Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Say What? A look at four Panini errors

Sometimes...the card companies try, but just don't quite get it right. They make errors, after all, they are run by humans, and we are not infallible, any of us.

Like So:
Person failure:
 Michael Westbrook is a football player, they meant Russell Westbrook. This card is from 2010-11 Classics.

Year Failure:
Ledo was apparently going to travel back in time, to join Dallas's rotation before he ever entered the NBA. Of course, considering they thought Ledo would even MAKE Dallas's rotation may be more of an error! He did eventually make his way to the Knicks, and did find some playing time with them.

Team Failure:
Larkin played his first season in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks, not the Minnesota Timberwolves. For baseball fans reading this, yes, Shane is the son of Barry Larkin.

And, finally...geography fail.
Charlotte, North Carolina is not in the Western Conference. Perhaps Panini forgot that the Hornets used to be the Bobcats, and the team that used to be the Hornets- now the Pelicans for the last two years- IS in the Western Conference, despite being farther east than Eastern Conference teams, AND is not even the most eastern team in the Western Conference!

I'm sure there are others I've missed. I recall a card stating someone was a rookie when they were in their second year but I can't remember which one it was. Imagine that: A blogger error!

Also, I am missing more cards than I have from the Panini era, so I may simply have not seen them yet.

1 comment:

  1. This was interesting. I like seeing the error cards.