Patience pays off sometimes. As soon as I saw the Beam Team Autographs design out of 2008 Topps Stadium Club, I knew I wanted to pick up a Hamilton. They started out in the $35 range for a total price including shipping. Just a little bit too much for my taste for a base sticker autograph. I waited it out until just before Christmas when I hit a BIN for $19.99 with free shipping. I have a really hard time holding off on grabbing cards right when they come out, but I am getting better and reaping the rewards.
Enough with the nitty gritty details about how the card was acquired. Onto the card itself. These cards are acetate, so the coloured sections are transparent. To further the stained glass effect, the black lines which represent the lead cames used in actual stained glass works are raised off the surface of the card, which makes it feel cool when you run your finger over the card.
There are also silver (/99) and gold (/50) versions of this card out there. I think I will chase the silver version, but I just don’t really like the look of the gold one.