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Here are some of the most well known baseball card blunders of all time.
1957 Topps Hank Aaron #20 BV$300
Topps reversed the image on the photo negative of Hank Aaron, showing the great home run hitter as a left-handed batter on his 1957 card.
1962 Topps Green Tint Series
The second series of Topps 1962 baseball (cards numbered 110 through 196) were printed without enough ink for the photographs. Without the ink, the sky and dirt in several of the cards background is green, hence the Green Tint Series.
1969 Topps Aurelio Rodriguez #653
Rodriguez card featured a picture of Leonard Garcia, the California Angels team batboy.
1972 Topps Billy Martin #33
Martin is shown standing near a fence in his Detroit Tigers uniform leaning on a bat with his middle finger extending down the bat.
1974 Topps Washington National League Cards
With a strong possibility of the San Diego Padres moving to Washington following the 1973 season, Topps Used Washington National League on the first prints of 15 Padres player cards, since the nickname of the potentially re-located team wasn’t known.
1982 Fleer John Littlefield #576A BV$100
Littlefield, a right handed pitcher, was shown pitching left handed as Fleer issued a reversed negative of the Padres pitcher.
1987 Donruss Opening Day Barry Bonds #163A BV $300
The first print run featured Johnny Ray, Bonds’ Pirates teammate instead of the great slugger. Donruss quickly caught their error making this an extremely rare card.
1989 Fleer Billy Ripken **** Face Card #616 BV $15, Whiteout BV $120
The original version of the card was printed with an expletive on the knob of Billy’s bat. When the error was found Fleer rushed to correct it, resulting in variations of the card being covered with marker, brushed with white-out, and airbrushed. The final version of the card included in all factory sets had the knob of the bat covered with a black box.
1989 Upper Deck Dale Murphy #357
Murphy is pictured backwards in his Braves uniform, as Upper Deck used a reversed negative.
1990 Topps Frank Thomas #414 No Name BV $600
The sluggers rookie card had a version produced with no name on the front of the card.
2006 Topps Alex Gordon #297 BV $1200
In 2005 the Major League Baseball Players Association ruled that card manufacturers could only produce rookie cards of players who either made the 25-man roster or played in a major league game the year before. When the Number 2 Overall Draft Pick Alex Gordon signed his contract late in September, his card should have never been produced. Topps quickly pulled the card, and it is believed that there are less than 100 produced.
What are some of your favorite blunders?
Does anybody know how many of those Frank Thomas No Name cards might be out there?
I just saw an inverted photo error card of rookie Evan Longoria. Any idea of the rarity factor of these type of card errors?
well thats a lot of cool cards. i have a rookie exclusives John David Booty card and it says Josh David Booty. On the back it has all of John’s stats and his actual name. I also have three topps baseball cards where the silver part is all black. those are one of my favorites. now i think i am going to look for more in my collection.
What is the rareity of the following card error:
Front of Card-Jose Canseco and Bo Jackson “Big League Prospects” (looks like 1985 Fleer border) – Back of card Ken Griffey Jr. with 1988 Topps Style Border, and says Future Stars accros his photo (not sure what year the pic of Griffey is from, have not seen it anywhere else or on any of his “regular” rookie cards). From what I’ve found so far, the front of the card is a 1990 edition of Fleer that used the 1985 style border, and normally has a “regular” back. The Photo of Griffey has to be 1989 or later as he was not in a Mariners uniform until 1989. I’m not sure where it came from as there is no Griffey Jr. card even similar to this one.
I always liked the 85 Topps Gary Pettis, where he let his 15 year old brother pose for his photo.
I always liked the 1990 Topps card where George Canale is pictured even though it’s a Bill Spiers card. Spiers told me about that personally when I met him back when I was ten years old.
I have a 2009 Topps Honus Wagner Error card LG2, NNOF . About how many are out there?
Hi, I was looking through some of my cards tonight and found an error on one. The card is 2006 Topps Boston Red sox Team card #269. There are 4 gray bars on the back of the card that should read Team stats, but they are all blank. I looked at the other team cards that I have from that set and none of them look this way, they all have info. in these gray bars. Does anyone know if this card is more valuable because of this??
Info concerning the time Topps put a recently passed away
player’s picture onto someone else’s baseball card by mistake.
i have a 1989 upper deck bo jackson card with no name or emblem on the front…ever heard of that error card? any idea on value?
i just pulled a 09 upper deck goodwin champions error miniature printing plate it is cyan has a pic of joquim soria of the royals on the front but the back says its an andy pettite printing plate anyone know about the value of this i know its extremely rare
Hi Just opened a box of 2005 donruss baseball zenith I brought online, and pulled a triple jersey card card P-5 its of the national league 3rd basemen, Scott rolen, Aramis Ramirez, and Chipper Jones, it says on the back “C.O.A, that “THE ENCLOSED PIECES OF JERSEYS WERE CUT FROM AUTHENTIC JERSEYS PERSONALLY WORN BY ROLEN. RAMIREZ, JONES, IN OFFICAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAMES, THE AUTHENTIC GAME WORN JERSEYS WERE OBTAINED AND ARE GUARANTEED BY DONRUSS PALYOFF LP.”
however– the fron of the card has a single piece of bat under the photo of Chipper jones only…under the other 2 pictures are nothing but the team emblems..Anyone know of thise error? anyone want to trade or but it?? I have pictures of it and its mint..email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I have 15 cards of 2008 Opening Day, on the front of them, some don’t have the name of the team @ the top of the card an some don’t have there name on the bottom of the card. Has anyone heard of these errors?
I have that card of the Red Sox team, with no stat’s on the back. I hope it is worth something, because I also have card # 281, 285 & 290, that are the same way…no stat’s.
Have you or anyone heard of this one? (2004 topps, It has Kevin Millar’s pitchure on the front & Bill Mueller stat’s on back. Let me know…Thank’s
Anyone know if a missing card number counts as an error? I own a 1992 Fleer John Stockton card that is supposed to be marked 227, but has no number printed anywhere on the card itself.
I didn’t see the Joe Namath rookie card with a butterfly mark on his hand? I have one of these and thought is was a misprint.
Does anyone know why a card background may be blue?
I was wondering does anyone know how much a 1996 topps david justice card with no name on front is worth I have 1. It also HAS NO TOPPS STAMPED ON FRONT
Mark Wohlers 1996 Topps BB Card no ink print on name, anyone know value of this?
Billy Ripken ****Face is the best i’ve ever seen. The Topps Frank Thomas should be on this list though.. The one that is missing his name and was not discovered for years after production.
I have a card of rodger clemens with a picture of curt schilling on the back It is a2004 upper deck card
If anyone has questions about the FF or other baseball error cards, shoot me a email.
i have a 1996 fleer baseballcard on the back it has joe carter card number 268 .joe played for blue jays as a outfielder but on the front theirs a pitcher from the reds
I HAVE THE F… YOU BILL RIPKIN CARD. Am I accually sending this to Him>you?
THIS NEXT MESSAGE IS , HOW VALUEABLE IS THE 97 ERROR CARD FROM THE PINNACLE MINT SET THAT IS Manny Rameraze on the gold face card, that wasnt supposed to be in the 97 pinnacle mint set.
How much is a Honus Wagner LG2 no name on front 2009 Topps worth?
WLL LIKE TO FIND OUT ABOUT A CAL RIPKEN STADIUM CLUB CARD # 1 WITH HIS LAST NAME RIPKIN
i have a pitcher card with the stats like a batters like HR SB or 3B but its stats are like
HR 3B SB
11.7 27 77
i want to know about this card
2001 topps stadium club pat burrell card with a picture of scott rolen leading off of 3rd
I have been searching for a price on a 1993 Classic Best Jeter autograph that is not numbered. I believe that the above card I have is one of a kind, 1/1.
Generally these cards are serial numbered to 1200 on the front, but the one I
have has no number, only Jeters autograph. This card is exactly the same as the
ones released in the packs in 93′ with the back of the card certifying its
Just opened a pack of 2011 Topps Baseball Series 1 cards that has a #183 Strasbourg card with a white back with no writing. Anyone know what this is going for?
I have a corey koskie stats card #470 with a picture of eric hinske on front. is it worth anything??
I have a Jay Bruce rookie card from the bowman 2005 set. The question I have is that the . front looks like all the rest but the back of the card has the back of Troy Tulowizki. Any idea of the value or rarity of this card?
I recently bought a 2008 topps hobby box and in it was a patch card on the front is jose reyes on the back it says congratulations you have just received a game worn jersey relic card of vladimir guerrero how wierd is that. I just wonder if there is more like it out there?
I have a topps chrome homerun heroes edition card of mark McGuire that I am trying to find out what it may be worth. The lettering on these cards is indented into the card, as well as printed over the indention. On MY card tho, they do not line up like they should, it’s like a double print. Even the outline of McGuire is misaligned ….. If you could help at all thanks
I have a Mario Mendoza Topps card with Gaylord Perry’s stats on the back and a partial of #185 stats. It’s a 1982 card. Any ideas on value?
I found a A Rod rookie card UC3 that has his face and name on the front and rookie and card # on back then its 95% blank. Is there a grading service for this. Does it have value.
I have an ’02 Pedro Martinez card, with short hair on the sox, that says he’s 5’1″
I have a pile of the ripken cards with the fu on the bat and I think I have a few dale murphy cards with similar slips on them anyboy looking for those?
i also have a 96 topps joe vitiello with no name on the front and no topps symbol on the front either i also have the 88 topps angels leaders with the red slash on wally joyner sleeve what is the value u of both these cards
I have just discovered a possible error card in 1988 topps #645 Matt Nokes RC card. The Topps copyright is missing on front while all other cards in the set have both sides with Topps copyright front and back.
Can anyone explain?
Eddie said: “didn’t see the Joe Namath rookie card with a butterfly mark on his hand? I have one of these and thought is was a misprint.”
Yeah, it’s quite the shocker that a Joe Namath error isn’t listed in an article about baseball cards….
i have found a couple cards in the 1997 fleer set that have the gold stamp missing on the front. one is manny ramirez checklist and the other a ken griffey jr encore. thanx for any help on this matter.
My son has an Albert Pujols 2011 Topps baseball card #100 that came in a 2011 complete set. He noticed that Pujols is wearing number 42 on his jersey instead of his normal number 5. Pujols is wearing number 5 on his wristband. We have searched the internet but cannot find any reference to this card. One site lists all of the cards except this one. Anyone have any ideas on this card or it’s value?
Jeff, it was probably taken during jackie robinson day, they all wear the #42 once a year by every player of every team, during the game..It just happened this past week.
i have a 1989 Topps Jose Uribe card with a blank back. the back just looks like cardboard. does anyone know its value or can refer me to someone who might know what they’re talking about?
i have a deion sanders card the back is completely white from looking online its a wildcard1993 is it worth anything
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