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Monday, August 9, 2010

1996 Topps Finest Series 1

Hey all. I'm back with another pack here on the Pack Rip Cafe. Today we go back to 1996 with Topps Finest.

1996 Topps Finest Series 1

#181 G15 Doug Drabek (Astros)
#176 G31 Greg Colbrunn (Marlins)

#116 G45 Rico Brogna (Mets)
#155 G35 Wade Boggs (Yankees)

#55 G72 Ricky Bones (Brewers)
#21 G51 Eddie Murray (Indians)

Total Cards: 6
Teams Represented: 6
Rookie Cards: 0
Parallels: 0
Inserts: 0
Hits: 0
Keepers for Me: 3 (Brogna, Boggs, Murray) The rest are available

Front Design: 7 out of 10 Good pictures, nice design, very shiny, no team logo, protective film.
Back Design: 7 out of 10 Nice design, only one year and total career stats, good player fact, no team logo
Player Selection: 7.5 out of 10 Very Good, all quality players, 2 HOFers
FINAL OVERALL RATING: RBI Single over first base. Very cool looking cards that are the forefathers of chrome cards. I like the over all package very much but not a big fan of the strange numbering system wit 2 numbers and different themes. 3 out of six keepers (50%) is a hit even if the whole pack is base with no inserts or parallels.

Thanks for Reading!

1 comment:

  1. Topps Finest was a great product during the mid 90's. Got to love the refractors. Def agree with the point of being a precursor to Chrome. Cool review!!!


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