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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Year: 1991

Set: Seven-Eleven Coins Atlantic Region (Rate)

Card: #6HS Jose Canseco


“ I like these neat little oddball cards. Also I was a big fan of the "Sportflics" type cards when I was young. This little disc has more stats than some modern Panini releases. ” -rmpaq5

“ That's not a coin. Coin only applies to a metallic object for the use in transactions of a monetary nature, and issued by a government. A round metal object issued for collecting purposes is a medal. (A round metal object issued to supliment or supplant coins is a token). However, this looks like it's not made of metal at all, which means it's just a circular (round) trading card. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I'd want it, if it were shaped like a baseball card. ” -chvlDm

“ I like these coins and I don't know why because I usually don't go after odd shaped cards. ” -davidhandberry

“ I see this right after reading the "Happy July 4, don't blow your fingers off" forum. Although I think Jose blew his off with a gun, not fireworks. ” -switzr1

“ Wish they still did this kind of stuff today. ” -Mscott713

“ I love these coin sets from the early and mid 1990's. Not as many were produced compared to most of the card sets from the same years. ” -Alomar_Collector

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skrezyna23

Posts: 89
Joined: Jan 2015

Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:29 AM

These were in my wheelhouse as a collector. Loved going to 7-11 withmy friends, buying slurpees and pulling these from the bottom of the cup hoping you'd pull your favorite player (Mattingly in my case).


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HutNut

Posts: 311
Joined: Apr 2016

Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:12 AM

I had no idea these existed, but they apparently made a lot of them:

http://www.ericscards.com/coins/slurpee_baseball.html

vrooomed

Posts: 6875
Joined: Dec 2012

Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:36 AM

No one has noticed yet????

A Seven-Eleven item is the RCOTD on 7/11!

And I have several from various years. I loved the discs and the Slurpees. I wish there was a 7-11 near me - it is free Slurpee day today!


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NJDevils

Posts: 3961
Joined: Sep 2010

Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:55 AM

Sorry, Billy,  According to the dictionary, you are correct.   But Topps has called their metal disks "coins" since 1964, it's even on the wrapper.  I agree that the 7-11 disks are not coins simply because there is no metal involved.

captkirk42

Posts: 1286
Joined: May 2011

Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:36 AM

I think these "discs" are pretty neat and back in the 1980s and earlier I would go nuts for these oddballs, but in more recent years the whole "how do you store them" issue turns me away from them. I agree since they are not metal and not a currency they are NOT "Coins" (excepting of course the Topps definition as NJDevils pointed out). This particular set I am not a huge fan of simply because I am no longer a fan of the "flicking" 3-D things.


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Onemorepoint

Posts: 6
Joined: Apr 2014

Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:03 PM

I'd say it's more of a disc or a pog than a coin. Having said that I think they're very nice.


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LeeForleo

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:36 PM

Now I want those coins, and a Slurpee!!!

Billy Kingsley

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:54 PM

I think there's a 7/11 in Newburgh, Dan. I think I passed one on the way to MotorcyclePedia two weeks ago.

Am I reading it right that these were floating in the drink when you got it?


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vrooomed

Posts: 6875
Joined: Dec 2012

Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:18 PM

Billy, unfortunately, I work down in Westchester County, so no 7-11s in my normal travels. The discs (notice my terminology!) were underneath the cup bttom, secured by a piece of cardboard with a thumb tab cut out. Here, I did a little mock up in Paint:

That would be under the cup - these would not be floating in the Slurpee.

Also, notice on the back - printed right on it is the word "Coin", so please don't fault the collector's or those who put the checklist and set up here - simply following what is printed on the items!


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Billy Kingsley

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:19 PM

I know, it just drives me nuts when people use the wrong terminology- especially when the card companies do it! 

Before I became a coin collector, I didn't know the difference, either. 


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