|1988 Topps Eddie Murray Record Breaker Error Card|
Friday, August 25, 2017
Errors in My Collection: 1988 Topps Eddie Murray Record Breaker
I never had many error cards, but these could command big premiums back in the day. I do have two of the errors from the 1988 Topps set. This one is Eddie Murray's record breaker card, for switch-hitting home runs in consecutive games.
The error is that it has printed on the front what record Murray broke. I always found this strange and wondered if the error was created on purpose to generate interest; you couldn't have accidentally placed the text there, but I guess it
is possible that it was a step in the design of the card and was
supposed to be removed. These days, it seems that errors like this can't command a premium anymore. The cards with or without the text box are listed at the same (low) price on ebay, and I'm sure they struggle to find a buyer in any case.