Friday, September 3, 2010

How did Donruss make this error?

In 1982 Donruss, Juan Eichelberger's card was originally printed with Gary Lucas's picture. They later issued a correction. As you can see, they don't look anything alike. How does Donruss make this error?

It's not even just that one player is black and one is white. You can clearly see Lucas's name on the back of his jersey!


  1. Just a matter of replacing pictures in the same template. I do this every now and then with my print ads, for some reason I won't switch out a car. Granted, I catch it long before it actually goes to print!

  2. I would say it would have been a database error, but that would have meant Donruss was actually kind of automated back then.

    I do remember Joe Nuxhall mixing up Dave Parker and Kurt Stillwell once on the radio.

  3. BTW, I just started a new card blog. FYI and all.