I’m not really sure what to make of this card. I picked it up in a trade on Beckett, and I am really happy with it, it is just one of those ‘different’ cards that kind of sticks out. I think the sticking point for me is that it is a refractor with a dull cardboard back. I mean ‘dull’ as in ‘non-glossy’ not ‘boring’. Not that the back is all that exciting. Some stats, a small write up, and the serial numbering (/52). The front of the card is well put together. One problem with a lot of Hamilton’s 2007 cards is that there are way too many posed shots. This is one of those.
Overall, I am happy to add this to my collection. I traded an Alex Rodriguez bat card out of 2008 A&G as the main piece in the trade. There were a few bits and pieces going each way as well, but these were the main blocks.
This is a fairly short printed parallel from his rookie year in the big leagues, but it isn’t really a card I probably would have purchased. Its cool to trade and have the opportunity to pick up cards like this for a card I didn’t really have that much attachment too.