1990 Topps Baseball Errors & Variations: Ongoing Checklist

20 Jun

14a Mike Fetters (with splotch on jersey missing black ink)

14b Mike Fetters (with airbrushed splotch on jersey)

14c Mike Fetters (with solid, correctly-printed jersey, no sign of splotch)

44a Roger Salkeld (with black ink missing at bottom left of card) RPD

44b Roger Salkeld (correctly printed)

128a Checklist (missing “see…” text on back)

128b Checklist (with “see…” text on back)

141a John Hart MG (missing portion of black ink on front) RPD

141b John Hart MG (correctly printed)

302a Marcus Lawton (missing portion of black ink on front) RPD

302b Marcus Lawton (correctly printed)

336a Ken Griffey Jr (red blotch on arm) RPD

336b Ken Griffey Jr (yellow blotch on arm) RPD

336c Ken Griffey Jr (brownish blotch on arm) RPD

383a John Morris (missing portion of black ink on front) RPD

383b John Morris (correctly printed)

385a Fred McGriff AS (missing portion of black ink on front) RPD

385b Fred McGriff AS (correctly printed)

386a Julio Franco AS (missing portion of black ink on front) RPD

386b Julio Franco AS (correctly printed)

392a Carlton Fisk AS (missing portion of black ink on front) RPD

392b Carlton Fisk AS (correctly printed)

395a Jeff Russell AS (missing portion of black ink on front) RPD

395b Jeff Russell AS (correctly printed)

396a Bart Giamatti (missing 2-3mm of black border around right side of name bar)

396b Bart Giamatti (correctly printed) *NOTE: This card is subject to major inking variations over name area and suit*

404a Craig Biggio AS (missing portion of black ink on front) RPD

404b Craig Biggio AS (correctly printed)

406a Joe Magrane AS (missing portion of black ink on front) RPD

406b Joe Magrane AS (correctly printed)

414a Frank Thomas (missing large, diagonal section of black ink, AKA No Name On Front or NNOF) RPD

414b Frank Thomas (correctly printed)

414c Frank Thomas (correct front, no yellow on back – black ink only)

454a Jeff King (no gray area on back, entirely yellow and black) RPD

454b Jeff King (correctly printed)

664a Johnny Bench TBC (red shadow lettering over name on front)

664b Johnny Bench TBC (black name lettering on front)

709a Juan Berenguer (gap in black ink around bio data on back)

709b Juan Berenguer (solid black ink border around bio data on back)

NNOa Offer Cards (gray cardstock)

NNOb Offer Cards (white cardstock)

NNO Oversized Yellow Topps Magazine Factory Set Insert – a (slanted product code at bottom)

NNO Oversized Yellow Topps Magazine Factory Set Insert -b (horizontally printed product code at bottom)

NNO Oversized Blue Topps Magazine Factory Set Insert -c (very late/early 1991 issue)

Topps Traded:

White Cardstock 1-132T

Gray Cardstock 1-132T – Single asterisk on back before copyright

Gray Cardstock 1-132T – Double asterisk on back before copyright


12 Responses to “1990 Topps Baseball Errors & Variations: Ongoing Checklist”

  1. Roger Grider June 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Do any of these errors sale well?

    • junkwaxgems June 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

      Some do, some don’t. Again, the primary purpose of the blog is to provide checklist and set information for those collecting master sets or variations.

  2. Justin September 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    I have also noticed #200 Don Mattingly has a small portion of the black border in the lower right corner missing.

  3. brent September 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I have 2 more cards to add to the list of 1990 topps baseball.I actually have 4 error cards that I can’t find anything on any of them.2 are topps 1990 baseball 2 are proset 1990 football. With my luck the are not rare but if you are going for database they should be on it.email me if you want more info or pics of the cards.

  4. Chris McHargue November 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    I ran across this page and made a trip home at lunch to see if any of these popped out at me while glancing through my old cards that I just ran across recently. Just at a quick look, I noticed that #474 Rich Thompson has what appears to be a 0 (zero) printed on his right shoulder in the picture. It doesn’t appear to be something that I did when I was 13, but who know’s for sure! Do you think this may have been just a one time accident that is absolutely unimportant?

  5. Amy Solorio June 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Just wondering if the bottom left corner of the “A” in All Star being cut off on the #406 Joe Magrane and the #395 Jeff Russell cards would be considered an error…?

  6. robertandersonjr February 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Hi I just purchased 2,3box rack cases.I opened some of the racks and found some cards that dont have all the color in the name box almost all the color but at the very top to the name box some color is missing.I found this on #232 Darnell Coles,#525 WALLY JOYNER,#708 LARRY SHEETS,#741 STEVE WILSON,#763 DENNY MARTINEZ.Also on the DARNELL COLES card he has orange on the top of his helmet where MARINERS is.Have you seen or heard of these?

  7. Steven Canzonetta August 18, 2020 at 1:28 am #

    I have a Ken Griffey Jr AS “bloody scar” card. However, the bloody scar is green. Has anyone else ever seen this? I’ve looked at countless photos, and haven’t found another like it.

    • Dylan August 18, 2020 at 7:47 am #

      Every single copy in the entire print run (millions of the card) received the blemish on his arm. The tone differences are no different than every other ignored example of too much yellow, too much red, too much blue, etc etc. In your card’s case, it received too much blue and yellow and too little red. Like the fake market for the 1990 Fleer Jose Uribe and 1989 Donruss Alex Madrid, there is no true range of sales for this card as most high dollar completed listings are not true sales and the result of market manipulation.

  8. Paul Shields May 25, 2023 at 10:13 pm #

    I have found a Carlton Fisk 392 that is missing most of the white ink on the back of the card. I can not find another one like it or there is no mention anywhere online or another. I don’t see how the “whiteless” is any different than tje “blackless”

    • Dylan May 26, 2023 at 11:46 am #

      Hi Paul,

      I don’t think 1990 Topps backs contain any white, just dark gray cardstock color. If you mean that the Fisk you have is all yellow with no cardstock visible, that is the result of the yellow ink running over the area meant to stay gray. This is a known print flaw that affects several cards in 1990 Topps. And yes, so are the blackless cards but your misprint is caused by the opposite issue as the blackless cards.

      • Paul Shields May 27, 2023 at 6:35 am #

        Well part of the white is on the card. Part of the Topps logo is white but not all of it. This the same error as the black on the front of the blackless.

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