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The Maxi Gamer Phoenix was released with 2 different logos. This card is the first "revision" (well.. the cards are actually close to identical, let alone the logo).
Its PCB date is one week before official sales start, so I think it is hardly possible to find earlier retail cards. The old logo is pretty much only simple text, they revised it and released the Phoenix with a nice looking logo few weeks later (my other card has a PCB date of December 1998).