I bought a used copy of R.E.M.'s New Adventures in Hi-Fi online. Everything's fine, except on the album cover I noticed the word "Hi-Fi" is missing — it just says New Adventures in (see below).
No picture of the album I found online has the same mistake, and I could find no other references to the missing Hi-Fi. The word wasn't simply erased either, since the text alignment is actually different. The booklet seems genuine too.
Now of course this isn't a grave issue, but it's one that has me curious. Is this a known misprint, and if so, what's its history? May it have been deliberate?