We all are familiar with error cards, misprints that got pretty good attention from collectors. And they even get to value a lot.
I can live with errors like those from this year Topps Series 1 cards with all the 2B/3B and other errors.
But I cannot understand why Topps change some sets attributes from Series 1 to Series 2.
I got some packs from those repack boxes. I posted about having 3 a few posts ago.
In one of those boxes I got a pack of 2010 Topps Series 1 and other for Series 2.
In both packs I got 1 card of the "The Cards Your Mother Threw Out" insert set.
I like the set a lot. Since it's they way of getting to know many vintage cards that are hard for me to get to my collection.
I even like the trivia on the back about the original card.
Since the majority of cards from 2010 Topps sets I have are from the Update Series set I never paid much attention to this.
Look at the back of this CMT card from Series 1:
You have the card number as 'CMT-18'.
You have the info about the original card: # and year.
Now look at this Series 2 card back:
This card ID is now 'CMT104'. Where did the '-' go? Do Topps have something against the hyphen?
Then you have the original card info: year. Where did the original card # go? Do Topps lost their records?
The Update Series cards are just like the Series 2:
Why did Topps change this?
Was there a hidden motive for that?
Was because the parallel cards of this set with the card back reprint would give the original card # info?
I just know I like the Series 1 card back with the original card info consisting in both original card # and set year.
I like consistent things.