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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Quirks, Masterpieces edition

Every once in a while you run into something that, well, is just strange. Let's start with this.  I have no idea what it takes to complete an entire set from the manufacturing perspective but there are a few things we can agree are easy.  First, when making an insert set, jersey set, or auto set, for the love of all that is holy please number the cards rather than using initials.  For example, do number a set AU1, AU2, AU3, AU4.  Don't number a set AU-NB, AU-JL, AU-You're an idiot for numbering a set this way. Other things are a little tougher to be correct on all of the time like missing a letter, messing up a birth date.

One thing I've never been clear on is on cards are serial numbered.  Do they feed entire sheets through machines, one card at a time? I have no idea.  Which brings me to today.  I've found a number of oddities in the Masterpieces sets.  I've found foil less cards:


In fact I believe I have two sets of these particular foil less cards.

I've found an eli manning/YA Tittle that was printed on the wrong side of the card:



I've seen no other card like this in all of the cases and cards I have manhandled.

I've come across cards that have the incorrect frame for the numbering:




and this Marvin Harrison serial numbered 51/50

But today I ran into something entirely different.  Whilst perusing COMC for the 10th time today, I notice a Jonathan Stewart that was listed as being /15.  There is no such thing in this set. There's /10/25/50/75/99/150/199  There's also the Silver that are numbered to the Jersey number.  I knew this wasn't simply an odd numbering for the silver as the extended Rookies 101-110 were not included in that set.  So I just thought it was an error in the listing until I decided to look at the scan of the back:

I grabbed it immediately and paid way too much for it.  Now I have no idea how the machine got set to /15.  Maybe someone can enlighten me to how this whole thing works.

2 comments:

Fuji said...

Very interesting serial numbered cards. Love oddballs like these... especially when they involve one of the greatest products ever produced.

jordanisthebest said...

Who cares then they made 2 it's all a small amount anyhow have that game used stuff isn't authentic or signed.my buddy player for the Browns and his wife signs all the stickers for the cards.the players that do initials usually do so cause they have a relative,wife or buddy sign them all.the player is payed 9 or 15 bucks per card so if it's his buddy maybe he gives him half the money for doing so.another thing event we ornaments jersey cards are just a bunch or jerseys theyou player puts on and takes right back off.he even said he's put ten on at once and then there player worn
Big sham and people dumb enough 2 pay 2200 bucks for one pack.they already busted companties and people licenced to get players jerseys.read up on it that's why panini took over