Thursday, March 4, 2010

Non-Sport Autos

From a fellow member on one of the card forum sites I discovered a short while ago (Card Collectors World), I bought a couple of Non-Sport Auto cards made by Inkworks. The Rolls Royce of Auto Cards. I've wanted to get some Inkworks autos for some time from various sets. They were either too darn expensive, or they were GU/Auto cards, or the signature looked awful. I finally decided to bite the bullet on a couple. Actually the prices weren't too bad, averages $10 a piece.

So here are the two beauties, with a couple of beauties on them.

Alex Borstein as Sally from the movie Catwoman Card A-2 (2004)


Mimi Rogers as Diana Fowley from X-Files (2005).

The X-Files one is an "uncirculated" card with a huge gold seal keeping the toploader sealed. Now that is fine and dandy and 10-out-of-10 for style for being super duper Mint condition, but minus several million for covering up part of the signature. Fortunately this card only the end "s" in Rogers is partly covered. I've seen other signatures where most of the signature is covered over. It also covers over most of the info on the back that describes the character or some of the actresses previous work. I may have to break the seal on it and live with an uncirculated card being tainted by having it's gold seal broken.

4 comments:

  1. Nice cards. I like that they have an open spot for the auto but a clear seal would have been better.

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  2. I like that clear seal idea. If they have to use a seal. The other option is to just get plain old circulated cards and take your chances they are really Near-Mint.

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  3. those seals are most often used to designate "case hits", a card that you were given for buying a complete case.
    I've got two of them from Rittenhouse Battlestar Galactica season 3 and 4...

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  4. The X-Files was an awesome show for it's time and I'm still a huge fan of Scully and Mulder

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