I originally had a post featuring some vintage football cards scheduled for today, but something came up that I felt required immediate attention.
This past Saturday I featured two 2015-16 Hot Stove cards that used the 1976 Topps Traded design. Eagle-eyed reader Mike Fiske noticed that the Yonder Alonso card incorrectly lists him as a catcher; sure enough, Alonso plays first base, not behind the plate.
I did a little research into this, and I found that this error was hastily corrected by TSR, and in the rush to correct this they inadvertently created several variations. I’ve compiled a list of known variations.
First off, this is the original error card which lists Alonso as a catcher…
NPB Card Guy will be happy to know I found a corrected variation that uses the catchphrase from Doctor Who…
Another variation features a censored-out “F— Face” on the front of the card; I hear this variation is going for hundreds of dollars on auction sites.
A third variation exists where they unknowingly used a photo of Gary Pettis’ younger brother…
And finally here is the corrected version that shows Yonder Alonso as a first baseman.
There’s the full rundown; hopefully some of you found some variations in the packs you’ve already busted.
Thanks for reading; I’ll be back tomorrow with the postponed football cards!