29 October 2012

Flashy Cards Done Right: 1998 E-X 2001

1998 Skybox E-X 2001
#10 Ken Griffey, Jr.

More times than not, simple is better. A car dashboard with fewer buttons. Twenty channels instead of 987. Tommy Boy rather than Inception.

This is very often the case with baseball cards. Simple...works. Baseball is not an extravagant sport. The game is played in the inner cities of America and the windswept plains of the Midwest. 

However, extravagance isn't all that bad.

Take 1998 Skybox E-X 2001. Long name, yes. E-X would have worked just fine, whatever it means. 

Our subject today is a one Ken Griffey Junior and this wonderfully awesome slab of acetate. On the left, transparent. The middle, a moderately shiny purple and the right - a strange holofoil-acetate concoction of two parts awesome and one more part awesome.

So not all high-end over-the-time shiny glossy holofoil-y cards are all that bad. Even Midwesterners vacation to Hawaii, sometimes.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the acetate cards. E-X, especially. They were wild and crazy...but so much fun.