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Help from the board..football and basketball refractors

olb31olb31 Posts: 2,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

I like collecting refractors #'d to 25 or less of the star players, no necessarily the rookies. For example, I just picked up a 2021 bowman chrome orange /25 of Blake snell. I know kind of what to look for and buy for baseball, but not for football and basketball. I picked up two russell wilson's this week 2014 finest and 2021 prizm /25.

However, things have changed in the last 10 years or so. What brand refractors are the ones to have now for the baskets and football? Affordable ones. I picked up the three above for a total of $60. I typically like bowman chrome and finest and occasionally pick up topps chrome.

any help would be appreciated. just not up on all the new brands.

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  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭

    Topps doesn't make Football or Basketball, so you are looking at the Panini Brands until next year or so, when Topps starts again.

  • Prizm "Silvers" in Football and Basketball are the equivalent of Topps Chrome Refractors. Optic silvers and Select silvers are just a step below Prizm in demand.

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,913 ✭✭✭✭

    You might want to mention in the topic what kind of help you want (for example: What brand/kind of basketball/football refractors should I collect?). That'll get a lot more attention and be far more effective than generic topics like "Help from the board" or "A Question" or "Hey..." or something.

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