Monday, April 28, 2014

From the Pedro Binder

2001 Fleer eX


If I told you this was a turn of the century Fleer set, you’d probably picture something like this. Lots of flash, very little substance.

Oh, sure. All the important stuff is right there. Pedro’s picture is the only picture on the card. There’s his name, and position. And, the Red Sox logo. It’s there twice, actually. The card is actually a plastic feel and thickness. The parts that look rough are actually sparkles. For some reason.

Which really sums up this card. For some reason.

There are sparkless. The name is in gold. Pedro himself is highlighted around the edges. It has that gravely look to it.

Just because.

It flat out doesn’t work for me.

It also bothers me when companies use the cut out photo when the picture doesn’t have the whole body. Look at Pedro’s right foot. It’s not all there. Now, I’m sure in the full picture, there’s a very good reason for that. It’s obscured by the mound. But, standing alone as it is makes it just look awkward.

Maybe the Topps monopoly is a good thing after all.

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