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    Official Error and Variation Discussion/Reference Thread

    This is a continuation of what we started on BMB (jacksoncoupage hosted the thread).

    What this thread IS: A discussion and reference thread for sets that have large amounts of errors and variations in them (as well as what the variations are).

    What this thread IS NOT: A list of every error in existence including blank front, blank back, players transposed on other players, etc. When in doubt, just post what you found and we'll decide together whether or not it should be on the list.

    1981
    Topps: several cards can be found without their top black border

    1982
    Topps Blackless: Missing the black ink on front
    Topps Blueless: Missing the blue ink on front

    1983
    Topps Traded: single or double asterisk on back (* or **)

    1986
    Donruss Highlights: Highlights logo on front can be found in white (rare) or yellow
    Topps Mini Leaders: dull or glossy finish

    1987
    Donruss Backs: () back face either left or right, factory vs. wax/rack/cello1987
    Sportflics: Copyright '86 or '87 or no copyright on back
    Topps Stickers: () printed in either USA or Italy

    1988
    Bazooka: () White or Gray cardstock
    Bazooka: single or double asterisk (* or **)
    Donruss: Partial or missing copyright/TM on fronts
    Donruss: () Front pattern variation based on English or French back
    Donruss: () Back font size is different.
    Donruss Borders: Factory borders/back text differ from wax/rack/cellos
    Topps Big: () Most cards can be found with multiple print desinations (ex: E* and F*). Some cards can be found where a part of the print designation has been poorly airbrushed away.

    1989
    Bowman Father/Sons subset: Textured TV/solid gray TV
    Donruss: () INC/INC. in copyright on back
    Donruss: () Denotes*/*Denotes* in stat box on back
    Donruss Grand Slammers) 5 different colored borders, one color has black bars in back borders
    Score Promos/No Copyright: Missing copyright on back-bottom
    Topps All Star Commemorative: () White or Gray cardstock
    Topps Glossy All-Stars: single or double asterisk (* or **)
    Upper Deck: () Hologram with no background or baseball pattern background
    Upper Deck #2-99: can be found with TM or R-symbol next to logos on front

    1990
    Bowman 1st printing/2nd printing: () airbushed uniforms, backgrounds
    Bowman Art Cards: () single or double asterisk on back (* or **)
    Donruss: INC/INC. in copyright on back
    Donruss Splatter variations: factory and wax/rack/cello versions differ
    Donruss Grand Slammers: with or without black bars in back borders
    Fleer: () copyright on back notes being printed in Canada on this limited release
    Fleer All-Stars: text cropping variations on back
    Fleer Baseball MVP's: Thick black line/bar at top of photo/border
    Topps Traded: Gray backs (wax) or White box (factory)
    Topps Traded: single or double asterisk on back (* or **)
    Upper Deck: No Copyright cards #101-199 with or without copyright line on back

    1991
    Bowman E*: players with E** print designations can be found with E**, E*, E * variations.
    Donruss: () INC/INC. Noticeable by the lighter and darker cardstock
    Donruss Border variations: () Factory and wax/rack/cello versions differ
    Donruss Grand Slammers: Blue and Green borders
    Donruss Grand Slammers: Blue bordered cards have three different varieties
    Fleer: () due to use of 2 different printers, each card comes in two versions, most very minor
    Fleer: () Checklists come with and without positions
    Topps: () Border color variations
    Topps A* and B*: all cards with this print designation come in either bold red 40th or dull/ghosted 40th logo on back
    Topps Stadium Club: () most (possibly all) cards come in 2 different print designations (ex: A* and B*)
    Topps Traded: Gray backs (wax) or White backs (factory)
    Topps Traded: single or double asterisk on back (* or **) (gray backs only)
    Upper Deck: () Holograms on back come in four different ways: 90-91-style (used for hi# 90-91 Hockey), 1990-baseball style (used for 1990 UD baseball), 1991-style (used for many 1991 UD products) and in 1992 style (used on 1992 UD, 1991-92 Hi # NBA/NFL and NHL).
    US Playing Card All Stars: US copyright, International Copyright and US Copyright/Silver Edged versions exist.

    1992
    Bowman E*: E* sheet players can be found in an E variation (no asterisk).
    Bowman Foil: All the non-"SP" foils come in two different photo croppings.
    Donruss: () INC/INC.
    Investors Journals: Blue, Gold, Purple borders
    Leaf: INC/INC.
    Leaf Black Gold: Some, possibly all can be found in INC and INC. versions
    Score Dream Team: Backs face left or right
    Score #736-776: Come with or without the "rookie prospect" banner on front
    Topps Stadium Club: () most (possibly all) cards come in 2 different print designations (ex: A* and B*)

    1993
    Classic: () Grey and Blue backs
    Upper Deck: () Two styles of hologram
    Topps McDonalds: () single or double asterisk (* or **)

    1994
    Topps: () Some variations have a sheet letter copyright like the A* B* of other Topps products
    Topps Kids: () single asterisk or double asterisk (* or **)
    Upper Deck: () Printed with 1993 style hologram.
    Upper Deck Collector's Choice Future Foundation: () Silver Sig cards can be found with base-white lettering on front or with appropriate silver lettering on front.
    Upper Deck Collector's Choice Future Foundation: first letter in text on back can be found in white or gray color.
    Upper Deck SP: (Image) Holograms are horizontal or vertical
    SP Foils: come in either white names on back or gold/bronze names on back
    Upper Deck Electric Diamond: some, possibly all series 1 cards come in a "silver" version where the stat heading bar on back is silver instead or bronze

    1995
    Pinnacle Summit: () Different Pinnacle Brand logos
    Stadium Club Foil Subsets (Transactions/Extreme Corps): Minimum of 4 different color varieties.

    1997
    Donruss: () Stats in regular print vs bold print
    Donruss Limited Exposure: () Comes in refractive (correct) and non-refractive (error) form
    Score Hobby Reserve: () HR prefix to number and no prefix types exist.
    Upper Deck Capture the Flag: some, possibly all cards in this subset come in either white or gold backs

    1998
    Topps Finest Mystery Finest: Base, refractor number identified with 'R', Refractor number identified with 'Refractor', Refractor identified with 'R' with no refraction
    Upper Deck Collectors Choice: () Hologram either a diamond or a base.

    1999
    Upper Deck Legends: () Team Logo either has transparent or brown background.

    2004
    Topps Series 2: Some cards can be found with "53 Years of Collecting" stamped on front under name.
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    OK, this is probably about as minor and worthless a variation as I have found, but it does seem to be a legit variation. The 2007 Upper Deck Triple Play Performers can be found with two different messages on the scratch-off panel on back; the far more common version says "Scratch Off", the other version is bilingual, "Scratch Off/Raspar To Reveal Number":

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    Nothing new to add, just wanted to bump this back up. One of my favorite threads, but it seems like everyone forgot about it.
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    A collector asked me if I had the 1991 Cadaco Disc blue MLB logo variation for Grace and Dunston. He had never seen the variation himself, but someone had told him about it. All the ones I own, have the red MLB logo as do the ones on COMC. Anyone else heard of it?

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    Ok, time to add to this lost awesome thread


    1998 pinnacle yardwork. Has horizontal lines across the card or just halfway.




    Ill add more samples later. Right now I'm on my iPad and its a pain linking pictures compared to doing it on my computer.
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    Picked up this variant this past week. Refractor/No Refractor




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    Where did you find the refractor at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunchOBull View Post
    Where did you find the refractor at?
    The one with writing on COMC a couple weeks back, and I think the one without was (i think) on COMC over a year ago...

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    1995 SPORTFLIX DOUBLE TAKE MATTINGLY/BONDS PROOF/ERROR CARD.

    As a Griffey, Jr. collector, I picked this up a number of years ago and wondered if anyone else has seen similar from the '95 series. This particular card is blank back with no card number present. Bonds and Mattingly are the named players and the front of the card shows "1B" for positions. Card should have AL and NL stars at the same positions. The logo in the top right corner shifts between "'95" and what appears to be a copy of the '94 Production logo "Sportflics 2000". The background color for both the position and the player name does not change. Finally, the 'magic motion' images are both Ken Griffey, Jr. and neither matches the '95 regular issue image used! Bonds and Mattingly images are not present. So, do I label it a Bonds or Mattingly error? Mattingly was not the 1B on the '95 issue. Printer's proof error? Or how about a really nice Griffey 'cameo"!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flarick View Post
    1995 SPORTFLIX DOUBLE TAKE MATTINGLY/BONDS PROOF/ERROR CARD.

    As a Griffey, Jr. collector, I picked this up a number of years ago and wondered if anyone else has seen similar from the '95 series. This particular card is blank back with no card number present. Bonds and Mattingly are the named players and the front of the card shows "1B" for positions. Card should have AL and NL stars at the same positions. The logo in the top right corner shifts between "'95" and what appears to be a copy of the '94 Production logo "Sportflics 2000". The background color for both the position and the player name does not change. Finally, the 'magic motion' images are both Ken Griffey, Jr. and neither matches the '95 regular issue image used! Bonds and Mattingly images are not present. So, do I label it a Bonds or Mattingly error? Mattingly was not the 1B on the '95 issue. Printer's proof error? Or how about a really nice Griffey 'cameo"!!

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    That definitely seems like more of a test proof; not uncommon to mix and match images/names with test runs. There would be little other reason to have that combination of double Griffey with a non-production player name.

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    1990 Topps Rookies Stripe Test Issues....I have 3 Carlos Martinez cards like this,but on the back next to the copyright date.[2] of them have 2 stars and 1 has 1 star.
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    This thread is really cool. I went through my doubles and added 6 more variation cards to my PC that I did not have before.

    I have one variation to add that I have not seen listed before.

    2000 EX Hall or nothing Gold foil and bronze foil variations.

    I picked this up in a lot I bought 3-4 years ago which had 7-8 of these card and I noticed that only 1 had gold foil. Don't know if anyone else has seen anything like this. Just though I should share.

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    Anyone know the difference between the 1988 Chef Boyardee A version and the B version?
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    Re: Official Error and Variation Discussion/Reference Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk8 View Post
    Anyone know if all 1984 Topps cards came in this variation? I have looked through over 1700 Andre Dawson 1984 Topps cards and did not find a single one with head in box
    Pretty sure the head in box was a test and possibly a 1/1 type Topps Vault product. I saw them sell a Rickey before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendersonfan View Post
    Pretty sure the head in box was a test and possibly a 1/1 type Topps Vault product. I saw them sell a Rickey before.

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    Thanks for the info, I was really hoping to find one after seeing this thread.
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