I have a question......but a story comes first.
My first PJ show was PJ20. A ten clubber treated me to his second tickets. He got the Alpine Valley package so needless to say, I was in heaven.
We go to the Merch tent the night before the show to buy stuff and I bought a couple tee-shirts and my very first poster. I tell the guy I want the Ames and Hampton show poster, he gets them for me; and as he is handing them to me the Hampton is on the top. He looks it over and says "Congrats man" to which I replay...."for what?". He tells me that all the Hampton posters he has sold that evening were red and mine was purple. I didn't have any idea what he was talking about and didn't want to show my ignorance so i just walked away.
The next day we went to the artists expo and I bought my 3rd poster from Hampton. (it was a Motorhead poster) I was talking to Hampton and asked him if he would sign my show poster. (I had just spent $100.00 on the Motorhead poster) He says he'd be happy to so I pull out my tube and he takes out the show poster, lays it right next to the GID variants he is selling and bends over to sign it for me. He looks at my poster, looks at the variant right next it, looks at mine again, and then looks at them both from the side and tells me I have a variant of the variant and shakes my hand. There is no one in line to talk to him so I swallow my pride and ask him what exactly that means. He shows me the difference between the two posters saying that the GID variant has purple colors where the show edition has red BUT the poster I have has the purple variant color and no GID in the border so he says it is a variant of the variant.
Now the question:
WHAT does all of this mean? Is my poster more rare than the variant? Does it have more value or less because of this? Is it a misprint? I can't seem to get any information on any of this over at EB so I am turning to you. All opinions are welcome. Help me please.....
Just for the record I am not looking to flip or sell this poster. I already have framed and matted it and hung it in my bedroom. I just want some kind of information. Maybe it can increase my trading power.