High end sets continue to get more and more extreme as the years go by. Back in the early 90s, Topps Finest, Upper Deck SP, and Fleer Flair were considered high end. Today those sets would be considered low end as they focus on only base cards and a few parallels to chase after. Today high end boxes start at roughly $75 per card (Panini National Treasures) and go up from there where a "box" can cost up to $26,000 for 205 cards (Topps Transcendent).
Today I am going to look at a pair of high end Cutch cards I have had in my collection for a few years that I was able to get for under the price of a blaster.
The card on the left is from 2015 National Treasures. We all know that Panini lacks the MLB licensing so there are no team logos on the cards. The jersey is hidden so that isn't much of a problem, but it would have been nice to cut more of the helmet off so the lack of a team logo wasn't so apparent.
The card on the right features a very similar boring road grey jersey relic on another high end product. This time it is a licensed Topps product from a set called 2017 Diamond Icons.
Which plain jersey swatch card looks better? Are cards like this a waste in a high end set like National Treasures or Diamond Icons? Leave a comment below.