Leaf President Brian Gray’s Response To The Andrew Luck Prismatic Errors

In case you didn’t notice, all the Andrew Luck Leaf Prismatic auctions were closed today.  Below is Leaf President Brian Gray’s response to the errors.

“We appreciate the feedback on the recent Metal Andrew Luck cards which included spelling errors. I am embarrassed over these oversights and I would like to apologize on behalf of LEAF that these errors occurred.

These were printed as part of a much larger job and were only one card on a 100 card sheet. With that being said, there is still no excuse for this error..

In an effort to address this issue in the most responsible manner:

1> We have removed all listings for auction style cards featuring this error. This includes ALL parallels. All bids are cancelled and the cards will be destroyed!

2> We have discontinued selling the error version of the Luck Prismatic. We WILL ship the 39 copies sold last night, but will be destroying the rest of the copies immediately. Therefore, while the cards are numbered to 350, only 39 cards will be released. We will only ship cards #1/350 to 39/350.

3> We have (at great expense) stopped the presses mid-production and added this card to our Metal Football Draft print job. We WILL be reprinting these cards with corrections made. These cards will be made available on ebay in the next 10 days for shipment approximately February 7th. These corrected versions will be made available similar to the manner error versions were.

4> The base version of the Luck card has no errors and will continue to be made available continuously until the production run is sold out.

5> We will allow any collectors who wish to swap their “error” prismatic the opportunity to swap for corrected versions…

I am pleased we found this solution to any concerns over the errors on these cards.

Once again, I personally apologize to both collectors and Andrew for these errors and hope this resolution resolves open concerns..
Brian”

I think this was handled very well.  You probably wouldn’t get that kind of response that fast from another manufacturer.  So, who are those lucky collectors that are getting one of the errors?

Dig Out Those Pro Set Cards

When I think of high-end cards, the last product that comes to mind is Pro Set.  Pro Set is one is one of those companies that made a set for every man, woman, and child on Earth.  They began producing cards at the very height of overproduction within the industry.  Despite making so many cards, there are a few valuable errors and promos that continue to sell for extremely high amounts of money.

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Limited to 10,000 copies, this Vince Lombardi Trophy hologram can be found in packs of 1990 Pro Set.  To this day these can be found selling for $40.00 – $100.00 a piece.  It was rumored that some collectors would use small metal detectors to find these because each card contains a small amount of metal.  They also made a hologram of the Stanley Cup Trophy that sells for about $75.00.

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Pro Set founder Ludwell Denny even had a card made that was given out for promotional purposes.  These have been known to sell for well over $150.00.

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Who the hell is Gizmo Williams?  He played for the Eagles for a little bit, but then headed up to Canada.  In 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.  He didn’t make that big of an impression with American Football, but his ’89 Pro Set card is still popular with collectors.  This error has the word “football” misspelled on the back and there is “no scouting” photo on the front.  These sell for over $70.00.

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These I find to be the most interesting.  These cards were given to Pro Set executives explaining all of the variations, errors, and promos.  For not even having a player on them, they can easily bring in over $40.00.

Over Pro Set’s career in the trading card industry, they produced numerous errors, variations, and promos that still hold their value today.  The above cards are just some of Pro Set’s most valuable cards collectors keep their eyes open for.  It kinda makes you want to go through your old boxes checking for any variations or errors you might have overlooked.

Check out this seller’s completed auctions for a ton of rare Pro Set cards.