Error Gallery

I have always enjoyed error cards, and I've made the effort to collect as many as I can. I decided to create the section to show all my errors, sorted not by subject matter, as I had been doing, but by kind of error, mixing NASCAR, Basketball and non-sports together for the first time. I decided to do this in June but finally got a chance to work on it on July 23rd, 2013, although at this time almost all of my basketball errors are as yet un-scanned.

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Caught in Packaging

A common error in basketball in the 1990s, much rarer in NASCAR and non-sports. Most collectors consider this damage to the card, but I consider it a legitimate error. Usually is not visible in scans.

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Double Print

When a card is printed more than once, resulting in some or all of the image appearing more than once.

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Half of card unprinted

One of the rarest errors, this only appears once in my collection. One half of the card is normal, the other half is blank cardboard!

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Improperly Cut

Cards cut wrong, with a portion of another card still connected.

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Mis-aligned affects

When a various enhancement feature of a card is applied wrong.

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Mis-aligned foil effects

Foil became the standard thing on cards in the early 1990s, and remains a common feature of almost every card set produced in some form or another. Some times, however, the foil is applied wrong, or even applied to the wrong card!

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Missing Foil Effects

Some times, the foil is totally missing or partially missing. It's not overly common, but when it does happen it tends to happen in batches among the same set.

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Missing or Mis-applied UV Coating

In the early 1990s again, cards were UV coated to make them extra shiny. Some sets only got coated on one side. Rarely the cards got the wrong side coated, or didn't get coated at all. This is nearly impossible to see in a scan, but is noticeable in person.

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Multiple Errors on One Card

Rare. When a lot goes wrong...

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Off Center (with part of another card or portion of card missing)

THE most common error by far. Some can be dramatic, some are barely noticeable.

Also includes cards that don't have part of another card but are off-center enough to be noticeable.

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Printed Fold

A very rare error; I didn't encounter my first until my 25th year in the hobby.

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Printing Error

When something went wrong in the printing process, where one color is applied where it shouldn't be, an ink blot on the card, etc.

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Two cards combined into one

A rare error, where the front and the back of the card don't match.

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