When 2016 Panini Classics football cards arrive next week, they will carry with them a new (old) look for the long-running brand.
They’ll come printed on oldschool cardboard, too.
But that’s not all that will be a throwback in the retro-styled brand — there will be errors and variations for collectors to chase.
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.
We’re less than a month away from the release of 2016 Topps Heritage baseball cards, the annual trek to the past that includes errors and variations as an added homage to the past year within the new product.
In advance of the March 2 release, Buzz was wondering about which mistakes are found in the 1967 Topps set — that’s this year’s throwback model — and what might be found. We don’t yet have a checklist from Topps for this year, but that will be telling. Why? Stars from the past teams will often match stars on present teams in the set if an error/correction is in play.
Here’s a rundown of the mistakes found in 1967 Topps …