TAMA superstar 18" Floor

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TAMA superstar 18" Floor Tom. vintage T Badge. Trying to get an approx year on it. Its in a Candy Apple Red Laquer finish. Mint condition. Cant seem to find what year they made the Superstars in Candy Apple red

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I was just reading that the Candy Apple finish was only offered in 1985/86, and as a special order through the end of ’87
 

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Yeah I remember that. Some of the early 80's serial numbers began with 81- or 82-. This one doesnt. I believe it is probably 85/86/87
 

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Slanted T on badge is 1985/86. Serial numbers in this period are 8 digits - beginning with a 1. I see 145XXXXX quite a lot. Might go as high as 165XXXXX. I think CAR finish was only available in 85 and 86. At least that's where nearly all of them fall in. Leading year numbers on badges were only used in 82, 83, 84. Along with CAR, they added gloss white and black to the Superstar finishes in those 2 yrs. Up to 6 digit badges with no leading year numbers are seen from 1976-1981.
 
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