Pricing Questions/Error Values

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52 Responses to “Pricing Questions/Error Values”

  1. Jack W. February 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Hi : I have the Wayne Gretzky 2000th. Point card from 1990 / 91 ProSet.
    I believe this to be probably the only card out there. It has a wrong back on it. It has Roger Johansson of the Calgary Flames on the back. I know the guy who opened the pack of cards it came out of in Niagara Falls , Ontario. I purchased it from him for a nominal fee.
    Could you tell me if you have heard of another ?
    Thanks

    jaroadshow in London , Ont.

  2. Kirk Fidler February 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    How rare are wrong backs, i have a 1988 score baseball card with Gwyn on the front and Santiago stats on the back and i also have its reversed twin, Santiago on the front and Toni Gwyn on the back

  3. Mike B April 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Saw that you sold an 82 Fleet Jackson no logo. Was wondering how much you got for it? I have one also and have one of the partial t as well. They were written up in SCD but they decided not to be included in the Standard Catalog.

  4. stephane paul daoust September 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    send me you email i send you picture of topps 1988 orange and light orange color ,and 1982 o pee chee 347 bruce sutter color missing in name and 343 dave parker color in name than you

  5. Mike November 15, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Hey. I came across a 1998 Mystery Finest card with a complete black front. It’s a Jose Cruz jr. Card. Have you ever came across something like this?

    • Dylan November 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

      All of them come out of packs with the black “skin.” It can be peeled off to reveal the mystery player.

  6. always on the hunt. December 2, 2013 at 6:29 am #

    wrong backs are dumpster divers gold or printing scrap and are not typically inserted into packs. theyre for people who are so desperate for an “error” they think its made of gold. they are not recognized as a valid error any where not even on here. mose are a one shot deal, so not all of us can have them. so what about the 1/1 andrew luck auto jersey? it was created with purpose. the ones from pro set were just lud trying to fill packs.

  7. Willie March 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    I have 1988 Topps #100 Jack Clark. The cardinal is yellow instead of red, the t shirt is yellow green and not red color.

    • Dylan April 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

      I’d love to see a scan. Thanks!

      • monarch2013 March 13, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

        Did you ever get to see this scan? I’d be curious to know.

        Mark

  8. maureen prunuske April 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    I have a 1991 topps storm davis card #22 that is blank on the back….worth anything

    • Dylan April 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

      It’s possible. 1991 Topps blank backs are somewhat tough to find and were occasionally found in packs, not just backdoored. What version of the card is it? Is there a small R-symbol above the Topps logo?

    • Scott Tompkins April 11, 2018 at 7:51 am #

      I have a 1991 Topps #22 Storm Davis blank back as well. In addition I also have 1991 Topps #311 Jeff Pico and #754 Bill Pecota both with blanks backs. If you are able or have found any info, would appreciate if you would post it. Thanks Stompin68

  9. Tom April 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    I have a the complete set of Topps baseballs cards for 1988 through 1990. Every card has no picture on the front – back is normal. Any idea what the value of these sets are?

    • Dylan April 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

      Hi, while those sets are not worthless, they are some of the most commonly found blank fronts from the junk wax era. Several complete sets have been sold over the years on ebay.

  10. Sean May 7, 2015 at 8:06 am #

    Hi. I have a complete set of 1992 Topps Terminator 2/T2 sticker cards. I have noticed a variation on #7 where the Topps logo is orange/yellow with a shiny effect added, and the card title ‘MEN VS. MACHINES’ has a missing ‘smudged’ area through the middle as though an eraser had been used. I’ve looked everywhere (inc. ebay) for info on this variation but can find nothing. Can anybody help. Thanks from Sean in England!

  11. Pascal May 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    I have a 1990 Mario Lemieux Pro Set and there is like a circle and a number “1” right next where its written “year” in the top right corner. See ever seen this?

  12. always on the hunt February 2, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    Does anyone know anything about the “blackless” Jordan from 90-91 hoops? I guess Benny the bull is just red and white instead of red white and black.

    • Dylan February 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      Several of these have popped up for sale over the last 10+ years. Not common by any means but they do come up. There are also partial blackless Benny The Bull versions where the card is correctly inked except for the logo, which is a faint gray, almost transparent tone.

    • monarch2013 August 18, 2020 at 9:52 am #

      I have heard about this card but have seen one. If you come across one, please share a picture on this site.

  13. Wayne draper February 26, 2016 at 2:31 am #

    Hi does anyone know if the 1991 NFL Pro Set redemption cards, all I can find is that they are mentioned on the backs of the 2 pro set gazette inserts, I have also contacted Beckett, Burbank Sports Cards and made posts on other card websites but all to no avail, any help would be great

  14. Wayne Draper March 18, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    Can anyone help me regarding 1991 NFL Pro Set, has anyone ever seen the All-Star redemption cards mentioned on the back of the 2 Pro Set Gazette inserts, supposedly limited to 25 cards (not sure if total or for each player), called Beckett and Burbank Cards but neither of them have heard of them so any help would be great

  15. So*CAL July 6, 2016 at 1:48 am #

    Iconic Griffey Jr. 89 Upper Deck-
    On the reverse side in black & white is Bob Welch…
    Your comment below referring to “dumpster divers gold”, would this in fact fit in to that equation? Being it is such an important/prolific card of that era?
    I’ve personally never seen this variation elsewhere ever!
    I’ve seen blank back Griffeys, double printed Griffeys, ect. but never with a front sided photograph in b&w Bob Welch, on the reverse side of the brilliantly vivid 89 Griffey Jr.

  16. gregmo32 August 21, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    Has anyone ever seen any 1978 Topps Football partial blackless cards? I have a League Leader card with Walter Payton and (maybe) Mark van Eegan that has no black ink on the lettering portion of the card and is, thus, a NNOF type of error. I have never seen another like it. Other than the names, the card appears to be complete.

  17. Floyd J. Preston August 19, 2017 at 9:23 am #

    I have the following cards out of the Pro Set 1991 Series #1. #95 Luc Robitaille with Kevin Stevens on front, #101 Wayne Gretzky with Luc Robitaille on front, #111 Jon Casey with Brian Skruland on front, # 128 Dennis Savard with Petr Nedved on front.and #213 Vicent Riendeau with Steve Larmer on front. Is anybody interested. My e-mail is as follows
    fjpreston2092@gmail.com

  18. timothy mccue March 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    hey i have i believe i have the #778 yellow keith comstock if anyone is interestedemail me at tmfm777@gmail.com thanks

  19. Melissa May 5, 2018 at 8:36 am #

    I recently found a darrin fletcher card # 9 while all looks normal on the bak where all topps or donruss cards have a letter and a * this card has niether. Any ideas if its worth anything? Also have a donruss 90 jerry reuss # 528 in purple and in blue and a couple other copies of good an ink varied copies of different players an different ways they are errored.. Not sure if they are worth anything. Also trying to find out about my upper deck 1990 an 1991 cards couple have wrong dates an wrong silver plates for there year. Is that worth anything?

  20. Cardsrus December 11, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    I just found a 1990 donruss cal ripken jr error that I have never heard about..on the front of the card where the baseball is at there is red that has bled through the lower section of the ball…and on the top of the baseball just outside the black circle that borders the ball there is yellow..i want to take a picture of it and show y’all but I can’t seem to find that option…also on the back is “recent major League performance” instead of “all-star”..that part of the error I have frequently seen..but never the front error around the baseball…any thoughts about it?

    • Timothy Mccue December 25, 2018 at 6:30 am #

      howdy folks in regards to the keith comstock yellow name error yep i got one if anyone wants to take a peak email me n i be sure to show it off

  21. GORDON SMITH May 14, 2020 at 1:04 pm #

    I love how you find rare error cards and showing me examples of them.

  22. Ryan Burke June 15, 2020 at 7:29 pm #

    The 1992 Pro Set #24A Nick Lowery Kansas City Chiefs Error (wrong jersey # on back). Beckett lists a corrected Version. Have you seen a corrected version?
    Thanks
    -Ryan

    • Dylan June 28, 2020 at 5:25 pm #

      There is a photoshopped corrected version on tradingcarddb.com – among many other unconfirmed/nonexistent variations.

  23. Steven Canzonetta July 31, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

    I have a 1990 Topps #336 Ken Griffey Jr card with a green scab. I haven’t seen another one while researching it. I was wondering if you had any information on it

    • Dylan July 31, 2020 at 4:38 pm #

      Yes I have seen each color excess printing for them: greenish, yellowish, darker red. All are print varieties due to ink levels.

      • Steven Canzonetta July 31, 2020 at 8:03 pm #

        Any idea what the value is? The range I’m seeing is crazy.

      • Dylan July 31, 2020 at 9:42 pm #

        The range is completely false. 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. 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.

    • Dylan August 18, 2020 at 7:42 am #

      The range is completely false. 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. 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.

      • monarch2013 August 18, 2020 at 9:45 am #

        Couldn’t agree more. This is as bad as the 1987 Topps Barry Bonds number 326 where it’s on every card. Sad really…

  24. Stan Boyce September 26, 2020 at 3:34 pm #

    I found a Score 1990 561 Ryne Sandberg with no position. I know the 3B should be 2B, but did not have any idea if this was a reprint, with a blank position. Is this an error card?

    • Dylan September 26, 2020 at 5:23 pm #

      As stated in the Beckett and SCD guides, the correct version has no position on front (since it is a subset card) while the 3B is an error for being there at all as well as because it isn’t his position.

  25. Dominique Cage November 26, 2020 at 8:48 pm #

    In my Fleer90 Ken Griffey, jr Marlins baseball card the blue on the uniform is a purple color. There is also a small o in the upper right corner past his name inside the yellow banner. In the bottom right corner below the picture a light grayish marking can be seen. At first I thought this was an unfortunate dirt mark, however, I then noticed the same grayish corner at the bottom right of my Fleer90 Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers card.

    • Dylan November 27, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

      Simple printing flaws. Not a huge premium and typically not considered part of the master set. Every card in the set can be found with similar production issues.

  26. Christian December 6, 2020 at 8:56 am #

    Why are some of the articles password protected now?

    • Dylan December 6, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

      Most of the content was compiled by own research, through great cost to me over the last ten years. I am currently looking at new ways to offer it. Most likely via a subscription service in the future.

  27. Eli March 3, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

    Hi I have a topps 1988 #692. On the back it says Mike Birkbeck on the front it says terry francona with a Cincinnati uniform have you seen anything like this?

    • Dylan March 13, 2021 at 5:37 pm #

      Practically worthless, sorry. Maybe a $1 starting bid to the right customer. Tons of this printers scrap out there.

  28. Justin Earhart March 5, 2021 at 1:02 am #

    im the have some real 💎! my dad had a card shop from 1989-1993 and he was the best i just for first time busted out his sets and i mean HOLE SETS rookies coming my ass need cash to get the bulk of tgem psa check because these are in such perfect shape it is hard to believe

    • Dylan March 13, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

      This is maybe the greatest comment on this site. Ever.

  29. Rick April 2, 2021 at 12:56 pm #

    How do i go about getting a password to see your Pro Set Hockey error checklist?

    • Dylan June 7, 2021 at 6:38 pm #

      Unfortunately, these lists aren’t available at this time. They have done more harm than good in this new iteration of the “hobby.”

      • monarch2013 June 7, 2021 at 7:13 pm #

        Really? How have they done harm? We all subscribed years ago because you provided these lists to help us out. The card explosion has not twisted your listings in any way. As you have stated before, you were trying to find a way to charge people to see the lists. I feel that is why they are password protected.

      • Dylan June 7, 2021 at 10:53 pm #

        These lists were provided as a starting point (“ongoing checklist”) with the goal of compiling as close to complete listinas as possible for the sets covered. This has not been realized, unfortunately. This blog gets little contribution in this area and a lot of “how much is this worth” engagement, especially over the last year. I have no interest in doing valuation and pricing research for the new flipper/investor class currently infecting this corner of the hobby. The content of these lists had absolutely contributed to a seemingly unending glut of listings from sellers who have no interest in errors and variations.

        The info supplied by me is from my own work and research. This work has existed on this site for nearly a decade at no charge. Not to mention the tremendous amount of info I have provided on various hobby forums (still available) over that same time period. I remain open to other collectors who have lists and sets they are working on and who reach out to me for that info. If this isn’t enough, time or effort, I recommend that you or anyone else who feels entitled to my work, start compiling their own lists.

        Anyone who has read the “about” section of this site knows that one of the avenues I am considering is a subscription service, this is no secret. However, it is unlikely as even that would require more money, time and work on my part and from here out, any additional content will be created out of a natural desire to do so, not to answer to the expectations of readers.

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