SUPER BOWL XXV ERROR TEAM SET. San Francisco 49ers - NFC Champions. ERROR / VARIATION Cards, RARE! FULL / COMPLETE SEALED SET.Includes all twelve (12) 49ers team cards! You'll get: Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Roger Craig, Ronnie Lott, and 8 more! This is the exact sealed team set you will receive. Photo area are samples, representative of the cards you will receive inside this factory sealed set. Includes twelve (12) 49ers team cards - Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Roger Craig, Ronnie Lott, and 8 more!
About these rare cards / rare team set : The 1990 (1990-91) Pro Set Super Bowl XXV error cards were never intended for release to the public. These cards were destined to be destroyed once the 49ers lost the NFC Championship Game in 1991.
Conversely, Pro Set issued actual Super Bowl XXV cards for both the Giants and Bills in 1991 (officially part of the 1990-91 Pro Set Super Bowl Binder release, distributed at the Super Bowl that year to all ticket holders), given the Giants and Bills actually made it to Super Bowl XXV by winning their respective league championship games. So why were these variant (error) cards printed by Pro Set? Pro Set only had two weeks between the championship playoff games and the Super Bowl. Pro Set did this knowing theyd never use half of the cards they were printing, such that there were advance plans to destroy the half of the cards produced, for the two teams that did not make it to Super Bowl XXV. While Pro Set needed to make cards for only the two final teams to make the game, and instead opted to print cards for four teams, this process continues similarly today for companies manufacturing any Super Bowl Winner merchandise (commonly to be handed out immediately after the super bowl).
They manufacture merchandise for both teams (saying each was the winner), so immediately after the game ends, they can hand out actual winners hats and shirts, etc. These companies have to quietly dispose of the non-winning teams "winning" merchandise that incorrectly declared them the winner. Such was the case for these trading cards - the trick for card collectors was trying to get a hold of these 49ers error cards before they were destroyed since the 49ers didn't win the NFC Championship game that year (much less make it to Super Bowl XXV). As intended, the majority of the cards for the two teams that didnt make it to Super Bowl XXV (the 49ers and Raiders cards) were destroyed.
As with anything in life, a few of these error cards managed to escape destruction and eventually made their way to the secondary card market. Offered for your consideration, and rarely seen today - is one factory sealed team-set for the San Francisco 49ers, incorrectly declaring them as the NFC Championship game winners, and participants in Super Bowl XXV.
Your sealed team set will include the following players / cards: George Seifert - Head Coach - Card #299 (top card shown in the sealed set) Roger Craig - Running Back / RB - Card #287 Charles Haley - Linebacker / LB - Card #289 (Corrected; 5 tackles) Pierce Holt - Defensive End / DE - Card #290 Ronnie Lott - Safety / S - Card #291 Guy McIntyre - Guard / G - Card #292 JOE MONTANA - Quarterback / QB - Card #293 JERRY RICE - Wide Receiver / WR - Card #295 John Taylor - Wide Receiver / WR - Kick Return / KR - Card #297 Brent Jones - Tight End / TE - Card #639 Matt Millen - Linebacker / LB - Card #640 Dave Waymer - Safety / S - Card #644 (bottom card shown in the sealed set) Sealed Pack Condition: All cards appear to be NM-MT or better. As a Pro Set master card-collector, weve been lucky enough to come across a couple of these over the years. We opened two of these packs a few years back, and observed that the cards are collated in the exact order listed above, with both the Montana and Rice being situated in the middle of the pack, affording them the most protection over the years (for anyone interested in submitting cards for 3rd party professional grading, this usually translates to higher grades for the cards situated in the middle of the pack). After 27 years, these cards have yet to turn up in any sizable quantity, and are generally harder to find still factory sealed.
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