Leaf Announces Pete Rose Legacy Reverse Negatives SP List

For those collectors opening boxes of 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy, you better take a close look at your base cards.  Leaf announced today that there are several reverse negative short print variations.  This applies to the following base cards: #2,6,16,20,23,27,30,32,34,37,38,43,47,51,52,54,60.  Leaf has stated that these reverse negatives come 1-2 per case.

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The cards in top loaders are examples of reverse negatives.

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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.

Topps Variations

In this day and age, everything seems to have a chrome, refractor, parallel version floating around out there.  I’m glad to see this year in 2008 Topps football they decided to through in a few variations on the base rookies.  Variations have been around in the hobby for years, and I think its cool to bring something like this back.  Some of these variations can be pretty expensive.  The normal 2008 Topps McFadden rookie can be picked up for a few bucks.  His “crushing the football” variation on the other hand can cost around $80.00.  These variations are great and really bring life back into base rookie cards.