Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a little T206 help if you please...

awhile back in one of Joe Collectors group breaks, I was fortunate enough to acquire a Tommy Hanson Cyan Printing Plate. Behold. Glorious.
Now, T206 was a product that I basically ignored when it came out. I wasn't going to collect the set, and I knew I'd get a pretty good chunk of the Braves team set in Joe's break. Here's where I need the help... this is the back of the Tommy Printing Plate.
That there is the actual Printing Plate for card 262 Tommy Hanson.
Here is the back of the card that the plate printed. Card 262.

Now here is the front.
WTF? I get a picture of Tommy in mid raspberry? (BTW, how many pitchers are confident enough to raspberry the batter as they are about to be struck out?)
How did this.....
become this?
I'm sure there are many of you who can help me. Dayf and his master cranial checklist.... maybe even Night Owl. He works in the newspaper industry. I'm sure he's run through the plant screaming "STOP THE PRESSES" at least once.
How do we go from "The Staredown"
to "The Raspberry"
oh, and for those of you who have Braves in this set, and are just dying to share, I have Tommy, Jair Jurrjens, Kris Medlin, Yunel Escobar, Casey Kotchman, Jordan Schafer, Nate McLouth, Derrick Lowe, Brian McCann, Garrett Anderson, Javy Vazquez, Chipper Jones, and Kenshin Kawakami. I also have a McLouth Piedmont mini, and a Kawakami Gold/Bronze/Brown border thingy...
Am I missing anyone?

11 comments:

Tunguska said...
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Tunguska said...

What you have there my friend is the printing plate for the SP variant of Hanson. The only one from your team list I see missing is Tim Hudson. I have his bronze in a holding pattern for you. There are two SP variants for the Braves; Hanson and Kawakami.

G_Moses said...

Wow, look at you with the Tommy Hanson rookie printing plate. Sitting on a mini gold mine there.

Yeah, I didn't collect that set, but I'm pretty sure that's the variant.

Topps is cool like that. Same number card, different pictures on the front. I'm running into the same thing with Murad. My 'dupes' aren't really dupes in a lot of cases.

Now if you could get the OTHER Hanson plate as well, you'd be rich...

dayf said...

Late to the game, but, yeah, short printed version

The Wax Wombat said...

Begs the question, does that really make it a 1/1? hehe

night owl said...

I have nothing to add, other than that I have never run through the "plant" screaming STOP THE PRESSES!

I also have never worn a fedora.

Play at the Plate said...

My image of the Night Owl, newsman, is now ruined!

lonestarr said...

Fedoras are underrated, I'm just sayin'. :d

stusigpi said...

Actually Captain, i made that little gem in my work shop. ITs a fake or something.

Casey said...

I noticed your wantlist included 08/09 OPC and OPC update. I went through my stacks and found a pile if interested. Are you doing the 78/80 parallel and/or the chrome because I have a mix of those off of your list too. Let me know.