Ha that’s amazing. I love the errors and oversight cards. If you have this card. Do me a favor and black light it. Much easier to see what I’m seeing if you staring down the barrel of the smoking gun . I want to talk to Witt himself. Only way we will really know ..I don't see it in the attached image, but that is a plausible answer. How something like that makes it past editors is amazing too, but then again sounds like it didn't and this was the best answer UD could come up with for the initial print run. I wonder why they didn't just pull the card entirely and then insert a new version in future print runs. Seems black boxing it would not be the way to go.
Then again, has anyone confirmed that this card w/ box ever made it into packs and was pulled? If this original guy ended up with a 800 count box of them, it sounds very much like a situation where they caught the error, blacked it out and then pulled the cards from distribution. The box full would have clearly been a back door situation, stolen by some employee and sold off later. Why black them out though in the first place if they were not meant for packs? Why not just pull the cards and skip the black box effort? Imagine how crazy people were for the Ripken FF error. Imagine the craziness around a Witt **** variation!
View attachment 115758Makes me think of that SP Rodman card that everyone thought was his junk hanging out. Could have been a shadow or a tip, but I don't think they ever corrected it. Either way, sounds like cards not meant for the public made their way out anyway. Would love to know the real story behind this and any other error/variation that still remains mostly a mystery.