- Topps Finest Refractor
- Michael Jordan
The 1994-95 Topps Finest refractors were a parallel insert. Parallel inserts are rare copies of the base cards with the addition of some sort of differentiating factor such as gold foil, a stamped signature or - in the refractor case - a spectacular light refracting coating.
No front-on photos do the refractor cards justice as the effect is best viewed at an angle. If you have never seen a refractor then you will be blown away the first time you hold one!
The 1994-95 Topps Finest cards - including the refractors - were issued with a protective coating. This is the angled black text you see across the front of the card. Some will have had this coating removed.
The cards are also printed on high quality stock much stronger than standard cardboard so a good condition of the corners and edges is a must.
It is one of my favorites, making number 7 in my top 10 Michael Jordan cards of all time, and would make an excellent addition to your collection.