This Is what the card looks like ,encased.Just a nice,all around solid product.Not pictured Is the separate card with the print run and serial number,an added touch that softened the blow of dropping 14 bucks on the card after shipping. Still.ya gotta love the presentation!
This ,my friends ,Is the infamous etopps seal of authenticity!Dun,dun,dunnnn!
I was hoping for It to peel right off,as It does on most etopps cards,so I could put the card back in the case but as you can see I made a little bit of a mess.
The protective case Is totally reusable.A little bit of alcohol should help In removing the access gunk left behind by the problematic etopps seal .
As for the card?Aesthetically ,the picture quality could have been a little better.It doesn't come across In the pics but Howard's looking a little blurry. Although,It might have been what they were going for seeing as how they went with television esque scan lines for the background.The card Is thicker than your average base cards , with a plastic feel to it.It's hard to describe .
I was surprised to see that the etopps logo wasn't embossed like they are on other releases.
The serial number Is on an etopps sticker which Is located on the backs of the cards. Not a lot to show stat wise as Howard had yet to break Into the majors.
Did any of you guys collect etopps?If so,What's your take on them and the service In general?