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Baseball cards with player name & stats printed on one side but no player picture on the other side.

I have a group of Topps baseball cards that have the stats printed on them with the players names but the cards do not have a picture of the player. The picture side is completely white. They have been cut but some of the stats side is off center, some by quite a bit. Are you able to tell me anything about cards like this? How did they possibly get to a collector? Why would the manufacturer let them out of production at all? Why would they have cut them since they couldn't put the picture on them being card size? So many unusualities about them. I hope you are able to help with some answers. And of course the big question would be can they be worth anything at all?

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    BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,903 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You may be talking about blank front cards. While scarcer than blank backs, they have very little value. I have a handful of superstar blank front cards like this Schmidt that I probably paid $1-2 each for:


    Daniel
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    countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,276 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 5, 2023 9:44AM Answer ✓

    I opened a 1987 Topps vending box about 10 years ago and pulled 49 blank back and one blank front out of it. I can only recall pulling one other blank front and maybe 6-8 other blank backs out of the other hundreds of thousands of Topps cards that I've opened... it only seems to be a thing with Topps cards. I've never pulled a blank back or blank front from the other manufacturers, although they've had other issues like missing foil or wrong backs.

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    RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭✭

    I guess you could say they have no "eye-appeal" !!

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jondardfw29 said:
    i hope i have done this correctly so you are able to see a few pics.



    hey jondardfw29 ,
    your pics are working just fine... :)

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    stevebaystevebay Posts: 289 ✭✭✭

    @BaltimoreYankee said:
    You may be talking about blank front cards. While scarcer than blank backs, they have very little value. I have a handful of superstar blank front cards like this Schmidt that I probably paid $1-2 each for:


    Maybe the blank fronts were a way for Topps to encourage kids to sketch/draw on the front of the card... so BaltimoreYankee, you have permission to draw Mike playing with his electric train set. :D

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    IronmanfanIronmanfan Posts: 5,429 ✭✭✭✭

    my buddy has an entire 1987 blank front Topps set

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