2010 Topps Finest #296/299I have never bought much Topps Finest product. The price point ($150/hobby) is a bit outta my range.
I do however really like the look of the refractors. This Brandon Inge is really a royal blue color. The scan does not do the color of the card justice. I also like the thick card stock used. I wonder why the 2010 Topps Chrome cards were so very warped when these are nice and flat?
A quick thought about Brandon Inge. Inge has a career .237 batting average. In 10 major league seasons, he has 136 home runs. I probably wouldn't mind his paltry batting average if he were averaging more than 13 bombs a season. The number of seasons that Inge has had more hits than strikeouts? Two. He's the all-time whiffs leader in team history.
"But smg, he's a great fielding 3rd baseman!" In 05, 07, and 09, he led the league in errors.
The Detroit Tigers will again use Inge as their everyday third baseman. I await the day we find a better player. We won't find a better man.