Sunday, May 17, 2020

Rodney's Cardboard:1996 Finest Gold Refractor

It's that day of the week again, a day I show off the latest Rodney Hampton addition!

Today's was a long awaited card that once I saw, I grabbed.

1996 was a great year for Topps Finest with its multi leveled base cards and refractor parallels. One card I have been wanting and wasn't sure I was ever going to find was the Gold refractor since they are so rare. I tried to research how hard these were, but couldn't find the exact details and  my mind is shady to remember such facts from over 24 years ago. I once knew it.

Either way, it's a very tough pull.

One finally popped up on COMC via eBay and I wasn't going to let it sit there for the taken. Instead, I took it.

I couldn't quite capture it's golden refractoryness

Backside of the card tells us it's a rare card level just for the gold aspect. That's not even adding on the fact it's a refractor.

This also finishes up my 1996 Finest needs.

The more Rodney's I find, the closer I am to getting them all. I keep seeing my Google Sheet being covered in yellow, which  makes me happy but sad at the same time knowing probably at some point I could have them all and that's it. Or it could narrow me down to just 1/1's I may never find and that could be it.

But, at least I have plenty of other PC's to pass the time.


  1. It's pretty cool too that you were able to find one that isn't going green!

    1. And I have it away from light so it hopefully wont!

  2. Nice case hit. Mid 90's refractors are awesome, but these rare gold refractors took things to the next level. Congratulations on this beautiful pickup.

    1. Yes I agree. Wished I could had caught the sunlight better on it