Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Accuracy Is Not Important

Just a quick post with another in a long line of errors on the back of a card.  This time it is the 2019 Stadium Club Sammy Sosa.

Take a look at the back...

...and at this close-up.

It shouldn't take a Cub fan very long to spot the mistake.

Sammy was acquired by the White Sox in a trade with the Rangers on 7-29-89.  The Cubs got him in a trade with the White Sox on March 30, 1992.

My guess - the person writing the back of the card saw that Chicago got Sammy in 1989 and just assumed it was the Cubs.

So, my semi-annual plea to Topps - please allow me to proof-read anything Cub related and I'll improve your accuracy, assuming that accuracy is important to you.


  1. I don't have any say... but I think they should hire you.

    1. I'm with Fuji. Even if it's part-time work they should look into recruiting outsiders who are "true fans" of specific clubs to fact check and proof read. You, good sir, would have my vote.

  2. There are so many errors I notice on Pirates cards.