One collector pulled the Jeren Kendall 2018 Bowman Chrome Prospects Superfractor than saw another one listed online and won it to compare, which makes for two copies. Given that each is graded by a reputable grading company, it’s fair to say that these are both legitimate examples. The only noticeable difference appears to be the placement of the 1/1 stamp, which could imply that they were printed by two separate production machines.
So what happened here?
As mentioned in previous articles, most big card manufacturers will produce replacements in an effort to satisfy customer requests when cards are acquired damaged. Since both examples received high grades, one example wouldn’t have been issued as a replacement, which means it was issued for some other reason. The common guess is an employee backdoored the replacement for profit but if that’s the case, it may imply they took more than just this card since player significance is low. If that’s true, we could see other duplicates surface over time.
While this is all just speculation, seeing two of the same superfractor makes for some interesting thoughts.
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