The standard inserts have the player's name and the word "ar•che•types" stamped in silver foil across the bottom like this:
In fact more than half of the "ar•che•types" inserts I found in my flea market finds purchase were missing the silver foil, so I decided to do a little research on the issue. What I discovered is that more than a handful have made their way into packs of 2015 Topps.
On eBay several auctions have closed and completed sales have ranged from $1.99 (for Giancarlo Stanton) to $42.00 (for Mike Trout). Unfortunately, they're not quite as popular as the "no name" 1990 Topps Frank Thomas rookie cards:
Worst case scenario... my baseball insert binders will always be willing to give the Trout, Ripken, Ryan, McGwire, and Aaron a loving home. And since Cespedes is a former Athletics fan favorite... he'll probably stick around as well.
As for the Puig... if he pans out and becomes the star everyone predicts he'll be... then maybe this will be the insert card that kicks off my Yasiel Puig page in my binder.
Okay. It's your turn to chime in...
Do you have any commercials that will forever be trapped in your head?
If you're a player collector, does a non-foil error card have a place in your collection?
Am I a greedy scumbag for trying to make a profit on these?
Lol... don't worry you won't hurt my feelings if you say "yes" to the third question. There's just something about my eBay listing that makes me feel uncomfortable. It's kinda like selling cards of an athlete the same day he/she passes away.
You guys are kind of my conscience. If enough of you feel it's "wrong", then I'll take the listing down and add the cards to my collection. Won't be a huge loss since I've always been fascinated with "error" cards.
Hope you had a great week. Happy Friday and sayonara!