Friday, August 5, 2011

1987 darryl motley - not a variation

darryl motley was traded from the royals to the braves in late september of 1986. just as was the case with doug decinces in 1988 and others, topps failed to show motley in his new team's uniform the following year, which resulted in the 'now with' text being applied, and o-pee-chee just played along. here is his 1987 o-pee-chee card, which is not a variation:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
this card is easier to identify as a non-variation because the royals' logo is still used on the card. had it been an actual variation, o-pee-chee would have switched that to the braves logo. still, the inclusion of this card in checklists on beckett and in publications with the 'now with braves' tag is misleading given that it usually indicates a modification from the topps version.

sadly, it is an opportunity missed.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't that odd. You'd think that given the effort to update all the other players, they'd have done this one as well.