DATA: 2008 Topps Finest Chrome Refractor (143)
PING: Topps Finest is a good looking set, but not one that I would seek out to collect. I like the nice balanced design, the subtle line-work in the background and squared off diamond shape that frames the photo. It definitely sets itself from other card designs, but I would get bored with it after cracking a few packs. Joey will probably be the lone representative of Topps Finest in my collection, but that’s fine by me.
What I cannot figure out about the photo is where the game is being played. Joey is wearing the Reds 3rd jersey, normally reserved for Sunday home games and special occasions, couple with away pants. It’s definitely not Great American Ballpark in the background. Some sort of exhibition possibly? I’m stumped.