Look: Topps made embarrassing error on Braves World Series cards
Topps appears to have swung and missed big-time with their new baseball cards commemorating the Atlanta Braves’ World Series victory.
Photos went viral on Twitter this week of an embarrassing error that Topps made in their new set honoring the Braves for winning the 2021 title. Their cards mistakenly state that Dusty Baker, not Brian Snitker, was manager of the team.
— Nick Wilson (@NickWilson38) December 13, 2021
The error appears to have been printed on every single card that was sent out, as multiple angry customers pointed out the mistake.
— Mark Fussell (@Fussellm) December 13, 2021
Just received the Braves World Series Topps set I ordered. Spot the error. pic.twitter.com/zFNnZjhtqT
— Mark K. (@TomahawkChopBoy) December 15, 2021
If you look closely, there is another error printed on the cards as well. They state that the Braves defeated the Houston Astros, the team that Baker actually manages, in five games when the Braves did so in six games.
Topps released a statement about the goof, apologizing and promising to send corrected cards.
UPDATE: We have been made aware of the error on our Braves #ToppsNOW World Series card backs. We take pride in the quality of our cards & apologize for the error. All consumers who purchased those cards will be receiving corrected cards.
— Topps (@Topps) December 14, 2021
As bad as this flub was, it is far from unheard-of in the card manufacturing business. Erroneous prints can easily take on lives of their own and become collectors’ items.
Photo: Jun 15, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) hits a RBI single against the Boston Red Sox in the third inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports