Have a spare $25,000.00 burning a hole in your pocket? In the market for pristine examples of Hawk, red pads Grand Slam and Clutch? Well then, my friends, you’re in luck! By way of eBay seller brducati comes a rare find, a case of G.I.Joe Hawk, red pads Grand Slam and Clutch, all marked “not for resale” and sporting 1984 file card stamps! Check it out –
From the listing Description:
|G.I. Joe 1983 Case BARN FIND, Vehicle Drivers For Promotional USE 192 FIGURES. Condition is New.|
So here’s the story…
From what I can tell in January 1984 Hasbro took all of the 1982-83 branded vehicle drivers, CLUTCH, FLASH, GRAND SLAM, and package them in mail alway style bags. Probably to be given away as promotional items.
About 10 years ago I found a bunch of these loose and posted them on eBay for sale. The collectors were surprised to see these figures in this packaging and the lot that I had was wiped out.The file cards are shown below and say 1984 but to my knowledge these were not available for the public because they are stamped NOT FOR RESALE. I have recently discovered an entire case complete and don’t want to break it up.
FLASH and GRAND SLAM come with helmet and visor wear CLUTCH comes with helmet only. GRAND SLAM has red pads on the figure however the card depicts the silver padded version.
Let me know if you need any additional pictures or have questions, thanks.
How cool is that?! Makes me want to go barn hunting!