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Need help to identify 'mystery card'
« on: May 08, 2017, 07:51:54 PM »
 

Kruser

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Hi everyone!

I recently bought a Bicycle single on Ebay, but the vendor sent me the wrong card!! Happily, they sent me the correct card later. Even better - they let me keep the original 'error card' free of charge!

Trouble is, I know nothing about the 'mystery card' ... can anybody give me some information about it?

Thanks!

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Re: Need help to identify 'mystery card'
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 01:07:33 AM »
 

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It looks like a mashup of a few different vintage Bicycle designs.  Could have been some other company's attempt at a lookalike or knockoff design, meant to capitalize on the brand's popularity.  But as far as actual specifics on this card in particular, I have none.

Also, if you look closely enough, you can see that it's not entirely a two-way design, despite the best efforts or lack thereof of the designer who created it.  It's close, but no cigar.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 01:09:08 AM by Don Boyer »
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Re: Need help to identify 'mystery card'
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 05:03:24 PM »
 

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Thanks for the input, Don!

I see what you mean about the failed 'two-way' design - the 'starburst' bottom center has longer 'legs' than the one at the top. Plus, the ones on the center of the sides aren't quite the same either ...
You have a keen eye!  8)

Kruser

... Anyone else have any ideas?  :-\

« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 05:05:19 PM by Kruser »
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