Since I'm serious about my resolution to create some more original content for this blog, something that's been lacking for quite a while, I've decided to proceed with an idea I've had for a bit. To counteract the negativity and frustration I've experienced, mostly thanks to Topps the last few years, I'm going to start a new feature where each post discusses an aspect of the hobby that really appeals to me. I think this will get me to appreciate my reasons for collecting even more, and hopefully it'll also garner some comments from readers like you, whether you agree or disagree with each post's topic, or better yet, have something really interesting to add. So here we go, the first of what will hopefully be many posts about things that keep me collecting despite some of the more disappointing aspects of what can now be referred to more accurately as an industry, yet is still enjoyable enough for people like us to spend time blogging about it.
Today's post will focus on something that I know to be wildly popular among collectors--and for good reason: Refractors!
|One of my personal favorites from my PC|
|Mmmm...I loves me some Jewel Staite! (from Fanpop)|
Rich Hill 2008 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor (#1/5)
Bill Freehan 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Refractors (#145/299)
Jason Avant 2006 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor auto (#35/50)
Leon Hall 2007 Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs Blue Refractor auto (#07/75)
Love or hate Refractors, or have any other opinions on the topic? Please leave a comment below!
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more posts like this one, as soon as I think for a while about what I'd like to cover next. Until then, the next time you're flipping through your collecting, see if you don't find a Refractor and think about how great it was when you pulled it or picked it up. SHINY!