Monday, May 28, 2018

2005 Topps Pristine Legends Uncirculated Encased Refractor

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Pristine Legends
Card Number: 43
Card Type: Uncirculated Encased Refractor Parallel
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 543/549

Wow been a crazy month for me work wise.  But as May comes to a close my schedule will be slowing way down.  What better way to get back into the swing of things than with a nice shiny card. 2005 Topps Pristine would be the last year Topps would produce the brand.  It had an interesting box scheme.  Each box had 5 packs.  Each pack had one uncirculated card and then another pack.  Inside the inner pack was a relic card and another pack.  And inside that inner pack were the base cards.   Robin has a few cards in this set including an auto, a relic,  a base card, and a bunch of parallel cards.   My apologies for the blurriness of the card, but these encased cards scan horribly.  There is an nice little write up on the back that mentions team mate Hank Aaron and Robin's HOF career stats.  

Thursday, May 3, 2018

1993 Pacific Spanish

Year: 1993
Manufacturer: Pacific
Set: Flagship (Spanish)
Card Number: 167
Card Type: Base

Continuing from last post...  Part of Colbey's afforable group break was a box of Pacific's inaugural release in 1993. Pacific attempted to fill niche that Topps had tried before by marketing their set specifically to the Spanish speaking markets.   I already had a couple copies of this card, but it was nice to receive a pack fresh copy for the collection as well.  I like the overall design of the card.  Pacific used shading and angles to try and give the card a more 3D feel.  The cards are colorful and bright and the back features a second player photo.  Pacific also introduced, what would become the very popular, prism cards with this set and had a couple cool inserts  that were not easy to pull falling only about 1 to 2 per box.