Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2010 Topps Turkey Red Mystery

I've only bought two blaster and two cereal boxes of Topps Series 1. Eventually I'll get around to making a post about them. But first I have a mystery (at least to me).I managed to pull 11 Turkey Red cards. 3 of them are Albert Pujols. When I started to catalogue these I started with the Pujols cards. The first thing I noticed was that unlike every other issue of Topps Turkey Red, the card had no texture. It's as smooth as a baby's bum. What gives here? When I reached for the second card, it did had the familiar Turkey Red texture, as do all of the others I have. I searched Beckett.com, Topps.com and on eBay and can find no mention of smooth Turkey Red cards. Does anybody have any thoughts about this? I suspect that I have a card that somehow missed the texturizing process but I'd like to think I have a one-of-a-kind short print.

5 comments:

lonestarr said...

I dunno, but I think one of the ones I pulled was smooth too. Wasn't Pujols though.

Tunguska said...

I just went through my TRs and found a Mark Teixeira that was not completely smooth but definitely different than the rest.

My guess is that this is a manufacturing error and some cards simply didn't get textured as much as the others.

capewood said...

Printing error is my guess as well.

SFGIANTSROCK said...

I have a Series 1 TR30 Victor Martinez that is smooth also. Have you found out anything else about this oddity ?

capewood said...

Other than my post I never saw this mentioned anywhere else.