Another interesting variation has popped up in the 1993 Topps set. While I am certain that many Albert Belle and Cleveland Indians collectors have noticed this error for some time, it may be relatively recent that a correction attempt has surfaced. Albert “Don’t call me Joey” Belle’s card has a glaring design error on the card front: It’s banners are green instead of the correct, blue, like the other Indians players.
Check out the card on the right. After breaking 2 1993 Topps factory sets, I have found a copy of this “gray banner” version in each. Methinks that this was Topps’ way of fixing the Belle mistake. Subsequent 1993 Topps Series 2 boxes I ripped open yielded more of the “green banner” versions. While it’s not Pancho Herrer rare, its still a tough single to come by without breaking down a set.
I will continue to post about 1993 Topps variations as more surface.