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UPDATED: 1990 Pro Set Error & Variation Master List

18 Dec

More than 50 new additions have been made to the . I will continue to add more as time permits. I know there are many more that have shown up over the last two years that need to be added.

If you have any additions that you feel should be added, please post them in the comments section here or in the original 1990 Pro Set Errors & Variations Master Set Checklist blog.

The following items will not be added to the Master Checklist:

-The printer’s scrap cards that have flooded eBay the last few months. This includes the blacked-out cards, smeared, miscut fronts/wrongbacks, errant color tone, smudged, etc. These cards are printer’s waste and were NOT pack-issued or meant for distribution. They were cut from sheets pulled from garbage bins. While really fun to look at and collect, they should not be considered essential to a master set.

Wrong front/back cards. Again, these are really cool but are seldom found pack-issued and were usually cut from sheets found in the trash, making their way into the market illegally.

Miscuts.

Draft Day blank back/front proofs. Great, recent discovery variant proofs for Jeff George and Keith McCants draft day subset but not pack-issued or legally distributed.

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1990 Pro Set Playbook Points Instant Winner 1:10 Cases!

8 Nov

I recently completed sorting through my 5000ct box of 1990 Pro Set series one inserts: those folded booklets that come with two scratch-off areas, one for “points” redeemable through the Gazette and one for the chance to instantly win one of several prizes ranging from a trip to the Pro Bowl to a Collector’s Game Program.

While hunting and successfully discovering several variations, I also stumbled upon an actual, unscratched “5th Prize” instant winner. Holding up each copy from the monster box to a desk lamp, I was able to see what was printed beneath the silver scratch-off ink. An amazing feat, considering the stated odds for this prize was 1:7200 packs! With a stated print run of 10,000 “5th Prize” instant winner cards, that places production equal to the pack-issued Lombardi holograms! And when you consider how many were mailed in (maybe few, maybe most) and how often these find their way into the trash, this becomes one of the rarest items among the 1990 Pro Set issue.

 

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Some spectacular recent finds in 1990 Pro Set variations

19 May

To say April 2011 was a good stretch for me, Pro Set-wise, would be an understatement.

I recently purchased a 5 box lot of 1990 series 1 on ebay. Found 2 Fred Marion errors. This was especially significant to me because I had previously never pulled a copy myself, not to mention, they were both pretty decent looking copies. And though the rest of the boxes yielded corrections and the more common varieties of each variation-affected player, a second glance at the backs of my Fred Marion corrections, revealed a new variety, which starts off this blog entry:

1990 Pro Set Fred Marion with P. over bio data

Not quite sure what is going on with this card but it looks like a handwritten P. except that it is definitely printed on the card. Similar to the 1978 Topps Bump Wills with black circle, in person, it looks like a proofer took a marker or sharpie to a plate or a negative and made a note in the form of ‘P.’ A search through nearly a hundred other copies did not produce another!


Another recent discovery, also revealed to me through my recent box breaks, was a new variation on Roger Craig’s card #287. Roger’s card has seen a few different printing varieties on it’s reverse but this was new to me:

1990 Pro Set Roger Craig with “Blood” on pants

While examining the Craig cards from my break, I noticed that they all had a slanted top stat line on back, so I dug into my inventory of Pro Set commons and pulled out all my Craigs. Immediately I caught a copy that had what appeared to be blood stains on his leg on front, very likely that they are printing flaws, but since they so strongly resemble that, and how appropriate that is considering the sport, I decided the moniker fits best. A search through the remaining (almost a hundred) copies turned up four more.

And last but certainly not least, a huge discovery for me and for 1990 Pro Set, here is a new addition to the ever-growing family of Dexter Manley variations:

1990 Pro Set Dexter Manley with “No Bio” on back

This exciting variety had been whispered of first back in 2005-ish. Like many other Pro Set collectors out there, I have bought my fair share of sealed final update sets in hopes of the elusive “substance abuse” variety, failing to find one every single time. Even the less-rare “backwards t” version has only crossed my path a handful of times. But a recent trip to Hoopla sportscards in Beaverton, OR yielded this:

I usually visit this shop every couple of weeks and scoop up their junk boxes, typical late 80s to early 90s stuff and a great source of the bulk of my 1990 Pro Set inventory, not to mention, a slew of unmarked promos and other oddball goodies. On this trip, they had several 800ct boxes for $1 each, some including a bunch of 1990 Pro Set commons, a stack of mixed 3200ct and 5000ct boxes at $5 a piece – I grabbed them all. Interestingly enough, Dexter was just one of three final update subjects (Fred Washington and Brad Baxter were the others) among mostly series one and two commons found in this lot. The funny thing too, is that I didn’t even notice the bio area immediately, hoping for a long shot chance at a “substance abuse” variation. I reviewed the card over and over and finally decided to add it into my PSA submission, unfortunately, they do not recognize the variety on the label but still graded it an NM-MT 8. Not bad, really!

One other interesting note: Like the John Fourcade stats variation, if you squint hard enough, it almost looks as if the presses did go down over the bio area and faintly printed the info in a yellowish color. It really is tough to see, so until a better description pops up, “No Bio” works for me.

As usual, it’s safe to say that this is not the end of new Pro Set variation discoveries, but it was a great month full of cool finds allover, from this to the recent sales of the scarce Jeff George Gold promos on ebay, to the flood of interest in the 1990 set that  I’ve been picking up on across message boards. Great to see so much happening with such a complex and fun set!

Quick Look: 1990 Pro Set #39 Cornelius Bennett – 3 Varieties

26 Dec

Another recent find, this variation is similar to the Rod Woodson and Wes Hopkins variations found in series 2. At first thought to be available in just red or black stat headings on back, it’s become apparent that three different types exist for card number 39. Here’s a comparison close-up of each type: black stat headings, red and black stat headings and just red stat headings:

Quick Look: 1990 Pro Set San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl Variations

26 Dec

Here’s a peek at a recently discovered variety in the 1990 Pro Set Series 1 Pro Bowl subset. It appears that all three San Diego Chargers players (Anthony Miller, Leslie O’Neal and Lee Williams) were produced with thier team logo in either black ink or blue ink. At this time, the solid black variety appears to be the tougher version.

New 1990 Pro Set variation: #135 Rohn Stark

17 Sep

Finding a new variation in the 1990 set is not generally big news, as tons of minor varieties pop up every day, such as hairlines in text, broken stat lines etc. New varieties featuring types of changes not previously seen before, are another thing.

Take a look at a recent find, unearthed while sorting over 30,000 1990 Pro Set commons. Card number 135, Rohn Stark, Punter for the Indianapolis Colts:

Notice how Rohn’s right foot lines up with the K in STARK on the first example and on the second, his foot lines up between the A and R in STARK. It appears as though Ron’s name was shifted to the left and eventually centered to fit the set’s format.

Out of 43 copies, just 3 had the first type with his name shifted to the left. Is it rare? Not sure, because, as with 1990 Pro Set, a collector out there could have 40 copies of the left-shifted name and 3 of the centered-name type.

Why is this a noteworthy find?

This marks the first of this type of error. As far as I know, there are no previously documented variations that involve the placement of the player’s name in the team-color bar, which opens the door to the possibility that there are others out there. Thus creating a new variety type to be on the lookout for.

I’d be interested in hearing  of any other cards affected by this type of variation.

“Complete” 1990 Pro Set error , variation and oddity list.

7 Jan

Although there are a bunch of 1990 Pro Set error and variation lists floating around out there, I have found that most are missing a large bit of info (mostly recent discoveries) or as is the usual case, they have incorrect info (i.e. Walter Stanley with #87 on back). I also feel that the popular unconfirmed varieties that may exist are worth noting as well.

So, getting started, I have added the following key:

**** = Very scarce variation and/or promo that is hardly offered for sale.

*** = Scarce variation and/or promo that rarely pop up for sale, usually an early correction or very short-run variety.

** = Scarce variation and/or promo that are rarer than the ‘common’ variations and pop up for sale only occasionally.

* = Slightly tougher to find than a common card, the Johnny Holland NNOB is a good example of this.

No star = Can be found with little searching, usually offered for sale on ebay by a number of sellers at any given time.

Enjoy!

#1a Barry Sanders (pack-issued, shows Barry holding trophy on back, LIONS spelled out on back)

#1b Barry Sanders Hawaii PROMOnot a pack-issued variation (Shows headshot of Barry, Lions helmet logo on back) ***

#2a Joe Montana POY 3521 ERR (back reads “Kelly-3,521 yards”)

#2b Joe Montana POY 3130 COR (back corrected to “Kelly: 3,130 yards”)

#5a Keith Millard LL (pink mark in name on front) *

#5b Keith Millard LL (pink mark removed/airbrushed)

#7a Ottis Anderson LL (Missing name, position, copyright info and card number on back) ****

#7b Ottis Anderson LL (printing correctly)

#9a Christian Okoye LL (2 black lines through name on front) **

#9b Christian Okoye LL (2 black lines partially removed from front) **

#9c Christian Okoye LL (2 black lines removed entirely from front)

#10a Thurman Thomas LL (thin stat lines on back) **

#10b Thurman Thomas LL (normal stat lines)

#11a Mike Cofer LL (black line through red team stripe and text on back) **

#11b Mike Cofer LL (black line removed)

#12a Dalton Hilliard LL (clipped names at left)

#12b Dalton Hilliard LL (full names at left) *UNVERIFIED*

#14a Rich Camarillo LL period (beneath “Baugh” in text) **

#14b Rich Camarillo LL (period removed, 4 in 45.1 partially whited out) **

#14c Rich Camarillo LL (corrected)

#15a Walter Stanley ERR (#8 on back) *

#15b Walter Stanley COR (#86 on back NOTE: No #87 version exists despite what Beckett says)

#15c Walter Stanley COR (#86 on back, large blob over Packers player’s facemask) ***

#17a Felix Wright LL (Clipped stat line on back) *

#17b Felix Wright LL (corrected)

#18a Chris Doleman ERR (error back, wrong stats, “Townsent”)

#18b Chris Doleman COR (back corrected to 104.5 sacks for Taylor; “Townsent” corrected to “Townsend”)

#19a Andre Ware RC w/o stripe (black line over face) ***

#19b Andre Ware RC w/o stripe (black line removed from face)

#19c Andre Ware RC w/stripe (draft stripe on front, no black line over face)

#20a Mo Elewonibi (no stripe)

#20b Mo Elewonibi (draft stripe on front)

#21a Percy Snow (no stripe)

#21aa Percy Snow (no stripe, red and black names on back) **

#21b Percy Snow (draft stripe on front)

#21bb Percy Snow (draft stripe, red and black names on back) ***

#22a Anthony Thompson RC (no stripe)

#22b Anthony Thompson RC (draft stripe on front)

#23a Buck Buchanan (with white mark over U on front)

#23b Buck Buchanan (with white mark removed)

#24a Bob Griese (with period after “career” above r on back) **

#24b Bob Griese (corrected)

#25a Franco Harris ERR wrong birthdate

#25b Franco Harris COR corrected birthdate 3/7/50

#27a Jack Lambert ERR wrong birthdate

#27b Jack Lambert COR corrected birthdate 7/8/52

#29a Bob St. Clair (with black symbol under text on back) **

#29b Bob St. Clair (with black symbol partially airbrushed away) *

#29c Bob St. Clair (with black symbol completely removed)

#30a Aundray Bruce (gap in line under stat totals)

#30b Aundray Bruce (solid black line under stat totals)

#34a Bill Fralic (different, smaller font for FALCONS on front)

#34b Bill Fralic (corrected, larger FALCONS on front) *UNVERIFIED*

#37a John Settle (with red line below black line under AVG and TD stats) **

#37b John Settle (with red line behind black line under AVG and TD stats)

#37c John Settle (without a red line under AVG and TD stats – UNVERIFIED)

#39a Cornelius Bennett (with black stat headings on back) ***

#38a Jerry Glanville blue slash through 33 career wins in stats **

#38b Jerry Glanville blue slash removed

#39b Cornelius Bennett (with black and red stat headings on back) ***

#39b Cornelius Bennett (with red stat headings on back)

#40a Jim Kelly (ball touching Pro Set logo on front, red line (plate break) through BILLS logo on back ) **

#40b Jim Kelly (ball touching Pro Set logo on front, solid BILLS logo on back)

#40c Jim Kelly (1-2mm space between ball and Pro Set logo on front)

#43a Nate Odomes (elongated T in NATE on front) **

#43b Nate Odomes (corrected)

#49a Neal Anderson (red squiggle in upepr-left of photo on front) **

#49b Neal Anderson (squiggle removed)

#50a Kevin Butler ( ic in Chicago 86 stats is whited-out) **

#50b Kevin Butler (correctly printed)

#57a Mike Singletary (faint, 1″ diagonal red line between photo and stat area on back) **

#57b Mike Singletary (line removed from back)

#58a Keith Van Horne (blue proofing lines through bio on back) **

#58b Keith Van Horne (corrected)

#59a Mike Ditka LARGE FONT for “Hall Of Fame” on front. ***

#59b Mike Ditka SMALL FONT for “Hall Of Fame” on front.

#60a Lewis Billups (Missing portion of 5th and 6th lines of text on back) ***

#60b Lewis Billups (Red blotches over TCKL totals and stat line between TCKL and SACKS colums) **

#60c Lewis Billups (Correctly printed)

#63a Rickey Dixon RC ERR (no bio notes under photo) *

#63b Rickey Dixon RC COR (with bio notes)

#68a Sam Wyche CO ERR (no bio notes under photo) *

#68b Sam Wyche CO COR (with bio notes)

#75a Ozzie Newsome ERR (Little Rock)

#75b Ozzie Newsome COR (corrected hometown: Muscle Shoals, AL)

#75c Cody Risien SP (NOTE: Found in late series 1 packs) **

#78a Troy Aikman (horizontal red line above stat headings on back) ***

#78b Troy Aikman (red line removed from back, white streak through ‘j’ in ‘injured’ on back) **

#78c Troy Aikman (red line removed from back, white streak removed, complete ‘j’)

#80a Jim Jeffcoat (name printed high – nearly touching photo – on front) *

#80b Jim Jeffcoat (name centered on front)

#84a Ken Norton (large portion at bottom of text whited-out) ***

#84b Ken Norton (smaller portion at bottom of text whited-out) ***

#84c Ken Norton (corrected)

#89a Simon Fletcher (large, looping print mark on front – possibly from a hair on the plate) **

#89b Simon Fletcher (mark(s) removed, fixed plate)

#90a Ron Holmes (Bold font name on front) **

#90b Ron Holmes (normal font name on front)

#98a Lomas Brown (full red, traingular blotch on front) **

#98b Lomas Brown (partial triangular blotch on front) **

#98c Lomas Brown (blotch completely removed from front, red curled slash through top of photo) **

#98d Lomas Brown (blotch completely removed from front)

#102a Barry Sanders (gap in top stat line on back under RUSHING header) **

#102b Barry Sanders (correctly printed)

#110a Johnny Holland ERR (no name,number on back) *

#110b Johnny Holland COR (corrected)

#111a Perry Kemp ERR (Ken Stills photo on back) *

#111b Perry Kemp COR (corrected)

#112a Don Majkowski (two red lines in inset pic and border on back)***

#112b Don Majkowski (corrected)

#114a Sterling Sharpe ERR (says he was born in Glenville)

#114b Sterling Sharpe COR (corrected birthplace: Chicago, IL) *

#127a Jack Pardee (with incomplete ‘n’ in the word ‘university’ on back) *

#127b Jack Pardee (corrected text on back)

#128a Albert Bentley (thin blue line to left of helmet on front) **

#128b Albert Bentley (line removed from front)

#129a Dean Biasucci (PAT ATT headings partially printed) **

#129b Dean Biasucci (PAT ATT headings fully printed)

#130a Duane Bickett (name, position and uni number touching white area of card back) **

#130b Duane Bickett (name, position and uni number printed correctly: away from white area)

#132a Jon Hand (black line down chest/stomach on front) **

#132b Jon Hand (corrected, line removed)

#133a Mike Prior (Full black line through text) UNVERIFIED

#133b Mike Prior (partially airbrushed black line through text) **

#133c Mike Prior (corrected, line removed)

#134a Andre Rison NO TRADE STRIPE (With top of card number “clipped off” on back) **

#134aa Andre Rison NO TRADE STRIPE (With complete card number on back)

#134b Andre Rison WITH TRADE STRIPE (With top of card number “clipped off” on back) **

#134bb Andre Rison WITH TRADE STRIPE (With complete number on back)

#134bbb Andre Rison WITH TRADE STRIPE (With complete number on back, white lettering on front, light banner)****

#134c Andre Rison WITH TRADE STRIPE and Mail-In Offer on back (With signature printed next to “Sincerely”) **

#134cc Andre Rison WITH TRADE STRIPE and Message on back (With signature printed 1-2mm away from “Sincerely”)

#135a Rohn Stark (with name shifted to left on front – ‘K’  lines up with tip of foot) **

#135b Rohn Stark (with name centered on front)

#136a Donnell Thompson (black, solid circle for yards totals on back) ***

#136b Donnell Thompson (red, zero for yards totals on back)

#137a Clarence Verdin (Stat totals printed high, touching line) **

#137b Clarence Verdin (Stat totals printed low, touching line) **

#137c Clarence Verdin (Stat totals centered 9 in 1989 whited out) ***

#137d Clarence Verdin (Stat totals centered, complete 1989)

#138a Fredd Young (diagonally printed stats) **

#138b Fredd Young (corrected stats)

#139a Ron Meyer (diagonally printed stats) **

#139b Ron Meyer (corrected stats)

#146a Stephone Paige (hair is blacked-out solid on back)

#146b Stephone Paige (hair is natural colored, textured on back)

#149a Steve Beuerlein (black line through NFLPA logo on back) **

#149b Steve Beuerlein (black line removed from back)

#152a Mervyn Fernandez ERR (Draft status incorrect)

#152b Mervyn Fernandez COR (status corrected to “Drafted 10th round ’83”)

#161a Art Shell (Birthdate: 11/25/46 on back, small HOF print in banner on front)

#161b Art Shell (Birthdate: 11/25/46 on back, large HOF print in banner on front – UNVERIFIED)

#161c Art Shell (Birthdate: 11/26/46 on back, small HOF print in banner on front) **

#161d Art Shell (Birthdate: 11/26/46 on back, large HOF print in banner on front) **

#165a Jim Everett (black blotch “behind” his name on front) **

#165b Jim Everett (black blotch partially airbrushed on front) **

#165c Jim Everett (black blotch removed entirely)

#166a Jerry Gray (broken B in Bowl in text on back due to plate obstruction) **

#166b Jerry Gray (corrected)

#169a Larry Kelm (black 1/4″ line above NFLPA logo on back) *

#169b Larry Kelm (corrected)

#180a Jim Jensen (1/2″ black line between uni # and position) ***

#180b Jim Jensen ( black line removed)

#195a Scott Studwell (large red blotch in upper right of photo) ***

#195b Scott Studwell (blotch removed/corrected)

#198a Wade Wilson (large red blotch in upper right of photo) ***

#198b Wade Wilson (blotch removed/corrected)

#204a Fred Marion (49ers player with belt) ***

#204b Fred Marion (49ers players belt airbrushed out, ‘ P. ‘ printed over bio on back) ***?

#204b Fred Marion (49ers players belt airbrushed out)

#207a John Stephens (Red slash through 1988 TD’s) *

#207b John Stephens (Slash removed)

#210a Morten Andersen (name in white on back)

#210b Morten Andersen (corrected)

#212a John Fourcade (portion of stat totals and headings missing on back) ***

#212b John Fourcade (stats correctly printed)

#216a Eric Martin ERR (name in white on back)

#216b Eric Martin COR (corrected)

#218a Pat Swilling (jagged stat line on back) *

#218b Pat Swilling (corrected stat line, yellow mark under hand on front) *

#218c Pat Swilling (corrected stat line, mark removed)

#218d Pat Swilling (corrected stat line, mark removed, tire tracks on front) **

#221a Jim Mora CO ERR (name in white on back)

#221b Jim Mora CO COR (corrected)

#223a Carl Banks (red slash through ‘team’ and ‘N.Y.’ in stats on back) **

#223b Carl Banks

#223c Carl Banks

#223d Carl Banks (corrected, all lines removed)

#227a Leonard Marshall (stat gap in 2nd stat line above Giants)

#227b Leonard Marshall

#227c Leonard Marshall (correctly printed)

#247a Randall Cunningham (Large gap in last line line of text on back) **

#247b Randall Cunningham (Complete text on back, red “arrows” proofing marks by/over text)

#247c Randall Cunningham (Complete text on back, proofing marks removed)

#253a Buddy Ryan (thin red horizontal line under name on front) **

#253b Buddy Ryan (line removed from front)

#255a Earl Ferrell (no retired stripe stripe on front)

#255b Earl Ferrell (retired stripe on front – mentioned by Pro Set in official press release – Unverified…and unlikely)

#257a Ken Harvey (red line at right of photo) **

#257b Ken Harvey (red line airbrushed away)

#260a Tim Rosenbach (incomplete N in name on front) **

#260b Tim Rosenbach (complete name on front)

#262a Vai Sikahema (pink wedge behind NFC logo on back, white card back) ***

#262b Vai Sikahema (wedge removed, yellow card back) ***

#262c Vai Sikahema (wedge removed, white card back)

#263a J.T. Smith (horizontal red line under AVG and TD totals) ***

#263b J.T. Smith (line removed from card back)

#264a Ron Wolfley (1/8″ vertical black line before R in name on front) **

#264b Ron Wolfley (black line partially airbrushed) **

#264c Ron Wolfley (black line fully airbrushed)

#271a David Little (gap in 3rd stat line) *

#271b David Little (corrected)

#275a Chuck Knoll (black line through text on back – bottom left) **

#275b Chuck Knoll (corrected, line removed)

#280a Gary Plummer (turf extends into yellow name banner on front) ***

#280b Gary Plummer (correctly printed)

#286a Mike Cofer (the word “consecutive” is obstructed by broken plate) **

#286b Mike Cofer (correctly printed text)

#287a Roger Craig (blood stains on left leg) **

#287b Roger Craig (blood stains airbrushed away)

#289a Charles Haley ERR (incorrect fumble recovery stats)

#289b Charles Haley COR (stats corrected to 5 total fumble recoveries) *

#291a Ronnie Lott (blue dot above e in defense on back) **

#291b Ronnie Lott (corrected, dot removed)

#300a Jeff Bryant (text “whiteout” on back – likely due to debris on plate) ***

#300b Jeff Bryant (text fully printed on back)

#302a Norm Johnson (hand-done top stat line on back) **

#302b Norm Johnson (normal stat lines on back, two red “slashes” through name/name bar on front) ***

#302c Norm Johnson (normal stat lines on back, slashes removed)

#308a Chuck Knox (words ‘second’ and ‘among’ are partially obscured on back) **

#308b Chuck Knox (corrected)

#310a Paul Gruber (letters: RUBER in GRUBER and T are missing on back at top) ****

#310b Paul Gruber (GRUBER and T (position) are printed on back)

#315a Ervin Randle (86 in 1986 stats whited-out on back) ***

#315b Ervin Randle (86 stats correctly printed)

#319a Ray Perkins CO ERR no name or position on back) *

#319b Ray Perkins CO COR (corrected)

#329a Gerald Riggs (gap in top stat line on back) **

#329b Gerald Riggs (correctly printed)

#334a Pro Bowl – Jerry Gray (large portion of lines 3 and 4 of text are not fully printed) ***

#334b Pro Bowl – Jerry Gray (smaller portion of lines 3 and 4 of text are not fully printed) **

#334c Pro Bowl – Jerry Gray (all lines of text fully printed)

#338a Eric Dickerson PB (Short Print – withdrawn early then later released in massive amounts) *

#338b Lud Denny PROMO (Not a pack-issued variation, created as gift for Pro Set President) ***

#338c Eric Dickerson PB (front shows mock-up test of 1990-91 Hoops Jerry Reynolds – not pack-issued) ***

#343a Chris Hinton PB (no stripe, text on back begins: ” Has been named”)

#343b Chris Hinton PB (with traded stripe, text on back begins: “Has been named”) ***

#343c Chris Hinton PB (with traded stripe, text on back begins: “Six-time Pro Bowl”)

#343d Chris Hinton PB (with traded stripe, “Six-time…” on back with white text in banner) ****

#344a Rodney Holman PB (black diagonal line through text on back) *

#344b Rodney Holman PB (black line removed from text on back)

#346a Tunch Ilkin PB (black line on front by knee) *

#346b Tunch Ilkin PB (black line removed)

#356a Anthony Miller PB (CHARGERS in black ink on back)

#356b Anthony Miller PB (CHARGERS in blue ink on back) **

#357a Frank Minnifield PB (name/team in YELLOW on front) ***

#357b Frank Minnifield PB (name/team in white – corrected)

#358a Max Montoya PB (bright orange face, plate error) ***

#358b Max Montoya PB (natural colored face, corrected)

#364a Leslie O’Neal PB (CHARGERS in black ink on back)

#364b Leslie O’Neal PB (CHARGERS in blue ink on back)

#371a Bruce Smith PB (blue proofing lines through photo and text on back) **

#371b Bruce Smith PB (proofing lines removed from back)

#373a Derrick Thomas PB (black line through u in “round” on back) *

#373b Derrick Thomas PB (black line removed)

#376a Lee Williams PB (CHARGERS in black ink on back)

#376b Lee Williams PB (CHARGERS in blue ink on back)

#386a Randall Cunningham (large print on front)

#386b Randall Cunningham  (small print on front)

#398a Steve Jordan PB (pro set logo/heading and name PINK on front) ***

#398b Steve Jordan PB (pro set logo/heading and name white on front)

#424a Ron Wolfley PB (large/longer name/team/pos print on front) UNVERIFIED

#424b Ron Wolfley PB (normal name/team/pos print on front)

#431a Michael Haynes (birthdate and height are partially whited out) ***

#431b Michael Haynes (birthdate/HT corrected, thin stat line) **

#431c Michael Haynes (birthdate/HT corrected, stat line corrected)

#436a Ray Bentley (clipped stat heading: receiving)

#436b Ray Bentley (fully printed stat headings)

#437a Shane Conlon (B in LB partially obscured) **

#437b Shane Conlon (corrected)

#439a Pete Metzelaars (blue line through S in METZELAARS on back)

#439b Pete Metzelaars (blue line removed)

#444a Thurman Thomas (black line next to birthdate on back)

#444b Thurman Thomas (black line removed)

#449a Dan Hampton ERR (DE back)

#449b Dan Hampton COR (DT back)

#449a William Perry (gap in line above stat headings)

#449b William Perry (solid line above stat headings)

#454a Brad Muster (bottoms of stat headings in black)

#454b Brad Muster (stat headings all in red)

#457a James Thornton (thin, jagged stat line under “receiving” on back)

#457b James Thornton (fixed stat line on back)

#460a Eric Ball (bottom of RECEIVING clipped off) *

#460b Eric Ball (RECEIVING fully printed, stat headings clipped off) **

#460c Eric Ball (correctly printed)

#461a James Brooks (several breaks in black in on back through stats and text due to hair/crack in plate) **

#461b James Brooks (small gap in stat line on back) *

#461c James Brooks (correctly printed stats/text)

#463a Boomer Esiason (with broken stat line above “year” on back) *

#463b Boomer Esiason (fixed stat line on back)

#470a Brian Brennan (thin stat line) ***

#470b Brian Brennan (corrected)

#479a Robert Awalt (“wore number…” text line at bottom is thicker) **

#479b Robert Awalt (“wore number…” text line in correctly printed)

#479c Robert Awalt (No asterisk by uniform number/ blue ink covering asterisk) ***

#483a Danny Stubbs (96 on back – uni #)

#483b Danny Stubbs (66 on back – uni #) UNVERIFIED

#484a Steve Walsh *UNVERIFIED*

#484b Steve Walsh

#492a David Treadwell (4C in stats)*

#492b David Treadwell (40 in stats)

#496a Kevin Glover RC (C-G back) *

#496b Kevin Glover RC (C back)

#505a Brian Noble (2 in 1989 NO stats is half-printed or clipped off) **

#505b Brian Noble (all stats are properly printed in full)

#521a Eugene Daniel (pink name strip on front, shite shadow name to right) ***

#521b Eugene Daniel (white name strip on front)

#536a Derrick Thomas (name in thick, BOLD font) *

#536b Derrick Thomas (name in correct font)

#547a Max Montoya (TM clipped on front)

#547b Max Montoya (full TM on front) *

#565a Alfred Anderson (purple line through FR in ALFRED on back) **

#565b Alfred Anderson (corrected)

#567a Rick Fenny (full black line through RICK on front, black line through photo too) **

#567b Rick Fenny (partial black line through RICK on front, black line through photo too) **

#567c Rick Fenny (gap in stat line and part of M in Minnesota missing on back, line removed from front) ***

#567d Rick Fenny (complete stats/stat line on back, lines removed from front)

#601a James Hasty (pink name strip on front) ***

#601b James Hasty (white name strip on front)

#607a Wes Hopkins (Stat Categories Fumbles and Interceptions in Black) *

#607b Wes Hopkins (Stat Categories Fumbles and Interceptions in Black and Red)

#607c Wes Hopkins (Stat Categories Fumbles and Interceptions in Red with bottoms in Black) *

#607d Wes Hopkins (Stat Categories Fumbles and Interceptions in RED)

#610a Jim McMahon (Black TM by Pro Set logo, barely visible)

#610b Jim McMahon (Black TM w/ white TM added for visibility)

#626a Rod Woodson (Red fumble interceptions header)

#626b Rod Woodson (Black fumble interceptions header)

#627a Rod Bernstine (position listed as TE)

#627b Rod Bernstine (position corrected to RB)

#630a Anthony Miller (position listed as WR-KR on front, WR back)

#630b Anthony Miller (position listed as WR-KR on front and back)

#630c Anthony Miller (position listed as WR on front and back – Unverified )

#632a Leslie O’Neal (position listed as LB-DE on front, LB on back)

#632b Leslie O’Neal (position listed as LB on front and back)

#632c Leslie O’Neal (Missing line of text on back: “Moved from defensive end to…” – Unverified )

#633a David Richards (position listed as G-T on back)

#633b David Richards (position listed as G on back)

#639a Brent Jones (large stat gap on back) **

#639b Brent Jones (corrected stat lines)

#644a Dave Waymer (jagged, thin line below stat totals)

#644b Dave Waymer (solid, printed line below stat totals)

#644c Dave Waymer (black stat headings on back) UNVERIFIED

#645a Steve Young (“season gume” on back – incomplete ‘a’) *

#645b Steve Young (“season game” on back – completed ‘a’, broken ‘l’ in ‘also’)

#645b Steve Young (“season game” on back – completed ‘a’, fixed ‘l’ in ‘also’)

#657a Curt Jarvis (no “Official NFL card” on front)

#657b Curt Jarvis (“Official NFL card” added to front)

#658a Ricky Reynolds (gap in bottom stat line) **

#658b Ricky Reynolds (corrected)

#666a Walter Stanley (normal, pack-issued card)

#666b Steve Young  of Pro Set Press Inc. (Cowboys Draft/Prospect design on front, promo issued to him, NOT 49ers QB) ****

#668a Stan Humpheries (top of name “clipped off” on front, at right) *

#668b Stan Humpheries (name fully-printed on front)

#669a Jeff George Illinois (Indianapolis Colts)

#669b Jeff George Illinois (Atlanta Falcons) *

#669c Jeff George Illinois (New England Patriots) *

#669d Keith McCants (Atlanta Falcons) *

#669e Jeff George (Indianapolis Colts – Series 2 issued, clipped name on front) *

#669f Jeff George (Indianapolis Colts – Series 2 issued, yellow pant laces) **

#669g Jeff George (Indianapolis Colts – Series 2 issued, white pant laces)

#674a Mark Carrier with bloody nose on back – UNVERIFIED

#674b Mark Carrier with regular pic on back

#680a James Francis (with black strip through helmet/team logo on front) *

#680b James Francis (without black strip through helmet/team logo)

#687a Darrell Thompson (i in “big” whited out in text on back) **

#687b Darrell Thompson (corrected)

#688a Steve Broussard (lower-half of Falcons helmet/logo is gray on front)

#688b Steve Broussard (Falcons helmet/logo is black on front)

#687a Reggie Rembert (Top of name “clipped off” on front) **

#687b Reggie Rembert (Name fully printed on front)

#694a Rob Moore (name clipped off on top) *

#694b Rob Moore (name fully printed)

#698a Terry Wooden (back number 90)

#698b Terry Wooden (back number 51)

#700a Anthony Thompson (top of name clipped on front) **

#700b Anthony Thompson (corrected)

#701a Fred Washington (printed before death – no mention)

#701b Fred Washington (“bloody” photo, excess of magenta ink over face on back – short run misprint) **

#701c Fred Washington “Special Collectible” (memorial card – mentions death, name printed very low on front) **

#701d Fred Washington “Special Collectible” (memorial card – mentions death, name centered on front)

#705a Anthony Johnson (name printed high, almost touching photo, on front) *

#705a Anthony Johnson (name centered on front)

#706a Aaron Wallace (black and white diagonal plate scratch between RAIDERS and text area on back) **

#707a Harold Green (with black strip through helmet/team logo on front) *

#707b Harold Green (without black strip through helmet/team logo)

#718a Pat Terrell (back number 41)

#718b Pat Terrell (back number 37)

#719a Mike Bellamy (“MY” in last name “clipped off” on front) **

#719b Mike Bellamy (“MY” in last name fully printed on front)

#723a Oliver Barnett (position listed as DT on front) **

#723b Oliver Barnett (position listed as NT on front)

#729a Bernard Clark (with black strip through helmet/team logo on front) *

#729b Bernard Clark (without black strip through helmet/team logo)

#735a Willis Peguese (Period at end of text placed far away from last sentence)

#735b Willis Peguese (Period placed close to end of text – UNVERIFIED)

#736a Todd Kalis (S in ‘Started’ at beginning of text is clipped off at top) *

#736b Todd Kalis (‘Started’ is completely printed in text)

#739a Tom Hodson (blue/green line on front by feet) **

#739b Tom Hodson (line removed from photo)

#739c  Tom Hodson (missing or faint bio on back – UNVERIFIED)

#742a Kevin Haverdink (black line through first 6 lines of text on back) **

#742b Kevin Haverdink (black line removed)

#743A Johnny Bailey RC/(Back says 46) *

#743b Johnny Bailey RC/(Back says 22)

#744a Eric Moore (no prospect stripe)

#744b Eric Moore (prospect stripe added)

#747a Walter Reeves (Stat heading: receiving is clipped off at bottom)

#747b Walter Reeves (Stat heading: receiving is fully printed)

#748a Derek Hill (left leg of AFC logo on back has been hand-drawn/edited) ***

#748b Derek Hill (correct, printed AFC logo on back)

#757a Jay Novacek (red line through COWBOYS and stat area) **

#757b Jay Novacek (corrected)

#758a Jessie Hester (black line through ES or S in HESTER on front)

#758b Jessie Hester (black line removed from HESTER on front)

#760a Eddie Anderson (incomplete 9 in 1989 in text on back)

#760b Eddie Anderson (corrected 9 in 1989 in text)

#761a Cleveland Gary (stat gap in 2nd line to bottom) **

#761a Cleveland Gary (solid stat lines)

#763a David Griggs (thin to thick stat line on back)

#763b David Griggs (thick (correct) stat line on back)

#764a Rueben Mayes (white line runs through last line of text) **

#764b Rueben Mayes (corrected last line of text)

#767a Everson Walls (F in NFL’s partially whited-out) **

#767b Everson Walls (NFL’s complete)

#770a Heath Sherman (broken b in “ball’s” on back)

#770b Heath Sherman (complete b in “ball’s” on back)

#770c Heath Sherman (clipped number on back) **

#772a Dexter Manley (mentions substance abuse problems on the back of the card) ****

#772b Dexter Manley (does not mention substance abuse, ” Backwards t ” in the word “photo” on back) ***

#772c Dexter Manley (does not mention substance abuse, black line printed over team/name bar and photo) ***

#772d Dexter Manley (does not mention substance abuse, black line removed from front, missing bio data on back)***?

#772e Dexter Manley (does not mention substance abuse, black line removed from front whiteout “involved” in text) ***

#775a Tommy Kane (g in orangemen is clipped at bottom) **

#775b Tommy Kane (correctly printed)

#784a American Bowl ( v in ‘seven’ partially whited-out) **

#784b American Bowl ( correctly printed)

#785a Commissioner at Berlin Wall (back says “peered through the Berlin Wall” )

#785b Commissioner at Berlin Wall (back says “poses at the Berlin Wall”)

#785c Commissioner at Berlin Wall (back says “poses,” thick black stripe in top border) **

#785d Commissioner at Berlin Wall (back says “poses,” w in “between” whited out) **

#787a Falcons Back in Black (black line extends vertically down below text on back) **

#787b Falcons back in Black (correctly printed)

#785e Commissioner at Berlin Wall (back says “peered through” different photo on front) UNVERIFIED

#790-798a Photo Contest (pro set logo in purple (light) on back)

#790-798b Photo Contest (pro set logo in black on back) **

#790-798c Photo Contest (pro set logo in blue on back)

#795a Photo Contest – 49ers (printer’s lines in top left border on back)

#795b Photo Contest – 49ers (printer’s lines removed from back)

#800a Mark Carrier (with red and black #1 printed backwards next to card number on back) **

#800b Mark Carrier (with red and black #1 removed on back)

#MVP 8a Larry Csonka (1/4″ black line through the word HALL on back) **

#MVP 8b Larry Csonka (corrected, line removed)

#MVP 19a Joe Montana (with misaligned copyright text on back) ***

#MVP 19b Joe Montana (corrected)

#SB2a Super Bowl II (smudge/mark under AFL on front) *

#SB2b Super Bowl II (smudge/mark removed from front)

#SB 22a Super Bowl XXII (1989 date on back) *

#SB 22b Super Bowl XXII (1988 date on back)

#1990a Santa Claus ( no comma after “Andre Ware” on back)

#1990b Santa Claus (comma after “Andre Ware” on back – UNVERFIED)

Other 1990 Pro Set Issued Odds and Ends:

Collect-A-Books:

#a Eric Dickerson (‘s’ in ‘records’ has white slash through it)

#b Eric Dickerson (corrected, full ‘s’ in ‘records’ )

Super Bowl Anniversary Set:

#30a Don Shula (white borders on front) **

#30b Don Shula (corrected, silver borders)

#113a Donnie Shell (white bottom border on front) **

#113b Donnie Shell (corrected, silver borders)

NOTE: Cards 1-30 (Stat leaders, Award Winners, HOFers) can be found with a thick, bold black inking on front or corrected. They can also be found where it appears the gold foil is stamped over the black ink instead of the correctly-opposite way.

NOTE: All cards of the New York Jets can be found with a pink bar/strip on back where the team logo appears above the stats. These are very scarce.

Pro Set football cards are receiving  a heavy amount of collector attention these days. Likely due to a mix of nostalgia experienced by the children of their era (1989-1993, who’re now grown adult collectors) and the staggeringly expensive recent online sales of such previously ‘hidden’ or little-known variations as the Dexter Manley and Lud Denny errors.

This list is complete as of today. Obviously there will be many, many additions to it over time (and I welcome any contributions) and they will be added as they reveal themselves.