1990 Upper Deck Baseball Errors & Variations: Ongoing Checklist

23 Jun

54a Ben McDonald Orioles logo on front

54b Ben McDonald Star Rookie logo on front

54c Ben McDonald Blank circle on front *UNCONFIRMED*

60a Orioles TC Jamie Weston

60b Orioles TC Mickey Weston

79a White Sox TC clipped 7 in 79 on back

79b White Sox TC fully-printed 79 on back

89a Jim Gott Rick Reed photo on front, close-up

89b Jim Gott Gott photo on front, pitching

101-199a Copyright missing on back

101-199b Copyright included on back

117a Kevin Mitchell 100 career HRs

117b Kevin Mitchell 99 career HRs

225a Ozzie Smith SS position short, thicker font

225b Ozzie Smith SS position taller, thin font (normal 90 UD font)

266a Cal Ripken Jr. SS position printed lower in box

266b Cal Ripken Jr. SS position centered in box

478a Scott Garrelts Bill Bathe photo on front

478b Scott Garrelts Garrelts photo on front

562a Jeff Innis Dave West photo on front

562b Jeff Innis Innis photo on front

597a Andy McGaffigan Rich Thompson photo on front

597b Andy McGaffigan McGaffigan photo on front

683a Jamie Weston

683b Mickey Weston

700a Checklist Jamie Weston

700b Checklist Mickey Weston

702a Mike Witt with black box on back

702b Rookie Threats

713a Scott Ruskin full P in upper-left corner

713b Scott Ruskin clipped P in upper-left corner

719a Pete O’Brien clipped F in First Base on back

719b Pete O’Brien complete F in First Base on back

728a Lenny Webster break (or slash) through W on front

728b Lenny Webster correctly printed

734a Nolan Ryan no trade stripe on front

734b Nolan Ryan 300th win stripe on front

738a Greg Smith F in Infield is clipped on back

738b Greg Smith F in Infield is clipped on back

743a Mark Garnder black line over copyright on back

743b Mark Gardner line removed from copyright area

749a Oil Can Boyd 2 breaks in stat line on back

749b Oil Can Boyd 1 break in stat line on back

749c Oil Can Boyd solid stat line on back

756a Sandy Alomar Jr “C” shifted to left

756b Sandy Alomar Jr “C” centered

757a Alex Sanchez “P” shifted to the left

757b Alex Sanchez “P” centered

758a Nick Esasky “1B” shifted to the left

758b Nick Esasky “1B” centered

759a Stan Belinda “P” shifted to the left

759b Stan Belinda “P” centered

760a Jim Presley “3B” shifted to the left

760b Jim Presley “3B” centered

777a Keith Hernandez incomplete copyright line on back

777b Keith Hernandez correctly printed copyright line on back

796a Sam Horn “DH” shifted to the left

796b Sam Horn “DH” centered

797a Randy Myers “P” shifted to the left

797b Randy Myers “P” centered

798a Chris James “OF” shifted to the left

798b Chris James “OF” centered

799a Bill Gullickson “P” shifted to the left

799b Bill Gullickson “P” centered

800a Checklist Mike Witt #702 with black box on back *UNCONFIRMED*

800b Checklist double-printed copyright on back, 1mm black line in border to right of Maldonado

800c Checklist double-printed copyright on back, 1/2 mm black line in border to right of Maldonado

800d Checklist double-printed copyright on back, no black line in border to right of Maldonado

800e Checklist correctly-printed copyright on back

**Thanks to Les and his 4,000,000,000 1990 UD High Number commons for unveiling the new high series errors!**

25 Responses to “1990 Upper Deck Baseball Errors & Variations: Ongoing Checklist”

  1. Ben G September 13, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Hey Dylan.
    Perhaps you have some clues on where these “error” cards are from?


    Like I said in the post. – i have 27 of them all in the 100’s .. all have the same photos as the final release.. but no text.

    • Dylan September 13, 2011 at 11:38 am #

      You pretty much covered it. Definitely NOT a “blackless” type error and NOT an erased card. Given that you hold 27 of them and the fact that Sheffield was a young prospect at the time, my best guess is that they were backdoored from Upper Deck. I’ve never seen another copy like this but wouldn’t be surprised if any did show up, they were of the young stars or hot rookies of that time. Do you plan on listing a copy on ebay?

  2. Dylan October 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    Thanks again Les, good luck with the sales! Please let me know if you come across anything odd for Robin Ventura’s star rookie card. I’m always interested in missing holograms, double holos, etc.

  3. cl_kyle April 3, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Aren’t there a bunch of ‘No Copyright’ back errors in this set as well? If I remember correctly, it only affected one 100-block of card numbers and it wasn’t the high series.

    • always on the hunt April 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

      i just opened a box 2 weeks ago of no copyrights. 210 total. they were numbers 101 to 199.

      • Steve Young February 19, 2018 at 8:46 am #

        By chance would you still have any of these “No copy right” cards. I am missing abut 8 to complete my set if you do. Thanks !!

  4. Paul Policastro May 14, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    I was wondering if I could get a little input? I recently came across a 1990 Upper Deck Nolan Ryan card #544, with a hologram variation, that I think might be fairly rare. The word “Upper” is printed upside down, and backwards. I have seen “Upper Deck” printed upside down, but never backwards. I have searched a few thousand 1990 Upper Deck cards and have not seen another. I do have scans available.
    Has anyone else come across this type of variation? Not sure if my test sampling was too small (only a few thousand cards), or is this truly a fairly uncommon variation?
    Thank You, for any help,

  5. Stephen Young November 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Can anyone tell me what the 90 UD Mark Langston error is ?? Thanks

    • cl_kyle November 20, 2014 at 8:36 am #

      It’s an uncorrected error, so no variations. Here’s the info from Beckett: #647 Mark Langston UER Several errors in stats totals

      • Stephen November 20, 2014 at 9:29 am #

        I meant the High series # Mark Langston it is a real short print found with the Mike Witt card short print. Thanks for responding though !

  6. Eric November 24, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    I also recall hearing about a variation on the Langston card but don’t have any record of what that variation is. I’d also love to know if there really is a variation on the Kevin Mitchell card (#117). Is there really a version that says 99 home runs on the back instead of 100?

    • Stephen November 24, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

      I have seen a picture. So I beleive so unless it was photo shopped. I am also looking for that one as well. What else are you looking for?

      • Eric November 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

        #600 with the diamond-shaped box on the back near the card number is the only other one I am looking for. I am not tracking the Langston until I know more about it. The other ones on my list are the McDonald white circle and checklist #800 with Mike Witt listed, but until I have more proof about those two I will operate under the assumption that they don’t exist. Any chance you still have that picture of the Mitchell variation?

    • Dylan November 26, 2014 at 9:44 am #

      Hi Eric,

      Can you clarify what the variation is on the #600 Checklist card? Do you have a picture or any additional specifics?

      As far as the Langston goes, is the variation on that card the placement of the position on front? I know there are several hi# cards that were produced during the Witt error run that have shifted positions.

      • Eric December 3, 2014 at 11:16 am #

        I heard about the variation here – http://forums.collectors.com/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=718974&highlight_key=y&keyword1=1990%20upper%20deck – but have yet to see it. Apparently, there is a diamond-shaped box near the card number on some versions. I have only seen it referenced here and put it on my list, but I have nothing to add to the discussion beyond what I read. As for the Langston, yes, there are several that have either shifts in the position on front or breaks in the stat lines on back. However, while I have heard that there is a variation on the Langston card – likely something along these lines – I don’t know precisely what the variation is unfortunately.

        If anyone has a picture to share of the Mitchell variation with 99 home runs on the back I’d love to see it.

  7. Steve Young February 19, 2018 at 8:50 am #

    Has the 1990 UD Kevin Mitchell Variation ever been confirmed?

    • Dylan August 17, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

      Still hasn’t been, as far as I know

      • Steve young August 29, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

        Thank you !

  8. Jessica November 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    I have the Ben McDonald card with rookie in the front instead of Orioles. Is it worth anything with that error?

    • Dylan November 26, 2018 at 9:49 am #

      Unfortunately, that is the common, corrected version. Myself and several others on this site are interested in pics/info on one with a blank circle on front where that logo is. Thanks!

  9. Brant kangiser November 20, 2018 at 12:03 am #

    I have a 90’ # 41 Lou Whitaker and part of the hologram on back is missing. Does this constitute an error?? I’ll see if I can share a picture too

    • Dylan November 26, 2018 at 9:47 am #

      It is a print flaw in the foiling process. These are fairly common with early 90s UD cards.

  10. William Smith April 1, 2020 at 1:07 am #

    Here’s what I got:

    38 – Chili Davis – No upper deck 1990 logo upper right corner.

    61 – Mike Stanton – No team logo bottom left.

    623 – Pete Harnisch – No name on front.

    294 – Jim Eisenreich – No first name on front.

    139 – John Franco – No card number on back.

    572 – Ken Griffey Sr. – On back just # holo diamond and color picture…some light fuzzy red lines.

    • Dylan April 29, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

      Hi William, please send pics to: jacksoncoupage@yahoo.com. Until I can see what you’re describing, these sound a bit like the erased cards from that era of UD.

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