The other day, I got (another*) specimen of the card below that was on my want list for 2003 Topps. I've had quite a time building this set. Let's just say Topps learned its lesson about UV coatings on this one. It started with a box of Series 1 that was so stuck together, most of the cards came out with "snow" on them. I sent it back to the dealer, who was very gracious and sent another. The second one wasn't as bad, but still had some frosty ones.
I also noticed that some of the "special" cards in the set seemed to have two different colors. The regular player cards are mostly a deep shade of dark blue, with some slight variation. But the League Leaders, post-season, and All-Stars seemed to come in both dark blue and this other shade of turquoise. I've started to keep both versions in my set.
I suspect that this may be a "factory set" thing, or something like a parallel set. Haven't seen any documentation about it though.
Then, I get a third variety with this card #339. It's a shade smack in the middle of the other two.
|Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over...?|
Anyone with a viable theory, post a comment.
* See previous post about list gremlins.