Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday Question Day- Bankruptcy Cards?

How do you feel about cards that made it to the streets as part of a company bankruptcy?

I want to make it clear that I am talking about cards that were legally sold as part of a bankruptcy/buy-out and not cards walking out the back door. 

 I picked up this 2003-04 Fleer Mystique Allen Iverson gold parallel on eBay not long ago that was part of Fleer’s bankruptcy vault clearance. The card is the same as the packed-out versions except for missing the serial numbering on the back (#/150). 

I think it is a cool addition to my Iverson collection, so I am happy to have it, I see it as a bit of an error of sorts, but I know that there are people out there who are against this type of card being sold.


  1. I had never really heard about the clearance until I started buying parallels for my couple football player collections and there were "non-serialized" versions of several cards. Thought I got gypped initially until I found out what they were. Makes you wonder how many were actually made that weren't numbered. Is it only a few for replacements, or a whole lot more?

  2. I accept that they're part of our hobby and would be happy to add any to my collection. Tthe only major downside for me is that they're difficult for player collectors to keep track of since some of these items aren't documented in major card databases.