cards to the players to have them autographed, t were 3 different numbered cards that were either not returned or were damaged. Classic chose to use serial numbered cards 1-103 and just skip the 3 problem numbers. When they did plaques 101, 102 & 103 they put a slightly different message on the plaque. Instead of reading "Limited Edition of 100" it read "Special Limited Edition". I put a sample of what the plate on most of the plaques said in the picture below this plaque. T were only 3 of the plaque in this auction. This is plaque #101 so every autographed card is 101/###. The paperwork that accompanied the plaque from Classic still says congratulations on receiving one of 100 limited editions. Only 3 plaques have this message, however.

Don't miss out on this, the rarest rookie card of Alex Rodriguez, not to mention Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Drew Bledsoe and company.

The plaque comes with a COA from Classic as well as the original redemption letter that accompanied it. S&H is $12.00. Please check out my other items . I'm listing a number of items including rare rookie and pre-rookie items of many of the top stars in sports. I'm hoping to list other Arod items like an autographed, minor league homerun ball.