Here's a fun one!
I came across this Nolan Ryan the other day and for a few bucks, I couldn't turn it down. I hadn't seen one of these original (is it the first Finest set?) Topps Finest cards since my collecting childhood - and man, I gotta say that I think they are just as cool now as they were back then! I don't think I could afford any of the Finest packs when they came out. So...I guess some things don't change :)
Yes, it's a rainbow of color with two stars exploding towards you out of a Nick Jr-worthy hexagon.....
....but I think it's awesome! It's shiny and reflective and was a trailblazer for things to come in the hobby. So perhaps I am a bit biased as this card serves as a tiny hobby time machine for me....but, I think it's pretty cool. Not to mention that it IS Nolan Ryan.
The back of the card (eeeek):
Whoa. Not sure I can add to much to this....
So, there you go. Some '93 Finest, Ryan Express style. Do you guys have any of these older Finest cards in your collections? Does anybody have a Mattingly up for trade?
Thanks for reading!