Here is the dealio. For the scans in the Silly file (formerly Wacky file) I use dupes. This way I can throw the card in the tradeables box after scanning. So the card pictured above was a dupe as far as the numbers go for the set build. I do remember this card when I decided to scan it, and I checked to make sure it was the same as the card in the set build (it was). Hence, the comment I made regarding "Doesn't make sense". I probably should actually check my card sets for errors and variations. I don't as I believe it would just take the fun out of it for me (a lot of work), especially with the "intentional" variations these days.
Anyways, after reading Bo's comment this morning I went through my dupes and it was not there. I then proceded to my sets. yes, that one was still there so I pulled it out and will replace it with a correct version, and do something with the error card. However, the dupe being gone means one thing....................
In those medium flat rate boxes I mailed out a couple months back to some of you folks containing a 6 small flat rate boxes inside 4 of which was "FILLER" there is where the missing error card lies.
Now, I don't want it back, my error (pun intended), it is your card. I just don't want you to do what I did. So, if you still have those newspaper wrapped stacks check to see if there was any 2013s inside. You may find a $50.00 winner..........:) Then again, you may have sent them on to a Philles fan.
When you showed that card the other day I thought it was custom or something. Never in my wildest dreams would I think Topps and their quality control department could slip that poorly. Wow.ReplyDelete
And then you came across two of them? Double wow!
Apparently Topps caught it very early in production of the factory sets, which is where you find the error card. You'd have to open a factory set to find the error, and then it's the first batch. The set I bought (minus the handful of missing cards, I got for $5.00), the other was just in a box of commons.Delete
That'll be a nice surprise for someone. It's a cool card... weird... but cool nonetheless. Gotta wonder how many Topps variations are sitting in people's 5,000ct. boxes.ReplyDelete
I know I've let a ton go from recent years, because I never looked at the numbering code on the back until last year, and I still don't really look at them now. I keep telling my self I will go through the set builds of late and check them, but I'm lazy or maybe my self diagnosed ADHD! LOLDelete