I was looking through some cards and was wondering what makes a 2005 Topps 50th anniversary card a retro card? I have looked at both and do not see any difference.
But I look on ebay and I cannot see any difference on the card between regular 50th anniversary card and the "retro" card.
both show #431 2005 Topps 50th Anniversary = SN50
that's the best that I could do...
I really appreciate your help, But I cannot figure how PSA differentiates the cards. The only difference I see is on the flip PSA uses. And retro is more expensive.
First off, there are no retro sales since 1/2022 (at least according to PSA auction report). My hunch is the flip for the retro is made up. Either a submitter made it up manually and it somehow got accepted, or someone at PSA for some reason decided to create it during the current Lighthouse flip era. Reason being, the design of the 2005 issue is a homage to the 1956 design (though I don't see anything in 1956 that looks like the Rodgers), so in a sense it is a "retro" card, and I guess since it is a rookie card they invented "Retro Rookie". Plus, if we look at the Pop Report, there are no other "retro" cards except for a single Alphonso Hodge. Just doesn't make sense if this retro version truly exists as a separate issue/parallel! But if you are submitting one, go for the Retro version and extract more value out of it!!!
Thank you. I already have a graded one in PSA 10, but does not say retro. Was just thinking my eyes were deceiving me.