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Offline Spmahn

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Check Game checks
« on: November 20, 2020, 01:42:35 PM »
Does anyone here have a Check Game check from their appearance on the show? To me this would have to be one of the top TPIR collectibles Id love to have. A cursory glance appears that they dont come up for sale particularly often, none have been on eBay recently, Id imagine a Bob-era check would probably go for a couple hundred dollars, no?

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Re: Check Game checks
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 06:17:24 PM »
If you want the money from it, you must cash it at the bank, so I guess no one kept it.

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Re: Check Game checks
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 12:58:48 AM »
I remember either Bob or Drew mentioning on air that they would find these souvenirs from Check Game in the trash at Television City.

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Re: Check Game checks
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 01:34:23 AM »
If you want the money from it, you must cash it at the bank, so I guess no one kept it.

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I would think that the VOIDed checks would have a chance of appearing on eBay.
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Re: Check Game checks
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 04:47:29 PM »
If you want the money from it, you must cash it at the bank, so I guess no one kept it.

Even the ones dated "Today, 19Now"?

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Re: Check Game checks
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 09:44:41 PM »
Yes. The money was transferred from Bob Barker's personal checking account, since his signature was on the check.

That's why Bob intentionally explained the game poorly--it was a Win Ben Stein's Money situation and Bob was protecting his bank balance by playing up the "no one understands this game" bit
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Re: Check Game checks
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 12:26:43 AM »
Ive got two at my house.  A blank Barker check and a Drew check used during a rehearsal during his first season.

Who wants to start the bidding? 😜

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Re: Check Game checks
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 10:19:51 AM »
Does anyone here have a Check Game check from their appearance on the show? To me this would have to be one of the top TPIR collectibles Id love to have. A cursory glance appears that they dont come up for sale particularly often, none have been on eBay recently, Id imagine a Bob-era check would probably go for a couple hundred dollars, no?

I guess keep checking ebay. Why does this need to be a thread again?

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Re: Check Game checks
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 01:26:17 PM »
Why does this need to be a thread again?

Dude, you started a thread asking if Alex Trebek liked TPIR.  You're in no position to criticize.

Actually, keep this up, and you're not going to be in a position to do anything.  Start thinking before you post.
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Offline Spmahn

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Re: Check Game checks
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 01:30:39 PM »
I guess keep checking ebay. Why does this need to be a thread again?

Its almost as if its a discussion about a subject directly related to TPIR or something