Saturday, August 01, 2020

1996 Pinnacle Bob Hamelin #289

I was worried for a little bit I couldn't find this one lousy common because of a little cult notoriety - where this particular card it has been goofed on the web for the past 10 years.

I was digging around and jumped on a listing for the card, spending about $1 to land a copy of this all-time beauty - finally getting the card in-hand, it does feel a little weird, where the surface isn’t that regular 1996 Pinnacle glossy finish that is prone to brick up over the past 25 years.

The stock is a little thinner and for a moment, I wondered if I have a fake card in-hand [seriously?] - doing some research, most sites referencing the card uses ‘foil’ to identify the card.

What I definitely have is a more of a ‘foil’ like card, though I wouldn't remember if 1996 Pinnacle had such a parallel - I wonder if Hamelin has a regular base card which is what I originally wanted in the first place [if it actually existed].


madding said...

It looks like the base card to me. The "foil" parallel would have a darker background.

Fuji said...

Wow. Had no idea this card was so difficult to track down. Sportlots has zero copies. eBay and COMC have only one copy each.. and it's the same graded card. Guess there are collectors out there hoarding the Hamelin.

Laurens said...

I'll try to see if I can take better pictures of the surface of the card to show the apparent difference [or not].