It turns out not all of the “1/1” cards inserted into the special packs given to attendees at last week’s Topps Transcendent party in Atlanta were actually one-of-a-kind. Topps notified collectors Friday that several of the autographed cards were mislabeled and actually have multiple copies.
Each pack contained four cards and all were supposed to be 1/1. The actual print runs are below. Only autographed cards were affected. The cards are stamped with the Topps Transcendent VIP logo.
The $27,000 boxes each offered an invitation to the party where gifts were handed out and Hank Aaron appeared as a special guest.
Some of the cards and a few packs are being sold on eBay.
Topps says it can’t replace or re-number the signed cards that were mistakenly numbered but if you have additional questions, you can email [email protected].
Kyle Emkes began collecting autographs as a youngster, heeding his mom’s advice to write letters to famous folks in hopes of getting something signed. He had fun and kept collecting through his college days as a runner for the University of Illinois. Now, he’s an attorney and his massive autograph collection is on display inside his home near Champaign.
While it’s the bulk of his collection, Emkes doesn’t just collect random sports autographs. He’s tracked down Supreme Court justices, mission specialists at NASA and entertainers, too.
The News-Gazette paid a visit recently, with a story and a nice five-minute video as he tells some of the stories about obtaining the autographs—like the time he and a friend chased a golf cart to snare a popular NFL player.
Tom Brady is making his eighth trip to the Super Bowl and his rookie cards are, dare we say, becoming Jordanesque.
As of this writing, 9 of the top 10 ‘most watched’ football cards on eBay featured the Patriots’ 40-year-old quarterback. You can see the list here.