I know with a collection of over 3,000 unique cards of a single player the obvious reaction is likely one of these scenarios "I didn't know he had that many cards" or "You must have every card made".
Both above statements are very false assumptions. Andrew McCutchen has 6,254 unique cards according to TCDB. If I ever actually spend the time to complete my checklists on their website I would have only roughly half of the produced cards of my main player collection. To put into perspective, Mike Trout has over 14K cards and Fernando Tatis Jr has over 4K cards already.
I am very content with my player selection and with each new card I add to my collection that adds roughly a hundredth (yes 0.01%) to the percentage owned.
Simple math lesson, I need to add 62 new unique cards to the collection to make a 1% increase to the number of cards I own vs the cards produced.
There are cards though that become available that I get really excited to add to the collection.
This is one of them.
Not only did I purchase it with a winning bid of only 49 cents, it also helps cross off a format of cards that I always covet when making my McCutchen purchases.
Dreadlock era Cutch ✔
Pirates uniform ✔
Cards identifying his MVP season ✔
In the football and basketball world, Prizm silvers are the kings of collecting. They are the equivalent to Topps Chrome Refractors, but with some amazing etching on the cards as well as some shine that really pops.
And here they are with a phone flash.
I can't take pictures of Refractors very well and my scanner does them ZERO justice.
What tips do you have for showing off the shine of those Refractor and Prizm cards?