This happened recently with this 1994 Topps card of Juan Gonzalez.
I picked this card up because I liked the photo on the front; including the doughnut.
I didn't realize until I went to scan the card that this is actually a Pre-Production Sample card.
Notice the statement "Design and photo selection subject to change." Here is the actual 1994 Topps card.
Which one do you like better? The Pre-Production Sample or the actual base version?
Anyone collect Pre-Preoduction Samples? I have a few and think I might start a little mini collection.