Friday, September 20, 2013

Refraction Action: Jim Edmonds '08 Chrome X-Fractor

This looks kinda cool.

Here it is without the distracting background(s).

It might appear like the image is pixilated, but that's just how the refractor is. It's got a weird "checkerboard" look to it.

This is a 2008 Topps Chrome "X-Fractors" card featuring Jim Edmonds photoshopped by Topps into something that could sorta pass as a Padres uniform. Although he put together an excellent career, his stint in San Diego was quite unspectacular, as he batted just .178 in 26 games. I threw this card in with a recent COMC order for 51 cents to add to my collection of "Oh yeah, I forgot that once-big-name player was a Padre for a moment near the twilight of his career" guys. (Players of his ilk include Cliff Floyd, Ron Gant, and the subject of the first Refeactin' Action: Mike Piazza.)

The above is my attempt to capture the refractor in action.

Here's a regular ol' scan of the card.

This concludes today's installment of Refractin' Action. Thanks for joining us and see you next time.


  1. Awful photoshop but I like X-fractors. Nice cameo appearance, albeit brief, in the Refractin' Action btw.

  2. This saves me the effort from turning my own refractors from side to side. Thanks! :)

  3. Flippin' cool. Thanks for sharing.