Thursday, September 4, 2014
There's Gold in Them Hills...Somewhere
Maybe collectors have been spoiled in recent years. While I'm no fan of Topps and their million parallels, I realize that for box breakers the addition of new colors each year makes the break...well, more colorful.
Speaking of color, I picked up this Pedro Alvarez refractor from Finest off ebay. Wanna play a round of guess what color it is?
If you guess gold, you're right. But with all the color in the background, it's pretty tough to actually make out that it's a gold refractor. If anything, the gold pops more in the scan than it does in person. I really like the design to Finest this year, and it reminds me a lot of the 90's Finest sets. But the colors seem to completely wash out of the colored ref's with the multi-colored background. Though the X-Fractors from the set do look amazing. But for $3.50 shipped, I can't complain too much. It's a cool card at a good price. But boy would a more pronounced gold background look nice with those Sunday throwback uniforms.