1990 Pro Set Jim Morrissey #754 – Does It Exist?

25 May

An interesting find in the March 1991 issues of Beckett Football Card Magazine. In their first listing for the 1990 Pro Set Final Update set, they show card #754 as Jim Morrissey. As many already know, that card belongs to Steve Tasker (which can also be found in two variations) of the Buffalo Bills. Interestingly, the card of Chicago Bears player fits correctly in Pro Set’s 1990 team order, right between a Buffalo Bills player (James Lofton #753) and a Cleveland Browns “player” (Jim Shofner CO #755). Since Beckett and other hobby publications received preliminary checklist info from the companies, it is safe to assume that they had originally planned on Morrissey’s inclusion.

Was this card produced? Has anyone seen a copy? What happened to cause the switch out to Tasker? My guess? It’s out there. Someone has an unfinished, blank back type of proof for this card. If anyone has any info or photos to add to this mystery, please reply in the comments.


6 Responses to “1990 Pro Set Jim Morrissey #754 – Does It Exist?”

  1. wayne draper May 29, 2020 at 6:17 am #

    You would think it would have to exist if they have it priced as I thought prices were sent in from dealer sales (correct me if I’m wrong)

    Sent from Outlook Mobile


    • Dylan May 29, 2020 at 10:13 am #

      That was Beckett’s line back then whenever readers complained about prices they experienced vs. Beckett’s numbers. Also worth noting that Steve Walsh’s card in the Final Update set is out of sequence and may also have been a very early checklist substitution.

  2. DJ June 26, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

    Great catch!! I’ve opened a humiliating amount of those 1990 Final Update packs and I’m 100% sure I’ve never seen that card. I’m in Chicagoland, Bears fan, Morrissey was a halfway decent player – definitely would’ve noticed. Will keep an eye out though!

  3. monarch2013 August 23, 2020 at 7:24 pm #

    Poor guy didn’t get a rookie card until 1991, to which none of the 1991 cards even say “rookie” on them.

  4. David J Revak February 19, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

    I may have that card I have 12 different fronts and bks like coach robinson on bk and Bernie kosar on front than a cupl that are bk on bks but all different players Mike cofer front and gary Zimmerman bk.anyone hear of these?

    • Dylan February 24, 2021 at 8:38 am #

      These are very common printer’s waste cards. I’ve already noted in my lists that since they are scrap removed from printing facilities with a large number of player combinations available, I do not consider them part of a master set or error/variation items worth listing.

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