Your trading cards are made by people. Your trading cards aren’t always perfect. Your trading cards are taken seriously by you — and those who make them.
But mistakes can happen.
Most collectors haven’t really thought about all the steps that go into making their trading cards — a process that takes months with many people involved in several different locations before a single pack is shredded. As cardboard has become more complicated over the years with technology and inclusions such as autographs and memorabilia, there are even more chances at errors. And with more products and more deadlines, the chances for those errors grow, too.
Every single company has had errors of some type.
The card above? It’s a 2015 Topps Triple Threads gem of Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota. It’s a sweet card — a 1/1 even — and a pricey pull, but the autograph sticker is placed on the card upside down. It was pulled by group-breaker Prestige World Wide and shown off on Twitter Sunday without a mention if its extra-odd feature.