What Could the 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball Error Variations Be?
Topps Heritage does more than just recreate designs from the past. Each year, it digs deep into the set's history to recreate some key errors. The list hasn't been released yet, but there's the potential for lots of 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball Error Variations.
1965 Topps Baseball has a total of 12 errors and variations. None of the errors were corrected so when it comes to carrying price premiums, there aren't any. Two checklists have slight variations, but these are not considered errors. These have two different versions, both of which are largely insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
The following is a list of errors found in 1965 Topps Baseball. While it doesn't guarantee that these will carry over to 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball, it is a good place to start. We'll update as the final checklist is released and variations are verified.
1965 Topps Baseball Errors
43 Mike Shannon
Although most players have their name written in black or white on the card front (a few are in yellow), Shannon got some scarlet letters. His name is in red ink.
62 Jim Kaat
Typos are one of the most common types of sports card errors. For Kaat, his 1965 Topps Baseball card has him listed as "Jim Katt" on the front.
A variation and not an error, this checklist has two versions. One has #61 Chris Cannizzaro listed simply as "Cannizzaro." The other adds his first initial and shows him as "C. Cannizzaro."
160 Roberto Clemente
Making typo once is embarrassing. Doing it two years in a row? That's exactly what Topps did with Roberto Clemente in both 1964 and 1965. Apparently, in 1960 he left the Pirates to go play for a team in "Pittsburfh." The error can be seen on the back in the stat line.
176. Willie McCovey
This is another error that is found on the back. McCovey's birthday is January 10, 1938. His 1965 Topps card says he's seven-years older. So was Topps just pulling numbers out of thin air? Not exactly. May 6, 1931 is the birthday of one of his teammates, another Willie -- Willie Mays.
442. Vic Power
Similar to McCovey, the Vic Power error in 1965 Topps Baseball is a little birthday confusion. The card has him being born in 1931. It turns out Power was four in 1931. His actual birth year is 1927.
462 Lew Krausse
472 Don Pavletich
When is a pitcher not a pitcher? When you're a 1965 Topps Don Pavletich. Although he often switched between catching and first base, Pavletich didn't take to the mound like the front of the card suggests.
This variation is very tricky to spot. This checklist can be found with two different font sizes on the front. Even side-by-side, the difference isn't big or easy to tell. However, if you look at the margin you can see one side lines up much closer to the edge than on the other version.
519 Bob Uecker
Bob Uecker is a funny guy. Even if you don't catch his broadcasts, you've got Major League and Mr. Belvedere on YouTube. For the photo that was used on this card, Uecker posed as a left-handed batter when he's actually a rightie.
526 Rene Lachmann, Johnny Odom, Skip Lockwood, Jim Hunter - Athletics Rookies
We might refer to him as Catfish Hunter, the pitcher's real name is Jim. The back of the card adds a third name to the mix, listing him as "Tim" Hunter.
532 Hector Lopez
It's another birth-year error for the 1965 Topps Hector Lopez. He's listed as having been born in 1932. He was actually born three years earlier in 1929.
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