Happy Refractor Friday.. here we go!
2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #29 Andre Dawson refractor parallel.
Here's another view of it. It's a nice looking card.
I really like refractors like these, as with Heritage, where they've got the "vintage" paper feel to the backs (that is, matte instead of glossy). Perhaps anachronistic, to drop a big word, but I like it paired with a refractor front.
A minor pet peeve with Topps All-Time Fan Favorites is how on the back they ignore other teams the guy played with, like how this card doesn't include Dawson's stats with the Cubs and later stops of his career. Just seems like they're trying too hard to be team-centric, such as how that blurb really didn't need "as an Expo" tacked on the end.
But yeah, I've been smitten with ATFF refractors lately, keeping an eye out for low-priced examples, and this Andre is one such score. Funny how even though I don't chase current cards, I always seem to find new old cards to get excited about collecting. (If you have any ATFF refractors available, I'd love a shot at working out a trade.)
Pretty sure Topps has used this same photo on several Andre Dawson cards over the years, and if I had more time I might try digging around to find some more examples. But hey, the goal is to keep these Refractor Fridays posts quick and easy, so I'll simply reiterate that it's a nice card and call it good.
Thanks for admiring that neat refractor with me. I was originally gonna call these posts something like "Refraction Appreciation Society" posts or something like that, but Refractor Friday does the job at half the price.
By the way, have you checked out the new Prize Pool yet? Probably nothing that'll blow you away, but a decent selection of various cards available for lucky winners to choose from.
This Bobby Jenks Bowman X-fractor leads off the first "page" of refractors available in the pool.
Let's take a look at the back-- oh no!
Looks like some bad hombre passed out drinking a 40, rudely obscuring the back of card.
There are 172 of this particular Bobby Jenks parallel in existence. Which serial number in the print run do you think this one is? First correct answer in the comments below wins their pick of any 4 cards from the prize pool mailed PWE to the US-based address of their choice. Anonymous comments need to include your city to be eligible-- for example, "My guess is 1, signed Dave in Flagstaff"-- to discourage any funny business. But yeah, just pick a number between 1 and 172. I could EVEN give you another hint to make it easier, but is that even necessary? wink wink, lol. Then check back next week to see if you won and we'll play a new round of guess-the-number.
I'll guess 70, mostly because I like the 7-Up keychain. I imagine it's closer to the age of the action figure than the card, maybe older. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I've had that since the mid 80s. It originally had liquid in it, but that evaporated sometime in the 90s.Delete
#1 from casey in Bangor, CAReplyDelete
40? Thanks for the contest.ReplyDelete
Sweet looking Dawson!! My guess is 123.ReplyDelete
Um, I mean 124. Duh.Delete
I've always loved the 1981 Topps design, and it looks great as a refractor. I'll go right in the middle and pick #86!ReplyDelete
I guess 146. Can't go wrong with an Andre Dawson card.ReplyDelete
I'll go with the uniform number of the subject of today's post - Andre Dawson's 10.ReplyDelete
I'm going to go 111 for no real reason other than that seems like a quirky serial number you might own!ReplyDelete
And I missed the hint. But I wont guess again because I don't deserve it.Delete
120. Gorgeous shine. Glad Topps featured him with the Expos. And I like this pose slightly more than his original stare down dugout photo.ReplyDelete
Great Dawson! Guessing 66...thanks for the fun contests!ReplyDelete
Contest is now closed.. thanks to all who entered! Results coming in next Refractor Friday post.ReplyDelete