Sunday, May 9, 2021

Orange you a pretty card

Sometimes, I look at a card and think 'that's just a pretty card right there.'

I don't think I could describe what a pretty card is. It differs for everyone. Some might base a card's beauty on shine. Some might base it on rarity or perceived value. But when you see it, you know it.

A recent eBay purchase of mine was for an Orange Sapphire parallel from 2020 Update Chrome. Regular Sapphire cards can often be described as pretty. The bright blue and cracked ice design that dance off the surface of the card. They are pretty cards.

But the orange? Wooo. The orange is all sorts of pretty:
When I opened it and looked at it for the first time, that was my reaction. My, this is a pretty card.

It has the shine. It has a unique color. It has the texture. It has scarcity, numbered to just 25. And it has my favorite player of all time.

Pretty for many reasons, indeed. And now one of the favorite cards in my Tino Martinez collection.