Over the years of collecting I've seen my share of cards that were a bit small, and might have been suspect for trimming.
One of the things I've noticed is that (unlike any other set), a pretty significant percentage of the 2004 Bowman Chrome card I have had was a drop small. Back when I was buying rookie autographs of guys like Felix Hernandez, I would inevitably request a return from the seller in a pretty large percentage of cases because matching up the cards against other cards, they were a drop small. At that time it was definitely when trimming was viewed as a serious concern, and I just assumed I was getting unlucky.
Having spent years collecting and only very rarely coming across cards that are even the slightest drop small only on rare occasions, I've started to wonder whether that set might have just been made a drop small for some reason and they weren't actually trimmed.
I know it's a set from a while back but I wanted to check whether anyone else had noticed this and whether my hypothesis is reasonable.