(R89) 1935 Gum Inc. Mickey Mouse Bubble Gum Card #71 Is That a Nickel? No! That's a Mickel!

Applewood Books, 1991, produced reprints of R89 (#1-96) via a soft box issue and produced reprints of R89/R90 (#1-96 & fifteen 97-120) via a hard cover box issue.

A collector would have a hard time determining if a card is real or a reprint when viewing it alone.

Richard Lapointe scanned an original card alongside a reprint to show the subtle differences. Richard also commented on the reprints.
The following statement mirrors Richard's post at the Non Sports Chat Room:
1. Reproductions measures quite a bit shorter side to side
2. Back reproductions all have the same shade of "tan" coloring; originals have different degree's of toning.
3. Black line on back (above "get a mickey mouse album") is much thinner
4. Front repro colors are much brighter/whiter as they have a glossy front

What's It Worth?

C-Grade C10 C9 C8 C7 C6 C5 C4 C3 C2 C1
$ 60 45 33 30 18 15 9 6 3 1
  GEM-MT 10 MINT 9 NM-MT 8 NM 7 EX-NM 6 EX 5 VG-EX 4 VG 3 GD 2 FR 1

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