Tuesday 17 July 2012

1971 Topps Variations: 3rd Series Checklist #206

More 1971 checklists, more weirdness, more "is it really a variation". With card number 206, the 3rd series checklist, we have the usual Red helmet vs. Orange helmet that is recognized and designated by PSA as well as a minor variation/print error. Some cards have the card list tilted leaving a larger space between Joe Morgan and the black border. I would honestly not even mention this if I wasn't doing this card already just for the helmet colors. Going by the amount of cards in the PSA registry, the orange helmet is much harder to come by. As always the images below show it better than I can explain. According to PSA both helmet colors exist in the O-Pee-Chee set. A minor change on the OPC checklist is that card number 289 in the set is Rusty Staub, while in the Topps set card number 289 is the White Sox team card. Oh My O-Pee-Chee explains that here.

Orange Helmet
Red Helmet
Larger Space Above Morgan
Smaller Space Above Morgan
OPC Front
OPC Back

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