Monday, September 1, 2014

How do you hide a Refractor? With Camouflage!

First off, I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day. I know some of you still have to work today, but hopefully you're able to take off from work earlier or enjoy a slower day. Being in the corporate world, I am off today, and I "worked from home" on Friday, if you get my drift.

While I was hoping today would be lazy, my wife and I actually went to look at a house. Not sure if The Lost Collector and fam will be moving out to the burbs, although it's going to happen eventually, and sooner than later.

Anyhow, on to the post title. As you know, Topps has issued some camouflage parallels as of late. I feel like every couple of years, camo is fashionable, whether it's men's shorts or t-shirts or women's tank tops or something. I can't say I own any camos shorts, although I do admit to having a camo thermal shirt.

I'm curious to see if the camo parallels stick around, or if they'll be done after this year. I sort of like them, although the camo-ness of the Topps base design is a little less camo-y than I imagined. See what I mean?
I took another shot on a camo parallel, this time from 2014 Bowman Platinum. Not only that, but it's a Refractor and is numbered 15/15. Yep, AN EBAY 1/1 OMGZ! I grabbed this card on Listia for 7,999 credits, which is a lot, but it's a cool card of a player I collect. So why not? The refractor-ness of it is awesome, and I like how the camo is incorporated on the whole card, as opposed to just around the border. I wish the flagship did that, like they do with the red foil parallels.
What do you think? Is camo IN or OUT?

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a big fan of the camo borders... Seems like a fad that will pass before too long.

    But then I looked at the Gary Sanchez you posted and I must say that I like it. I bet it looks even better in hand. Pretty slick!