2015 Topps Patrick Corbin Error & Corrected Variations

The 2015 Topps set has an error that was later corrected in the factory set in regards to the Patrick Corbin card (#558).

The Series Two card of Corbin that was available in packs actually features Vidal Nuno and uses the same picture featured on Nuno’s Series One card (#116).  The same goes for all of the color parallels and team set variations as Nuno’s picture is featured on all of Corbin’s cards available everywhere EXCEPT in the factory set.  The Patrick Corbin card available in the factory set was corrected to feature the intended picture.

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The card on the right is the corrected version and is available ONLY in the factory sets.

What makes that particular Corbin card (the corrected version) interesting and possibly even a tough chase is that many collectors that purchase a factory set never open them.  That means many of the corrected versions of the Corbin card will never see the light of day or be available on the secondary market.

The factory-packaged team sets also feature an error variation of the Patrick Corbin card.  The Corbin card (#AD-7) also depicts Vidal Nuno instead of Corbin (pictured below).

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Some of the factory complete sets feature sparkle parallels found only in specially-marked sets.  These parallels are #d/179 and as of this writing, the picture featured on the Patrick Corbin sparkle parallel #d/179 has not yet been confirmed.  It is unknown whether it features Nuno or Corbin, himself.

On a side note, the Patrick Corbin card, as well as all color parallels available in Topps Bunt, does feature Corbin, not Nuno.

As of this writing, the corrected Corbin card has only been verified to have come from the factory set featuring the 5-card pack of rookie variations.

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You can read more about this card on the Net54 forums.

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2015 Topps Allen & Ginter X: 10th Anniversary Issue (Online Exclusive)

In September 2015, Topps released on online exclusive Allen & Ginter 10th Anniversary set named Allen & Ginter X.  Boxes of this product were available ONLY at Topps.com for $69.99.  Each box contained 16 packs with 8 cards per pack (7 base and 1 mini).  What makes this set different from the usual Allen & Ginter sets is that the card backgrounds are black, not cream and that each card is foil-stamped “10th Anniversary Issue.”

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Here are the original details posted by Topps:

  • 16 Pack Box
  • 7 base cards + 1 mini card per pack

In addition to the exclusive Ginter X Base Cards and Ginter X Mini Base Cards, each box contains:

  • 2 Hits – Including Full Size Relic A, Full Size Relic B, and Autograph
  • 1 A&G Buyback Card
  • 1 Short Print Ginter X Mini Base Card
  • 3 Ginter X Mini Base Ginter Back Card
  • 1 Ginter X Mini Base White Bordered Card
  • 3 Mini Insert Cards

2015 Topps Oversized Red Set

Topps released this red-bordered oversized set on September 10, 2015 in their online store at Topps.com.  This particular set mimics the 2015 standard Topps base set and features 700 cards and each card is numbered to just 10 copies.

Here is the original link to purchase the set: 2015 Topps Oversized Set

The original description from Topps reads:

Oversized 5×7 complete set of all 700 cards in 2015 Topps Series 1 & 2.

Cards will be red bordered and numbered to 10

SPECS

  • Foil numbered to 10
  • Includes 700 5″x7″ oversized trading cards
  • Printed front/back on 16pt glossy trading card stock

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2015 Bowman Chrome to Feature 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Cards

It was announced today by Ryan Cracknell of Beckett Media that 2015 Bowman Chrome will feature two cards that were originally slated to be included in the 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft product.  Of the two cards, one will feature Michael Conforto, of the New York Mets, and the other will feature Ronnie Williams, of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Here is the original text from Cracknell’s article:

Michael Conforto was one of the few 2014 first round picks not to have an autograph in 2014 Bowman Draft Picks Baseball. Fast forward a few months and the outfielder is already making an impact with the Mets. And now he’s got a 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph. You just need to open 2015 Bowman Chrome Baseball to find it.

Conforto and St. Louis prospect, Ronnie Williams, are both in the product using last year’s cards.

According to Topps, both batches of cards arrived too late to include them in 2014 Bowman Draft. Rather than destroy the cards, the choice was made to put them in 2015 Bowman Chrome instead.

The situation is reminiscent of the 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Kris Bryant autographs that were included in multiple 2014 products. The Conforto and Williams autographs will only be inserted in 2015 Bowman Chrome Baseball so collectors don’t need to worry about more showing up at some point down the road.

For both players, full Refractor rainbows can be found for both Conforto and Williams.

This isn’t Conforto’s first autograph card in a Mets uniform. That can be found in 2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball. This is the first MLB autograph card for Williams.

You can read Cracknell’s original article here.

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