After cigars are rolled they are carefully inspected for quality assurance. If the color doesn't meet the strict standards, then they are set aside to be sold as "seconds." Roly Seconds Torpedo No. 6 (6 1/2" x 52) cigars are rolled with the sam Brazilian, Nicaraguan, Dominican and Ecuadorian tobaccos as the box product, so you're still getting high-end tobacco. The factory's mishap is the consumer's value.