It was frustrating work, but not without rewards. I discovered at least 5 variations that I didn't realize I had both of. Possibly more, I won't know until I get my collection out and cross check them. I scanned the fronts in 2009-10 but many of the variations are on the back. My paper listings, which I will detail in time, only show me if I have an example of the card- there is usually no way for me to know if there are variations, let alone which one I have, unless I get both at the same time, which has happened.
here are two examples of variations that I discovered in my duplicates stash, in both cases the corrections (on the right) were in my duplicate stash, and the error was in my collection previously.
1991 Traks #134 Allen Bestwick. This set I believe has the most error and variations of any NASCAR set, with at least 11 different cards having at least 2 variations.
This one is a true error, more than the above, which is more of a variation. They misspelled Musgrave as "Mugrave" on the first print, and corrected it later.
The 1st trade yielded me 78 new cards, 68 of which are NASCAR, the rest being NBA, baseball (sort of...) and Olympics. Some of the NASCAR sets I hadn't gotten any new cards from since 2004! I will take me a few days to scan all of them, but there are some that stand out- mainly the three that completed sets for me! I love to complete sets. Completing three in a day is a big deal, it's only the third or fourth time since I started keeping my paper listing in 1998 that it has happened! (I used to remember that sort of thing for sure, but now I can't...)
2007 Press Pass. A 120 card set, I got a box for Christmas but came up a few cards short. I acquired most of them over the years but came up one card short- #73, Jeff Gordon's car.
In the time since my last post, I also received two RAOK, or Random Acts of Kindness.
The first was 9 cards from 2015 Press Pass Cup Chase, the hobby version. I would not have gotten any of these otherwise, as the hobby box is too expensive. I knew these were coming. Here is an example of the hobby card with the retail card, hobby on the left.
The second RAOK was a big surprise, as I did not know it was coming- just a gift from a friend! While I got quite a few cards in the group, these three are my favorites, three short prints from 2009 Premium. They are printed with a really cool foil pattern which is not really captured in the scan.
Now, the question is, do I sort them with my small baseball collection, or with my non-sports collection? I have not decided yet. I'm open to input!