It’s important to note not all of these will wind up error mimic cards in next week’s release of 2015 Topps Heritage Baseball, but it’s important to have knowledge of all of them. Well, almost all of them. There were errors with some of the Checklists, but we will skip those cards. We’ll start with this familiar player.
30 Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds
36 Jim Hunter, Kansas City Athletics
43 Don Landrum, Chicago CubsThis is a variation card, not an error, but in thinking about 2015 mimic cards, this has to be included. Notice the dark fly button below his belt in the middle of his pants? Well Topps didn’t until this card was circulated. The next printing included an airbrushed button to make it lighter.
51 Gordon Richardson, New York Mets
62 Merritt Ranew, California Angels
74 Don Mossi, Kansas City AthleticsThis is another uncorrected error that can be found on the back.
Mossi’s date of birth is listed as 1930, but should be 1929.
91 Bob Uecker, St. Louis Cardinals
103 Dick Groat, St. Louis Cardinals
104 Alex Johnson, Philadelphia PhilliesAll three of the cards originally contained no information on the back about these players being traded.
In the next printing that information was added.
126 Jim Palmer, Baltimore Orioles
We covered this card, Palmer’s rookie card in one of our Mint Monday posts. This is another error that was never corrected. Palmer, who clearly pitches with his right hand on the front of the card is listed as a throwing with his right on the back bio info is referred to as a left-hander in the card back writeup.
161 Jerry Lumpe, Detroit Tigers
The white streak just above 2nd base was fixed in the next printing.
192 Vic Power, California AngelsNever corrected, the error on this card lists his Date of Birth as 1931 when it should be 1927.
266 Pedro Gonzalez, Cleveland IndiansAnother uncorrected error card. On the back of the card his name is misspelled as Gonzales.
324 John Boozer, Philadelphia PhilliesThis uncorrected error card lists Boozer’s Wins record in 1965 at 96, instead of the actual number of 9 wins.
365 Roger Maris, New York Yankees
Never corrected, the back of this card lists Marris’ Date of Birth as as 1931 when it should be 1934.
447 Dick Ellsworth, Chicago CubsAnother uncorrected error card, and that’s not Ellsworth pictured. it’s Ken Hubbs.
458 Manny Jimenez, Kansas City AthleticsAnother uncorrected error card. On the front of the card his name is misspelled as Jiminez.
502 Lenny Green, Boston Red SoxThis uncorrected error card lists Green’s Date of Birth as aJn. 6, 1933 on the back of the card.
544 Joe Hoerner, St. Louis Cardinals
George Kernek, St. Louis Cardinals
Jimy Williams, St. Louis CardinalsThis short printed, uncorrected Rookie card misspells Williams name as Jimmy on the front and back.
583 Detroit Tigers
This short printed, uncorrected error card lists the Tigers as finishing in 3rd place in the American League when they actually finished in 4th place behind the Orioles, White Sox and League leaders, the Twins.
And that will do it for this installment of Free Dress Friday where anything goes. Hope you enjoyed it and it gets your weekend off to a good start. Please check back next Friday for more causal trading card fun. And check in all weekend for 2015 Topps Heritage Baseball news and checklists.