Not sure why this is considered a “throwback” insert from 2005, but my only guess is because Topps wasn’t lazy with the chrome cards and actually added etching and depth to the cards, including the players. Still, it’s a decent card and serial #’d to 100.
Forgot to scan these: 1997 Finest Silver, 1997 Finest Silver Embossed, and 1997 Finest Silver Refractor. Just need the embossed refractor to complete the "rainbow". Can't really tell the embossed in the scan (middle) but the way to tell normally is because the card didn't have the protective film.
Not a fan of the mirror image subset from the 1995 set; instead of chrome they used foil, so scanning definitely doesn't showcase the cards as well as the rest of the set. Still, leaves me with 14 left of the mirror image cards to go.
Thanks! I have the complete set of 1997; trying to complete the 1994 and 1995 sets as well. The 1995 set is my favorite from the 90s in terms of design, not to mention the decent rookies in it. Refractors are even better but I don’t have the funds to complete that set.
Not baseball but I snagged a 90s refractor for less than the cost of shipping in a padded envelope from CA.
Now, I know the dude was short but did Topps have to imply that with how this was cut? What a waste of empty space!
I finally decided to go through my binders and boxes of cards to see what I had in terms of complete sets so that I can pass them along to my boys. I didn't realize that I had almost a complete set of 1997 Topps Finest, but only the bronze (common). Since the complete set is 350 cards (not...