1967 Topps Baseball Errors and Variations

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

If you look close enough at any sports card set, you’re probably going to find some sort of error. Whether that’s a spelling mistake, wrong photo or a glitch in the stats, baseball card errors can make an otherwise mundane card memorable. Today, few mistakes are corrected due to the modern printing process, costs associated with it and distribution. But this wasn’t always the case. Like most sets from its era, many 1967 Topps Baseball errors were corrected. And some other cards came with variations (and not the intentionally short-printed kind).

Most of the 1967 Topps Baseball variations are subtle like missing stat lines and slightly altered bits of text on the back. The biggest error is probably James Murray Brown’s photo being used instead of George Korince. However, this is one of the few errors in the set that wasn’t created.

Here’s a breakdown of the 1967 Topps Baseball errors and variations.

1967 Topps Baseball Errors and Variations Gallery

26 Bob Priddy


1967 Topps 26 Bob Priddy No Traded Line

No traded line.


1967 Topps 26 Bob Priddy Traded Line Arrow

With traded line.


45 Roger Maris


1967 Topps 45 Roger Maris Cards

Cards


1967 Topps 45 Roger Maris Yankees

Yankees, blank back


58 Paul Schaal


1967 Topps 58 Paul Schaal Bat Natural

normal colored bat


1967 Topps 58 Paul Schaal Green Bat

green bat above name


72 George Korince, John Matchick

1967 Topps 72 Korince Matchick

Uncorrected Error – Korince photo is actually James Murray Brown

86 Mike McCormick


1967 Topps 86 Mike McCormick No Trade

No traded line, Senators on back.


1967 Topps 86 Mike McCormick With Trade Arrow

Traded line, Giants on back.


103 Mickey Mantle Checklist


1967 Topps 103A Mickey Mantle Checklist

170 D McAuliffe


1967 Topps 103B Mickey Mantle Checklist Arrow

170 D. McAuliffe


128 Ed Spiezio


1967 Topps 128 Ed Spiezio

full last name on front


1967 Topps 128 Ed Spiezio Name Missing

last name cut off


191 Willie Mays Checklist


1967 Topps 191a Willie Mays Checklist

with neck, 214 Tom Kelley


1967 Topps 191b Willie Mays Checklist

no neck, 214 Dick Kelley


200 Willie Mays

1967 Topps Willie Mays Back Arrow

Uncorrected Error – “Sna Fran.” for 1963 stat line on back

223 Mike Ryan, Boston Red Sox


1967 Topps 223 Mike Ryan dotted

Dot in facsimile signature


1967 Topps 223 Mike Ryan no dot

No dot in facsimile signature


254 Milt Pappas

1967 Topps 254 Milt Pappas

No facsimile autograph on front (no variation exists)

282 Johnny Odom

1967 Topps 282 Johnny Odom Back Arrow

Uncorrected Error – born “1046”

374 Mel Queen


1967 Topps 374 Mel Queen Line

line below stats


1967 Topps 374 Mel Queen No Line

no line below stats


402 Grant Jackson, Billy Wilson


1967 Topps 402 Line

line below Wilson’s stats


1967 Topps 402 No Line

no line below Wilson’s stats


417 Bob Bruce


1967 Topps 417 Bob Bruce Braves

“Braves” on back


1967 Topps 417 Bob Bruce Rbaves Arrow

“Rbaves” on back


427 Ruben Gomez


1967 Topps 427 Ruben Gomez With Totals

with career totals


1967 Topps 427 Ruben Gomez No Totals One Line

no career stats, one line at bottom

1967 Topps 427 Ruben Gomez No Totals Two Lines

no career stats, two lines at bottom


447 Bo Belinsky


1967 Topps 447 Bo Belinsky Full Stats

full stats


1967 Topps 447 Bo Belinsky No 1967 Stats

bottom line of stats obscured


454 Juan Marichal Checklist


1967 Topps 454 Juan Marichal Checklist Left Ear Showing

both ears showing


1967 Topps 454 Juan Marichal Checklist No Left Ear Showing

no left ear


Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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11 comments

  1. james d. allen sr 3 March, 2016 at 22:23

    sellers on ebay are creating variations. for higher card prices. mike ryan,with dot barely showing . i have been buying you price guide since you started printing.
    is this considered a error or not. funny after collecting
    for 55 years never seen this in anybody guides. stuff like this type of greed is what has and is destroying the hobby.

    • Ryan Cracknell 4 March, 2016 at 11:02

      Printing errors have been around forever. But stuff like that is usually considered as such, similar to if you pull a Topps base card without the foil. It might be a novelty but not normally.

  2. Alan Cowart 4 April, 2016 at 13:14

    The entire 1st series doesn’t have the dot between the name and the position.

  3. Anthony peters 19 May, 2016 at 22:56

    Did anyone notice thid error on the Jim Palmer
    Rookie card? Four lines down it calls him the left-handed,Jim was a right hander.

  4. Chris Thompson 11 May, 2017 at 22:08

    I’ve seen two examples the White Sox Team Card with the Cleveland Indians stats on the back. Anyone else seen this or know anything about it ?

  5. Henry 15 May, 2017 at 16:42

    I have several 1967 poster inserts that have been misnomered. Should they be thrown out?

  6. Henry 19 May, 2017 at 17:32

    I have several 1967 insert Pin-ups (8) that are misnumbered by Topps at the factory.

  7. David A. Donovan 10 April, 2019 at 10:01

    I have a #150 Mickey Mantle with the “OF” on the front in white

    All others I see are in yellow

    Is this common? Or maybe just faded

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