Because of his peculiar situation, he functions as the authenticator of the actual "artist proofs" - as in, those given to the "artists," that bear his (misspelled) name, no matter how many unauthorized, basically gray-market cut sheets are made.
50 would be a nice, round, small number, but I'm guessing if you've heard of so many, the true number is probably much higher. Does anyone know *with certainty* how many were printed and/or how they were distributed? Are we talking hundreds here?
Magic61983 wrote:I would venture to guess there are 50 AP sets going around. I have one sitting in my basement atm. I know pickle has technically 2 and most of the hardcore collectors that collect have one of these or know someone that has them. The AP sheets really aren't rare which is part of the reason for my pricing on the card.magicmisprints wrote:Yes, I've heard. This is part of the reason I'd like to know how many of those sets there are. That number will obviously influence both the price of an uncut sheet set and the number of single (mostly unsigned - it's got to be awkward to ask an artist to sign an AP he didn't sell you, even when it's not a Serra) cards that might one day hit the market. Unlike pickle, who mentions it prominently when he talks about them, most people (such as some of those to whom he will sell his, human nature suggests) who sell/resell these will probably not mention/even know that they're from consumer-cut sheets.
pp wrote:btw. pickle.69 has 2 complete artist proof set r/u/c, one of them is uncut
the price of that could be used as a upper limit for the whole set of singles