Apparently the black comes with and without the reflective strip, and the cream only comes with the strip.
Just out of curiosity, where did you order your tire from?
I have looked a few times at the North American distributor's site, and they haven't had all three variations available yet that I've seen. At the moment they only show the cream version. http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/1330
The cream would be awesome for a retro-style bike, except that it has that dang reflective strip and printed logo on it.
I posted a comment there to that effect.
I ordered a BLACKWALL Fat Frank 26" tire from Niagara Cycle and they sent a reflective sidewall tire. They are willing to take it back but say that Schwalbe doesn't make an all blackwall tire, that they all have a reflective sidewall although I,m looking at a picture of one now.Do They Or Don't They make an all Blackwall??