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Title: Lobby Cards
Post by: FanOfTheMovies13 on April 10, 2022, 01:40:34 PM
Hi, I've never collected lobby cards before and noticed some for sale online, Are lobby cards printed on thicker paper? Are these authentic? Thanks!


(https://i.postimg.cc/t7spv9Z0/Lobby-Card-Test.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t7spv9Z0)

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Title: Re: Lobby Cards
Post by: marklawd on April 10, 2022, 03:54:24 PM
Yes, lobby cards are printed on card. All the sets I've seen for Chamber of Secrets though have a white border so I'm not sure about these ones.

Mark
Title: Re: Lobby Cards
Post by: FanOfTheMovies13 on April 10, 2022, 11:59:40 PM
Cool yup the seller claims it's printed on thicker paper and is original movie merch. There is a white border around the image sorry must have cropped it too much. Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Lobby Cards
Post by: eatbrie on April 11, 2022, 01:02:57 AM
I didn't know that I had this one, but I checked my website and I do :)  So here's an original set if that helps.

T

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Title: Re: Lobby Cards
Post by: FanOfTheMovies13 on April 11, 2022, 02:22:08 AM
That full set looks so good! Is there any signs to spot fakes? Or is their even fake lobby cards?
Title: Re: Lobby Cards
Post by: eatbrie on April 11, 2022, 07:07:35 PM
Yes there are.  I'm not very good at this, I would stop it immediately if I saw it, but I'm not very good at explaining it.  There is something called minty white lobby cards, which I guess means that the back side is too white to be authentic.  Obviously all lobby cards back sides are white, but not that white.  Maybe someone else can explain.

T
Title: Re: Lobby Cards
Post by: FanOfTheMovies13 on April 12, 2022, 12:35:45 AM
Ahh ok got it, thanks for the info would look out for the color on the cards! I'll just buy 4 first then check on them before investing in the full set. Appreciate all the help!
Title: Re: Lobby Cards
Post by: eatbrie on April 12, 2022, 04:25:43 AM
Yes, after that it's just a matter of personal preference.  I personally do not collect incomplete sets, I do not have the time, patience or interest for chasing missing cards.  I also collect newer stuff, 1950s and up mostly, as older 20s to 40s cards do not interest me.  Most incomplete sets are pre 50s.  Finally, I hate pinholes in cards, so that's something to think about.  All collectors are different.

What you could do if you want to stick to modern cards (post 80s) is buy a cheap set no one cares about (therefore original) and compare its backside to all your future purchases.

T
Title: Re: Lobby Cards
Post by: FanOfTheMovies13 on April 12, 2022, 11:06:59 AM
Ah yes, that's a good idea I do need a set to compare them with, Thanks!