1990-91 Pro Set Hockey Errors & Variations: Ongoing Checklist

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(SP) Extremely scarce, very low print run.
(R) Rare, very early or very late print.
(U) Uncommon, tougher version to locate.
(RPD) Recurring print defect, usually quite scarce.
1a Brett Hull (Promo – light color/design changes, blue line at top right)
1aa Brett Hull (Promo – light color/design changes, no blue line at top right)(SP)
1b Ray Bourque (spelled ‘Borque’)
1c Ray Bourque (spelled ‘Bourque’)
1d Ray Bourque (spelled ‘Borqu’ due to excess black ink in name wedge)(RPD)
7a Gary Galley (spelled ‘Garry’)
7b Gary Galley (corrected)(U)
10a Andy Moog (black diagonal line from G on front)(U)
10b Andy Moog (corrected, line airbrushed away)
17a Dave Andreychuck (Arniel photo on back)
17b Dave Andreychuck (corrected)
18a Scott Arniel (Andreychuck photo on back)
18b Scott Arniel (Andreychuck photo on back, 6 in trade stripe partially obscured)(U)
18c Scott Arniel (corrected)
21a Phil Housley (No trade stripe) UNCONFIRMED
21b Phil Housley (Trade stripe)
36a Brian MacLellan (full green blotching over face)(R)
36b Brian MacLellan (partial green blotching over face)(R)
36c Brian MacLellan (face correctly printed)
39a Brad McCrimmon (#39 on front, Trade stripe)
39a Brad McCrimmon (#4 on front, Trade stripe)(U)
39c Brad McCrimmon (#39 on front, No trade stripe) UNCONFIRMED
40a Joe Mullen (No trade stripe)(U)
40b JoeMullen (Trade stripe)
42a Joe Nieuwendyk (Spelled Niewendyk on front)
42b Joe Nieuwendyk (corrected)
53a Steve Larmer (uni # and pos white)
53b Steve Larmer (black uni # and pos)
54a Dave Manson (Steve Konroyd pic on front)
54b Dave Manson (corrected)
55a Bob McGill (missing stats on back)(U)
55b Bob McGill (corrected)
57a Troy Murray (uni # and pos white)
57b Troy Murray (black uni # and pos)
59a Dennis Savard (no traded stripe) UNVERIFIED
59b Dennis Savard (traded stripe)
60a Al Secord (Alan on back)
60b Al Secord (Al on front and back)(U)
61a Duane Sutter (missing retired stripe)
61b Duane Sutter (missing stripe, red streak in bottom border)(R)
61c Duane Sutter (with retired stripe)
63a Doug Wilson (uni # and pos white)
63b Doug Wilson (black uni # and pos)
66a Shawn Burr (missing text on back)(SP)
66b Shawn Burr (corrected)
72a Glen Hanlon (missing portion of black ink in stats)(R)
72b Glen Hanlon (correctly printed stats)
85a Charlie Huddy (black line under uni number)(R)
85b Charlie Huddy (line removed)
118a Wayne Gretzky (small white ‘c’ under T in GRETZKY on front)(U)
118b Wayne Gretzky (large gap in stat line – looks like white square)(R)
118c Wayne Gretzky (obscured stats on back due to plate break)(RPD)
188d Wayne Gretzky (corrected)
120a Steve Kasper (comma between S and T in STEVE on front)(R)
120b Steve Kasper (corrected)
121a Mike Krushelnyski (No position or uni number on front)(SP)
121b Mike Krushelnyski (corrected)
124a Marty McSorley (clipped M in MARTY on front)(R)
124b Marty McSorley (corrected)
129a John Tonelli (spelled Tonnelli)
129b John Tonelli (corrected)
130a Brian Bellows (Dave Gagner pic on back)
130b Brian Bellows (correct pic on back)
131a Aaron Broten (small, clear Stanley Cup trophy on back)(SP)
131b Aaron Broten (small, obscured Stanley Cup trophy on back)(R)
131c Aaron Broten (partial Stanley Cup trophy on back) (U)
131d Aaron Broten (Stanley Cup trophy removed from back)
147a Chris Chelios (No trade stripe) UNCONFIRMED
147b Chris Chelios (Trade Stripe, tapered stat line under TOTALS on back)(U)
147c Chris Chelios (Trade Stripe, fixed stat line on back)
150a Brian Hayward (top of ‘TOTALS’ printed in black)(R)
150b Brian Hayward (‘TOTALS’ printed entirely in red)
158a Matthieu Schneider (clipped stat headings on back)(U)
158b Matthieu Schneider (fixed stat headings, black stripe through name on back)(R)
158c Matthieu Schneider (fix stat headings, stripe removed)
164a Sean Burke ( 1/2″ plate scratch between position and name)(U)
164b Sean Burke (1/4″ plate scratch)(U)
164c Sean Burke (corrected)
167a Slava Fetisov
167b Slava Fetisov
167c Slava Fetisov
169a Alexei Kasatonov (“rookie” in text – full quotes around word)(U)
169b Alexei Kasatonov (“rookie” in text – quote marks partially airbrushed)(U)
169c Alexei Kasatonov  (rookie in text – no quotes visible)
171a David Maley
171b David Maley
175a Peter Stastny
175b Peter Stastny
176a Patrik Sundstrom
176b Patrik Sundstrom
182a Pat Flatley (clipped Y in FLATLEY on back)
182b Pat Flatley (corrected)
198a Miroslav Horava
198b Miroslav Horava (U)
203a Brian Mullen (red line through 54 in stats)(U)
203b Brian Mullen (corrected)
205a Chris Nilan (no traded stripe) UNVERIFIED
205b Chris Nilan (traded stripe, 1/2″ red line over leg parallel to trade tripe)(R)
205c Chris Nilan (traded stripe, red line removed)
209a John Vanbiesbrouck (accent mark over U in name on front)(R)
209b John Vanbiesbrouck (corrected, mark airbrushed)
228a Phil Bourque (“bearded bourque” name mispelled on both sides)
228b Phil Bourque ERR & COR (corrected *last correction made in late series 1 run*)(R)
229a Rob Brown (plate scratch through RO in ROB on front)(U)
229b Rob Brown (corrected, fixed plate)
245a Marc Fortier (thin stat line at left, name mispelled)
245b Marc Fortier (stat line corrected, name mispelled)
245c Marc Fortier (stat line and name corrected)(U)
246a Paul Gillis (37 on front, nose bleed)(SP)
246b Paul Gillis (23 on front, blood airbrushed away)
256a Michel Petit
256b Michel Petit (U)
271a Gordie Roberts (clipped stat lines) (U)
271b Gordie Roberts (corrected)
275a Alan Bester
275b Alan Bester
276a Wendel Clark (‘WEND’ in name printed twice on front)(R)
276b Wendel Clark (corrected, printed once)
279a Tom Fergus (TH in text)(U)
279b Tom Fergis (THAT in text)
290a Gilles Thibaudeau (broken, jagged stat lines on back)(R)
290b Gilles Thibaudeau (corrected
301a Andrew McBain
301b Andrew McBain
320a Mike Ridley
320b Mike Ridley (U)
330a Dale Hawerchuck (no trade stripe) UNVERIFIED
330b Dale Hawerchuck (trade stripe)
335a Fred Olausson
335b Fred Olausson (U)
341a Luc Robitaille (back printed upside-down)(U)
341b Luc Robitaille
338a Mike Vernon (back printed upside-down)(U)
338b Mike Vernon
348a Jari Kurri (missing signed stripe)
348b Jari Kurri (signed with Milan stripe)(U)
350a Steve Duchesne (back printed upside-down)(U)
350b Steve Duchesne
355a Kirk McLean (large red blotch on back due to errant inking/plate break)(RPD)
355b Kirk McLean (corrected)
357a Ray Bourque (back printed upside-down)(U)
357b Ray Bourque
360a Brian Propp (back printed upside-down)(U)
360b Brian Propp
366a Pierre Turgeon (back printed upside-down)(U)
366b Piere Turgeon (back corrected, SABRES missing part of S on front)(R)
366c Pierre Turgeon (back corrected, SABRES corrected)
367a Ron Francis (“RANCIS” printed twice, below FRANCIS on front)(R)
367b Ron Francis (ghosted name repeated across bottom on card )(U)
367c Ron Francis (smudged FRANCIS on front)(U)
367d Ron Francis (corrected)
373a Leetch (back printed upside-down)(U)
373b Leetch
374a Tocchet (back printed upside-down)(U)
374b Tocchet
375a Sakic (back printed upside-down)(U)
375b Sakic
381a Messier/Hart Trophy (white/light gray borders – no silver foiling)(R)
381b Messier/Hart Trophy (corrected)
385a Ceglarski/Lester Patrick (missing number on back)
385b Ceglarski/Lester Patrick (blue K in PATRICK on front, number on back)(R)
385c Ceglarski/Lester Patrick (normal K, number on back)
392a Oilers / Campbell Trophy (most of 2nd L clipped off on front)(U)
392b Oilers /Campbell Trophy (corrected)
406a Kevin Markwart (black line above stats on back)(R)
406b Kevin Markwart (corrected)
438a Brad McCrimmon (double wedge on front)(R)
438b Brad McCrimmon (corrected)
470a Todd Ewen
470b Todd Ewen
510a Gordie Roberts
510b Gordie Roberts
532a Dave Ellett (two horizontal red lines through name on back )(U)
532b Dave Ellett (corrected)
533a Paul Fenton (r-symbol by name on front)
533b Paul Fenton (symbol removed)
541a Dave Reid (hand-done n in ‘in’ on back)(U)
541b Dave Reid (corrected, printed)
545a Kevan Guy (series one font on front)(R)
545b Kevan Guy (corrected series 2 font on front)
561a Doug Evans (wedge is 1/2 blue, 1/2 purple)
561b Doug Evans (corrected
573a Kings Facts
573b Kings Facts
597a Tim Sweeney (D on front)
597b Tim Sweeney (LW on front)
604a Sergei Fedorov (stat headings shifted to left)
604b Sergei Fedorov (corrected)
611a Rob Blake (double wedge on front)
611b Rob Blake (corrected)
624a Jeff Hackett (extra long stat lines on back, heading shifted to left)(R)
624b Jeff Hackett (stat headings aligned with stats – corrected)
632a Jaromir Jagr (stat headings shifted to right)
623b Jaromir Jagr (stat headings aligned with stats)
623c Jaromir Jagr (stat headings ??, red blotch on front due to errant inking/plate break)(RPD)
NNO White insert (obscured E in PRO SET on front)(R)
NNO White insert (corrected)
NNO Orange/White Insert
NNO Orange/White w/ Flames insert
NNO Stanley Cup Hologram (missing “stanley cup” lettering on front)(SP)
NNO Stanley Cup Hologram (with “stanley cup” lettering on front)(SP)

49 Responses to “1990-91 Pro Set Hockey Errors & Variations: Ongoing Checklist”

  1. Claude January 5, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    You are still missing a few varieties, one is card #87 Jari Kurri comes with and without the trade strip.

    • Dylan January 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

      Hi Claude,

      There are several commonly-known variations missing and there are several yet to be discovered and added later. This is why it’s titled “ongoing checklist.” Thanks!

  2. Shawn January 20, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Woo hoo!!! Welcome back Jackson. I love this list. I have a photo of the borqu and Gillis if you need it.

    • Dylan January 23, 2013 at 11:08 am #

      Thanks! I am 27 boxes deep into research here. With another 12 on the way. Adding new stuff to the list almost every day.

      • always on the hunt July 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

        i am about 21 boxes in and just got a fresh case today. (series one only) i am opening up the case now. 6 boxes in, i am only missing the hull #1 with no line in corner gillis and #131. im going to venture and say that this is an error case.

  3. Shawn January 23, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    I know I have a Mark Fortier and Teppo Numminen Red Blob cards somewhere. I just need to find them and send scans along.

    I am going to go to a few local shops tomorrow and pick up some more boxes.

  4. Shawn January 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Just pulled an upside down back of a bruins player. I will get the info too you. Also there are penguins players that have upside down backs as well. They are rarer than the all stars upside down backs. Thanks again for the updated list.

    • Dylan January 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

      That’s right, I do need to add the Penguins variations. Please feel free to post additional 1990-91 Pro Set variations that I should add to the list. Thanks.

  5. Shawn January 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm #


    The upside down Bruin is #2 Dave Christinsen. Also I have some green tint North Stars and a heavy silver bleed on #381 Mark Messier. I was wondering if I could use your list when I post these to Ebay? I will be adding photos of everything that I can find. Let me know if that is okay with you or if I have to modify information.


  6. Shawn January 30, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Here are the errors for 167 – 1990-91 Pro Set #167a Slava Fetisov RC Rookie Card Error VLACHESLAV on Front
    1990-91 Pro Set #167b Slava Fetisov RC Rookie Card Error VI.ACHELSAV on FRONT (airbrushed L to look like an I)
    1990-91 Pro Set #167c Slava Fetisov RC Rookie Card Corrected New Jersey Devils

  7. Shawn January 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Also found the following

    1990-91 Pro Set # 2B Randy Burridge Back/Dave Christian Front Boston Bruins
    1990-91 Pro Set # 2C Randy Burridge Boston Bruins Red Mark on Left Border
    1990-91 Pro Set # 9a Reggie Lemelin Boston Bruins Green Print Dot
    1990-91 Pro Set # 18c Scott Arniel Corrected Buffalo Sabres 6 Obscurred on Front

  8. Dave February 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    I have Jari Kurri #87 with the yellow stripe & double printed back

    Are these worth anything?

  9. John May 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I have some full uncut sheets of pro set football cards, but the backs are the backs of pro set hockey cards. Ever heard of, or seen that error/ variation? I can’t find anything online. Thanks.

  10. always on the hunt July 7, 2013 at 5:43 am #

    I just opened a box with some of the (u) variations as well as the (r) variations. plus i think I might have found a few more. can anyone advise?

  11. always on the hunt. November 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    anyone know where to find a gillis?

  12. Sam January 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    Hi.. I have a 1990 proset with John Vanbiesbrouck on the front & brett Hull on the back….Anybody heard of this one? Card # is 378 on the back. this is Bretts card #.

  13. Confuzion Melodicmizeryrecords March 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    i have a question, the small little hologram on the back of the card is that in the form of a stanley cup or is it just foil etched into the card? i got a case of these cards years ago and i just went through them recently and one of the card has a big holo foil stuck to the back of the card. i didnt know if this was considered a printing error called the stanley err or if this was just some random sticker that stuck and ripped to the card

    • alwaysonthehunt April 9, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

      They call it an error…its a printing defect.

  14. alwaysonthehunt June 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    I have a Paul Gillis bloody nose for sale.

  15. sapadwecpa July 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    You need to add # 541 with an incomplete n in ‘in’ on the rear. You list a hand-done n in ‘in’ on back and a corrected, printed.

  16. les risques de tomber enceinte August 11, 2014 at 4:42 am #

    After I originally commented I seem to have clicked
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  17. Jeff L January 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    Great list of the ProSet variations. This renewed my interest in obtaining the variations and completing my master set. A number of these variations I was not aware of. It’s been a number of years since I’ve looked at my set and updated my wants.
    I do have a few items to further enhance your listing:
    – 17 Andreychuk – a third version has a Traded to Jets stripe
    – 171 Maley – the 2 versions are position on back C and LW
    – 175 Stastney – the 2 versions are photo of Sundstrom and correct photo
    – 176 Sundstrom – the 2 versions are photo of Stastney and correct photo
    – 198 Horava – the 2 versions are ‘Miroslav’ and ‘Miloslav’
    – 256 Petit – the 2 versions are uniform # 24 and 21
    – 275 Bester – the 2 versions are Alan and Allan
    – 301 McBain – the 2 versions are incorrect and correct back photo (correct phoo has player with stick)
    – 320 Ridley – the 2 versions are in the back text ‘point.s’ and ‘points.’
    – 335 Olaussion – the 2 versions are Fred and Fredrik
    – 369 Corson – the 2 versions are Shane and Shayne
    – 387 Presidents Trophy – 2 versions are black and silver text on back bottom area
    – 470 Ewen – the 2 versions are back photo of Desjardins and correct photo
    – 573 Kings Facts – the 2 versions are with and without the registrated trade mark symbol beside Kings on the front

  18. Chris Litsair February 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm #

    I just bought a few cases of the series 1 and 2 I opened about 6 boxes so far, and I have found so many different errors not listed. I have a few that were not cut right or printed properly, The one is half way cut off with bunch of white to the right. I have pulled bunch that are listed too.

  19. Chris Litsair February 22, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

    I dont know if my last comment went through but I bought a bunch of cases and found some cards that were never cut right, and tons more errors that aren’t listed yet. I have a ton of packs to still open.

  20. davd lee October 31, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    what are the chances of getting the stanley cup hologram?

  21. davd lee October 31, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    What are the odds of landing a Stanley Cup Hologram in Series I or Series II?

  22. corey November 22, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    I have a 1990/1991 pro-set all star card with Jeremy Roenick on the front and Adam Oates on the back while playing for St. Louis. Anyone know of this error card?

  23. Kim Cefa December 6, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    Do anyone have a picture of the Brett Hull 1aa without the blue line in the right corner.
    I have collected Hull for 20 years and have never ever seen a promo card without the blue line. Does it really exist?

  24. Kim Cefa December 20, 2015 at 5:07 am #

    Does anyone have proof (image) that the Brett Hull Promo card exists with NO blue line at the top right?
    Have been collecting Brett Hull for över 20 years and have never seen this card without the blue line.

    (RPD) Recurring print defect, usually quite scarce.
    1a Brett Hull (Promo – light color/design changes, blue line at top right)
    1aa Brett Hull (Promo – light color/design changes, no blue line at top right)

  25. Glenn January 18, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

    Any ideas, a Brett Hall goal leader card when I bought a box of 1990 pro set, at a flee market.it has a obvious print error were the card isn’t cented and the pro in proset is cut in half and there’s a white line at the bottom were u can tell that’s were the card should of been cut, but wasn’t , Any ideas on what I’m explaining , post back pls thx

    • Dylan February 25, 2016 at 10:24 am #

      Very common miscut card. Always interesting but little additional value, usually.

  26. Lizzy July 20, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

    I have quite a few of these cards listed where can I unload them I love hockey but I am getting rid of things I don’t need be more as they just sit in the box they came in and what good are they when not displayed and I won’t let any one touch them. They are in perfect mint condition .any info or offers appreciated.

  27. Dave May 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

    Their is a Shayne Corson All Star Game where it is spelled Shane instead. Man this set was bad with misprints

  28. gwtusaary June 29, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    I noticed you have 385b Ceglarski/Lester Patrick listed with a blue K in PATRICK on front, number on back(R). I also have one with a blue K and NO number.


    • Darren Williams October 31, 2017 at 7:50 am #

      164c Sean Burke – Front of the card there’s a small O’ beside the Jersey Number, has anyone else seen this error?

  29. gwtusa October 28, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    You have the 1990 Pro Set Hockey card 385b Ceglarski/Lester Patrick (blue K in PATRICK on front, number on back) listed, I also have the blue K in PATRICK without the number on back

    • Dylan November 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

      You’re correct, my mistake!

      • gwtusa November 18, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

        Dylan. The ‘Blue K’ variation exists with and without the number on back. I have both variations

  30. Thad Henry December 29, 2017 at 8:04 am #

    First off love the list!! I see that a lot of people are updating you with posts, are you going to be updating the entire list with these? Also, some don’t have what was wrong, would like to know. Lastly, I have 2 to add as well. The Mario Lemieux #236 has an upside down back version as well as the regular, I have 91 regulars and only 5 upside downs right now. The other is Mario Lemieux #362 All-Star, there is a white dash beside his name on the back. Those I have 85 regular and 7 dashed ones. If you want scans just reply and let me know where to send them!!

  31. carl June 5, 2018 at 5:46 am #

    Hi, who’s got pics of # 39 Maclellan green blotch and # 611 Blake double edge. See what’s look like. thanks

  32. Tim August 3, 2018 at 7:11 pm #

    Recently came across a handful of these cards. And noticed five cards that are not on the list; all of which that have different jersey numbers listed on the front than the players sweater.
    #465a Neil Wilkinson (jersey listed as 5)
    #485a Wayne McBean (jersey listed as 6)
    #495a David Shaw (jersey listed as 27)
    #530a Aaron Broten (jersey listed as 21)
    #560a Gord Donnelly (jersey listed as 34)

    Hope this helps and adds to the list.

    • Dylan August 17, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

      I believe these are uncorrected errors, no? If not, I’d love to see pics of the corrections. Thanks!

  33. Rick February 2, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    I have 3 Adam Oates #219 with Jeremy Roenick on front of the card.

    • Dylan February 5, 2019 at 7:00 am #

      These are wrongback cards and fairly common for 1990 pro set issues.

  34. James D McVay August 20, 2019 at 8:21 pm #

    Your missing the Mike Modano #142 with the Pro Set and North Star symbol city off and a red stripe across the bottom.

    • Dylan December 9, 2019 at 5:43 pm #

      No, I am not. This is a miscut card and does not meet the requirements for inclusion in a master set. Every card produced to can be found ion a huge variety of miscuts and production/printing flaws, far too many for anyone to own every one of.

  35. gwtusa January 10, 2023 at 11:26 am #

    On the 1990-91 Pro Set Hockey Errors & Variation List you have the “385b Ceglarski/Lester Patrick (blue K in PATRICK on front, number on back)(R)”. I have a 385 Lester Patrick card with the Blue K on front with NO number on back.

  36. Lynn March 2, 2023 at 9:32 am #

    Are the error cards worth anything? I have a 1990 Pro Set and Ray Bourque is spelled wrong.

    • Dylan March 2, 2023 at 11:52 am #

      See completed ebay listings to find out.

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