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No Name on Front "Errors" Return in 2015 Topps Archives Baseball

No Name on Front “Errors” Return in 2015 Topps Archives Baseball

Errors aren't that uncommon in the hobby. It seems like nearly every set has some sort of typo, wrong photo, inappropriate gesture or some other sort of whoops moment. The majority disappear into obscurity. However, some take on a life of their own. One of the most infamous of the modern hobby is the 1990 Topps Frank Thomas No Name on Front.

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While there has never been a definite reason or source of the error, it continues to command huge amounts on the secondary market. 2015 Topps Archives Baseball revisits the error 25 years later with an ultra-rare parallel for the 1990 #1 Draft Picks inserts.

Exclusive to hobby packs, the 2015 Topps Archives 1990 #1 Draft Picks No Name on Front cards are very tough to pull. They are inserted 1:1,008 packs. That translates into 1:42 hobby boxes. With 15 cards in the set, there aren't many of each card. That said, they're not serial numbered and Topps hasn't released specific print run info on the cards.

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Just like the original Frank Thomas error, the 2015 Topps Archives 1990 #1 Draft Picks No Name on Front look just like the regular inserts except the name has been removed from the front.

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2015 Topps Archives 1990 #1 Draft Picks No Name on Front Checklist

90DPI-AG Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers
90DPI-BH Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
90DPI-BP Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
90DPI-CK Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
90DPI-CS Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
90DPI-JB Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds
90DPI-JF Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins
90DPI-JM Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
90DPI-KW Kolten Wong, St. Louis Cardinals
90DPI-MAT Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees
90DPI-MB Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
90DPI-MS Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
90DPI-MT Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
90DPI-RB Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
90DPI-SG Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics


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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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What is the value of the Buster Posey no name on card can anybody help me with this I’m going to a guy this week that is going to buy my cards and I just can’t seem to find a price for this one

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