Wow... I understand that Topps has gotten into the habit of making short-print versions of cards.. Like 2008's Red Sox w/ Giuliani, Johan No-Hitter card etc.
Obviously, there is a huge difference between a corrected and uncorrected error. I just took a quick look on ebay and there are a million of these things!!! I can't find one corrected version up on ebay! So, it would appear that this is an uncorrected error and since there are dozens for sale on ebay, they don't seem to be short-printed..
Why the heck are people paying $30-$50+ for these things? Seems like they'll probably be selling for a buck in a week or two.
On March 9th and 10th, there were three on ebay that sold for more than $50 + shipping.. Today, the 11th, three have sold on ebay for less than $2 + shipping.. I really can't believe anyone actually spent $5 on this card, let alone $50.
Last year I noticed that 2009 Topps Football #85 Tony Gonzalez had the very same error. Instead of HK, Gonzo had the GU (Gene Upshaw) memorial patch worn league wide in 2008, when he was with Kansas City. What Topps did not do when painting him in Atlanta Falcons colors prior to their 2009 FB release, they failed to edit the GU patch off his jersey.
2009 Topps #85 (poor paint job by Topps not to edit off GU patch)
2008 Season (League wore "GU" patch for Week 1 only) Coincidentally, this was the Tom Brady leg injury game too.