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    1989 Bowman Variation

    Does anyone know anything about this variation. Seems weird, but they are clearly different. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    The bottom pic looks like it was running low on the black ink

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    I don't think that's it. In hand it almost looks like it is meant to be marble. It's obviously done on purpose

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    The textured (marbled) TVs appear to be harder to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLARNOLD View Post
    The textured (marbled) TVs appear to be harder to find.
    Do you know where I can find info on that?

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    I just did a quick search on ebay and comc.

    Here is a link: https://junkwaxgems.wordpress.com/20...tv-variations/
    Last edited by KLARNOLD; 03-20-2017 at 06:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLARNOLD View Post
    I just did a quick search on ebay and comc.

    Here is a link: https://junkwaxgems.wordpress.com/20...tv-variations/
    Interesting .. thanks. I wonder what that does to the value of a .25 card haha. Probably not much. It is an interesting addition though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onthespotdetailing View Post
    Interesting .. thanks. I wonder what that does to the value of a .25 card haha. Probably not much. It is an interesting addition though
    They are known variations and have been catalogued (in Gilkeson's E&V guides) since 1989 or 1990.

    Much harder to find but unfortunately few Ripken/Griffey and Alomar collectors care.
    http://junkwaxgems.wordpress.com/ My Error & Variation blog, focusing on the little-known rarities of the junk era.

    http://www.comc.com/Users/JunkWaxGems,sr My COMC account, focusing on oddball, variations and promos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLARNOLD View Post
    The bottom pic looks like it was running low on the black ink
    It's a variation in design. Look at other parts of the card and you'll see the black ink is printed the same/correctly.

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    Looks like I'll have to go through my junk era boxes over the weekend....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksoncoupage View Post
    They are known variations and have been catalogued (in Gilkeson's E&V guides) since 1989 or 1990.

    Much harder to find but unfortunately few Ripken/Griffey and Alomar collectors care.
    I stumbled upon this variation about a year or so ago and scooped up a copy of the Griffey. Do you know if PSA or BGS will slab them with variation noted on the flip?
    -Ken Griffey Jr Collector-

    Currently looking for:
    -1989 Phoenix Magnets (Orange Copyright Font)
    -1989 St. Vincent Stamp SPECIMEN
    -1989 Topps Heads Up Test
    -1990 Toys R Us Mini Box Card

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    On the junkwaxgems website jacksoncoupage says he's never seen this variation for the Alomar card (or Stottlemyre). I have also never seen the Alomar variation and I've been looking

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksoncoupage View Post
    They are known variations and have been catalogued (in Gilkeson's E&V guides) since 1989 or 1990.

    Much harder to find but unfortunately few Ripken/Griffey and Alomar collectors care.
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Fleer Showcase Legacy Row 0 - 1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1997 Proshooters Checklist 1

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