Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cards I Like Just Because.

    Hello again all. Today on BA Benny's Baseball Card Buffet I am going to show off some cards in my collection that I like just because I like them. They are not any from teams or players I collect. They are not from a specific set I want to complete or any brand or year that mean anything personal to me. Straight up, I just like the way they look. I have a binder that has my error cards with their corrected and behind those id the "Cool Card" section. As usual, the pictures don't do them justice but you get the idea.

1999 HoloGrFX Launchers Albert Belle
1998 Topps Power Brokers Refractor Greg Vaughn die cut
The Belle has a circular pattern as you can see that creates some interesting motions in the light when the card is moved. The Vaughn is a refractor die cut that has some deep colors along with a fun die cut pattern. Refractors are always cool in my book and this one is just a little cooler.

2005 Topps Gallery Carlos Delgado Artists Proof
2004 Fleer Ultra Richie Weeks
The Delgado Gallery looks awesome while the colors of the foil on the Weeks just pop.

2004 UD Power Up Shining Through Jeff Bagwell
1995 Topps Embossed Gold Jose Valentin
The reflective (not refractive) quality along with the colors on the Bagwell creates a nice look. The Valentin is the gold parallel to the Embossed set and the player portion is raised.

2006 Bowman Sterling Refractor Leonard Pope auto sn'd 723/900
2007 Topps Opening Day Jordan Tata auto
The Sterling just looks awesome and is the thickest non relic/patch card I have ever seen (see below) while the red, white, and blue design on the Tata auto looks great. It is also the only auto from any edition of Opening day that I have.

2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Status Bud Norris die cut sn'd 55/75
2005 Sweet Spot Majestic Materials Shingo Takatsu patch sn'd 03/35
The red foil on the Norris is an eye catcher. The Takatsu just knocks my socks off. The three color patch, copper foil and card colors in general make it a swweeeeettt looking card to me.

1997 Bowman Jay Buhner.
This picture stinks but you get the gist of the card. The flag background makes it great. In fact after seeing this card again I have decided to start a new collecting goal, cards with American flags somewhere on the card so anybody who wants to help me out, feel free.

There it is, some cards I like just because. Let me know what you think and look for more of these in the future.

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Baseball Cards Rule said...

Nice Bud. The others are bad either.

TheBrooklynMet said...

Cool stuff, I have a launchers of Piazza that I like a lot for the same reasons.

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