I cannot believe that Topps did this. And I cannot believe that I am the first blogger to catch this one!!!
What you see below is a 2008 Topps baseball card of Tony Gwynn. Now I have no idea why Topps would issue a card of a player that retired way back in 2001, but they did and it’s a HUGE error on their part.
But the mistakes don’t stop there. In fact, they errors keep piling up!!!
First off, Tony Gwynn never played for the Milwaukee Brewers. He only played for one team during the course of his 20-year career – the San Diego Padres. And the autograph facsimile that Topps stuck on the front of the card looks nothing like Mr Gwynn’s signature.
I just cannot believe that Topps would make such a mistake. I have searched through over 100 sports card related blogs in the last 24 hours in hopes to see that someone else discovered what I am calling ‘The Billy Ripken of the 21st Century’. And not one person, not one of you has found this error prior to me. This is truly amazing as I am not even a collector of the modern day stuff. I know Tony Gwynn, and I loved watching him play, but surely there is at least one person out there that would have spotted this before me.
This is a proud moment at ’30-YOC’. I am off to the post office to send my certified letter to Topps – wait until they get a load of this. I see a feature article in Beckett in my near future!!!