Archive | December, 2010

Quick Look: 1990 Topps Bart Giamatti #396 Variations

28 Dec

A recent batch of 1990 Topps factory set breaks have unearthed a new variety in card #396, the tribute to late commissioner, A. Bartlett Giamatti. There are several different varieties to the coloring of the card, specifically affecting the name bar, but these are arguably printing differences in ink levels etc. The new variety shown below is missing a section of black border around his name bar, where it meets the border. A previous entry on this site shows the same variation affecting Roger Salkeld’s card #44.

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Quick Look: 1990 Pro Set #39 Cornelius Bennett – 3 Varieties

26 Dec

Another recent find, this variation is similar to the Rod Woodson and Wes Hopkins variations found in series 2. At first thought to be available in just red or black stat headings on back, it’s become apparent that three different types exist for card number 39. Here’s a comparison close-up of each type: black stat headings, red and black stat headings and just red stat headings:

Quick Look: 1990 Pro Set San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl Variations

26 Dec

Here’s a peek at a recently discovered variety in the 1990 Pro Set Series 1 Pro Bowl subset. It appears that all three San Diego Chargers players (Anthony Miller, Leslie O’Neal and Lee Williams) were produced with thier team logo in either black ink or blue ink. At this time, the solid black variety appears to be the tougher version.