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Old 06-05-2018, 02:20 AM
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Default how rare is this set?

I cracked open a 1994 collector's choice set and it has
all the possible white letters. This is all the Future Foundations
and all the Up Close & Personals. I know there are some more
but not worth mentioning I guess...

Anyway, what is the frequency that this happens compared to a regular set?

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Old 06-05-2018, 10:20 AM
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Okay, here we go.

This is probably the most confusing group of errors ever created and it's because there are two different errors and they both involve "white letters." They're both referred to as "white letter variation" but they're both different. I'll break it all down here in this post.

Let's start with the most difficult to find.

In the Future Foundation subset (FF from here on out), all of the base cards have their names on the front printed in white letters (like yours). The silver signature cards have their names printed in silver and the gold signature cards have their names printed in gold. Here's a non-error Jeter silver signature to show you the silver name:



The error is that some of the silver signature cards had their names on the front printed in white instead of the silver. If your card does not have a facsimile signature on the front it is not an error.

Unless....

It is one of the second types of white letter variations. On the back of the FF cards, the first letter in the bio is enlarged and colored grey. See below:



See the enlarged 'D' in his name where it starts "Derek Jeter progressed nicely in his second season..."? Some of the FF cards were printed with that first enlarged bio letter printed in white. Here's an example of an ARod with the white enlarged letter:



All FF cards can be found with either of these variations. The variations are referred to as the Silver Sig White Letter variation and the White Letter variation.

Obviously, this whole thing is a recipe for mass confusion. It took me a hell of a time before I was able to sort it all out myself. I hope this helps and if there are any questions I'll do my best to answer them.

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Old 06-05-2018, 11:16 AM
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The variation he is showing seems to be the white bar variation on the bottom of the front of Michael Jordan.

1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice - [Base] #635.2 - Michael Jordan (White Bar on Bottom) [PSA*10*GEM*MT]
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1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice - [Base] #635.1 - Michael Jordan (Base)
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Learn something new every day.

What about the FF cards? Is there a third variation that I don't know about?

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And do the silver signature white letters come with both backs?
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I cracked open a 1994 collector's choice set and it has
all the possible white letters. This is all the Future Foundations
and all the Up Close & Personals. I know there are some more
but not worth mentioning I guess...

Anyway, what is the frequency that this happens compared to a regular set?

The 1994 Upper Deck Collectorís Choice product has been a fun set to collect. The set has a Jeter error, Arod Rookie error and Jordan errors cards on top of the limited silver and gold parallels of the base cards. I got into them a few years back. Iíve opened about 15-20 factory sets and purchased some of the different errors.I bought the factory sets because I thought that was the best shot at getting some of the gold cards. The best gold card Iíve pulled was a Griffey Jr. Up Close and Petsonal card. Most of the other gold cards were commons. The majority of the sets Iíve opened have also had some pretty serious issues with the cards being clumped together.

There is some info out there on the different errors that are available within the set if you dig a little. The tan border cards(the Jordan pictured) are exclusive to the factory sets I believe. In my experience the white letter version of the base Arod card comes along with the factory sets that also contained the up close and personal cards with the tan borders. I think 4 or 5 of the sets Iíve opened had the white letter Arod and tan borders cards. With the small sample size Iím not sure thatís close to the true percent of factory sets that come that way, but thatís what Iíve seen.

Also, in my experience the Jeter base cards all come in with a white letter D on the back. I donít think the there is a grey version of the D on the back of the Jeter unless itís a silver signature card. Iím not sure where the Jeter white letter base card designation came from other than the Arod has a white version and a grey version and the confusion is based on this.

The silver signature White letter variations seem to be pretty rare. Iím not sure if they are more rare than the gold versions but they seem to have a similar scarcity and may be Arodís rarest rookie and Jeterís rarest 2nd year card. On top of that there is a Jordan silver signature card with a black border error.
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Interesting. What is the variation on the Jordan?? I can't tell. Its like looking at a kids menu/placemat where they have to look at 2 pictures and find 5 things different

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The bottom border (lower 20% of card) is black on one and white on the other. The top border is black on both of them.
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Omg cant believe I missed that thanks. I usually do good with the kids menus.

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The 1994 Upper Deck Collectorís Choice product has been a fun set to collect. The set has a Jeter error, Arod Rookie error and Jordan errors cards on top of the limited silver and gold parallels of the base cards. I got into them a few years back. Iíve opened about 15-20 factory sets and purchased some of the different errors.I bought the factory sets because I thought that was the best shot at getting some of the gold cards. The best gold card Iíve pulled was a Griffey Jr. Up Close and Petsonal card. Most of the other gold cards were commons. The majority of the sets Iíve opened have also had some pretty serious issues with the cards being clumped together.

There is some info out there on the different errors that are available within the set if you dig a little. The tan border cards(the Jordan pictured) are exclusive to the factory sets I believe. In my experience the white letter version of the base Arod card comes along with the factory sets that also contained the up close and personal cards with the tan borders. I think 4 or 5 of the sets Iíve opened had the white letter Arod and tan borders cards. With the small sample size Iím not sure thatís close to the true percent of factory sets that come that way, but thatís what Iíve seen.

Also, in my experience the Jeter base cards all come in with a white letter D on the back. I donít think the there is a grey version of the D on the back of the Jeter unless itís a silver signature card. Iím not sure where the Jeter white letter base card designation came from other than the Arod has a white version and a grey version and the confusion is based on this.

The silver signature White letter variations seem to be pretty rare. Iím not sure if they are more rare than the gold versions but they seem to have a similar scarcity and may be Arodís rarest rookie and Jeterís rarest 2nd year card. On top of that there is a Jordan silver signature card with a black border error.
Interesting. I wonder then if the ARod white letter is even the variation. If the Jeters are all white and the silver sigs are the only ones with the grey enlarged D then it makes sense that the grey enlarged first letter on the back was intended to be used for the silver signature cards.

Somehow, it got put on the back of some of ARod's base cards?
Or somehow it got put on the back of most of ARod's base cards?

I'll have to dig through my boxes. I ripped a box of packs and if my memory serves me I pulled other FF cards with the white letter on the back. I just can't remember if there were others that had the grey letter on the back.

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