If you tore into boxes of Decision 2016 trading cards, you may have a reason or two to look back at those cards for some rarer variations that may carry more value than you thought.
Why? The makers of the landmark political product have revealed the short-prints in the product and relative scarcity of the parallels for many of the cards. In addition, per-box odds for retail and hobby have now been disclosed, giving collectors a better idea of what’s rarer in the product or what they should expect in a box or case of Decision 2016 trading cards via either hobby or retail.
Interestingly, for example, the most-plentiful cut auto in the product is that of Donald Trump, while cuts with a red-foil frame are much rarer parallels for any subject, whether short-printed or not. (That means this Trump buyer probably got a bit of a deal.)
Also interesting? The shredded currency cards, which are now confirmed to be found one per case, have two versions with one much rarer than the other. Meanwhile, many of the inserts have rarer parallels — with their relative scarcity now confirmed. One example? The Trump Under Fire cards with red foil like this one are the rarest finds.
Keep reading for a full breakdown of the odds and new short-print info.
Take a simple array of variation types to enhance a 1980s-inspired design for a checklist loaded with past, present and future greats and then add in some autographs, buybacks and other surprises for a bargain price and you get 2016 Panini Classics.
The retro-inspired modern release arrived today with an autograph in every 14-pack box and a memorabilia in every other box.
Leaf Trading Cards has clarified the production volumes on some of its Tom Brady autographs after questions about the cards after the company released the cards with corrected stamping.
The cards can be found in boxes of 2016 Leaf Metal Draft. A layer of white foil covers the incorrect serial-numbering underneath the correct numbers, which are foil-stamped.
“They were originally misnumbered. Since they were already signed, we had to renumber. Numbering matches the website,” said one of a few tweets from the company regarding the Brady cards. “We apologize for any inconvenience. Our checklist clearly states print run. This is a non-event from my perspective. … The other option was to remove him from the product. We did what we felt was best for our customers. … It was fix numbering or have them numbered out of much higher numbers which would hurt value more.”
Is your 1967 Topps baseball card set complete? There’s a chance it might not be now.
A funny thing happened when Buzz was working to confirm the various errors and variations in the 1967 card set in the weeks before the arrival of this year’s homage, 2016 Topps Heritage.
There appears there could be a third version of Mike McCormick‘s card No. 86. When examining a group of 1967 cards, Buzz noticed a possible version (above) that’s not cataloged anywhere among the various error & variations lists or noted on any population reports despite this set being 49 years old. It’s a dramatically different version of the card for the Washington Senators pitcher who was traded to the San Francisco Giants, which is the reason for the variations to exist.
It turns out that this card is from the 1967 O-Pee-Chee set, though there is only one version cataloged there. Could a third version like this exist for the Topps card? Or are there two versions for O-Pee-Chee? Keep reading for the details.