I find it odd that JJP would even have more then 1 of each number sticker. Why print multiple stickers with the same number, unless it’s planned to use the same number twice.
I can understand the OP’s frustration, I’d be equally pissed off. If I give a company Money for a unique product that they advertise. Then I’d expect it to be unique. People laugh it off because the number is 1939. (Super cool) but what about a signed #1 prototype? The games value will definitely be affected by that special number.
If this is “just a mistake” then it speaks volumes about jjp’s bookkeeping skills. If you can’t keep customers orders organized then you have larger internal problems then just printing 2 stickers with the same number. Serial numbers and product numbers should match. Because they don’t match at best we see mistakes being made, at worst we see customers deceived on purpose.
Here’s another example. Wasn’t a stern hulk Le #194 stolen years back from a movie theater? If anyone else has a hulk LE # 194 it wouldn’t look good for the seller of that game, everyone would assume it was stolen. What it one of these 1939 games went missing? Would the other owner automatically be suspected as a thief?