Being primarily a hockey collector for the past few years, before jumping in with both feet to the Hamilton market, I have missed out on some of the coolest cards out there – refractors. The hockey market for NHL cards consists solely of Upper Deck, with In The Game putting out some admirable minor league stuff and high end memorabilia cards. Topps is nowhere to be found, and thus – no refractors for the ice bound set.
The Red Refractor pictured here was one of my favorites as soon as I opened up the bubble mailer. Just a great looking card. One of the fun parts is trying to figure out the best way to scan these cards. Turning them around and varying scanning methods can really cause the light to get picked up in different ways.
Red is my current favorite refractor colour, but that will likely change when I get some other colours to compare it to.