Friday, September 02, 2022

I thought I had a 2008 Joey Votto (RC) here

I'm still trying to gather up some of my loose decade stars binder material and as I'm going through my 2000s debut cards with some 'numbers,' I wouldn't have looked this Votto rookie over twice in my micro-mini stash - it's was a nice dollar card find earlier in the year that may end up as a centerpiece to a page.
I decided to look really closer at the copyright on the back of the card and it looks like it was from 2010 rather than 2008 - I'm thinking not again with this reprint [business], so I look things up on eBay to see that this was actually from a Topps insert set in 2010 I mostly associated with retired greats.

I don't think there would be any reason not to think this was from 2008 - it just gets confusing 10-15 years later when all the cards jumble together, where at least for rookies I have to pay attention sometimes to see if I have the real deal in hand.


The Diamond King said...

I absolutely hate that. I don't think a card should EVER be just straight reprinted where the front is indistinguishable from the front of the original.

Jon said...

It seems weird to me that they would've done a reprint just two years later. Even for Topps that seems like a bit much.

The Lost Collector said...

Thats crazy. They need to be super clear about reprints.

night owl said...

Yep, the 2010 Cards Your Mom Threw Out inserts were full of recent-cards-reprinted. The Votto is particularly irksome because it replicates a recent rookie card of someone notable. For some of the other more recent reprints, the players didn't measure up -- guys like Rick Porcello and Ubaldo Jimenez. The '06 Verlander reprint could confuse, although it's not really his rookie card.