Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jorge Fabregas Has Lost His Luster

I've been picking up Angels team sets here and there, mostly on ebay from a couple of great sellers that sell team sets cheap.  If you're a team collector and want to build up your team sets check out kmmdcards and hoosier-40 for great deals.

Anyhow, I picked up a team set of 1994 Bowman recently.  I had a handful of the 24-card set already but figured I would just knock it all out at once and have some dupes for autographs, rather than pick out individual cards one-by-one on sportlots or whatever.

Part of the team set was this Jorge Fabregas card:

Nice looking card huh?
Aside from Jorge having his hand in his crotch it's a pretty good pose.

I set to work at getting the set into the 9-pocket pages.

I knew I already had this particular Fabregas card but when I got to the page in the 1994-1996 binder I found this:

Jorge is missing his gold foil!
But where did this card come from?
Surely I would have noticed this before, or remembered that I had this card with no foil.
Except I didn't and I hadn't.

Pretty nice little combo set.

I actually prefer the non-foil version.
Reminds me of the 1992 Stadium Club set which I love and is currently a side autograph set project.

Lesson learned...keep your eyes open.

1 comment:

  1. I bought a few packs of Donruss in their glory foil days that were missing foil. Unlike your Jorge card, you could tell they were obviously misprinted and just skipped the foil process.

    The non-foil one does look much better, though.