The team name within the colored coordinated circles gives off a vintage feel that really stood out to me.
Simply put. It was love at first sight.
I bought enough of these products to pull cool cards of Barack Obama, Russell Westbrook, and Matt Ryan. However... I completely missed the boat on the two key baseball rookie cards: Clayton Kershaw and Joey Votto.
The Kershaw has reached levels that I'm not comfortable paying, so it's highly unlikely I'll ever own his 2008 Topps Update card. However a few months ago, I decided to finally cross the Votto off of my wantlist:
2008 Topps Chrome Refractor #196
I decided to go big and purchase the Chrome refractor version of his rookie card.
I actually completely forgot about this card until I watched the highlight involving him, a bird, and a grand slam against the Detroit Tigers earlier in the week.
Although I don't have any plans on building a Joey Votto collection, I would like to buy an on-card autograph of his eventually. The guy is already one of the greatest Canadians to play the sport.
Okay... it's your turn:
Who is your favorite Canadian athlete?
What's the most recent sports card design that you fell in love with immediately?
Happy Flashback Friday... and sayonara!