Saturday, December 17, 2022

2022 Card-vent Calendar: December 16

December 16, 2022:
1991 Upper Deck #271 Bip Roberts
This is, by any objective measure, a nice Bip Roberts card.  Nothing special, no sombrero or anything like that, just a hard-nosed player in the middle of an aggressive slide into third base.
Until you flip the card over.
There's something not quite right about the hologram on this Bip.  It appears that the holo pattern used for this card was from a set that preceded 1991 UD Baseball by a few months, 1990-1991 Upper Deck Hockey.  Yes, we are certainly looking at a Bip error.  The man whose name became synonymous with poorly collated cards within a single pack has a pretty neat error card.
For the sake of comparison, here is the hologram from the standard version of this card.
Yup, just the Upper Deck wording without the "90" anywhere to be found.
Just don't forget to switch the roll of foil when you're printing a new product, boys.

1 comment:

  1. Lots of hologram variations in that UD set. There are some with the Looney Tunes Comic Ball hologram also.