1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball Cards

1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball Cards

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1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball is the sophomore installment of the premium NBA card brand. Boasting popular Refractors, a solid rookie crop, and several inserts, the chromium set remains a solid seller with collectors.

Highlights include Michael Jordan along with rookie cards for Grant Hill and Jason Kidd.

See also: 1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball Cards

1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball Set Details

Split between two series, 1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball has 331 cards. The first has 165 cards. The second has the remaining 166 cards. Of the two, Series 2 is much stronger. It has the rookie cards of Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Eddie Jones, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard and more. Michael Jordan is also in the second series.

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Base cards feature the trademark chromium look and feel. A silver border gives way to an aqua-colored backdrop that has colorful comets shooting forward. The Topps Finest logo takes up the majority of the nameplate at the bottom of the card. The player's name is in small block letters at the very bottom. 1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball has a pair of subset themes. Series 1 has City Legend cards while Series 2 has Collegiate Best cards.

Base cards and most insert sets come with a protective coating. It can be peeled off, but most collectors have kept them intact.

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While there were only basic Refractors back in the mid-1990s, they remain popular today. In particular, Jordan and the key rookies are strong on the secondary market.

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From there, the inserts in 1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball have some unexpected themes, particularly in Series 1. Marathon Men (20 cards, 1:12 packs) and Iron Men (10 cards, 1:24 packs) honor those who logged lots of minutes and played in all 82 games. While the final checklists both have several superstars, there are also lots of less desirable names.

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Series 2 inserts hit the mark a little better. Lottery Prize (22 cards, 1:6 packs) looks back at some of the best lottery picks. Rack Pack (7 cards, 1:72 packs) has the top 1994-95 rookies. Finally, C0rnerstones (15 cards, 1:24 packs) takes on the best players from several franchises.

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Set Checklist

1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball Checklist

Base Set Checklist

Subset Key: CB=Collegiate Best; CL=City Legend.
PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor (1:12 packs).

Series 1
1 Chris Mullin - Golden State Warriors CL
2 Anthony Mason - New York Knicks CL
3 John Salley - Miami Heat CL
4 Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks CL
5 Mark Jackson - Indiana Pacers CL
6 Mario Elie - Houston Rockets CL
7 Kenny Anderson - New Jersey Nets CL
8 Rod Strickland - Portland Trail Blazers CL
9 Kenny Smith - Houston Rockets CL
10 Olden Polynice - Sacramento Kings CL
11 Derek Harper - New York Knicks
12 Danny Ainge - Phoenix Suns
13 Dino Radja - Boston Celtics
14 Eric Murdock - Milwaukee Bucks
15 Sean Rooks - Dallas Mavericks
16 Dell Curry - Charlotte Hornets
17 Victor Alexander - Golden State Warriors
18 Rodney Rogers - Denver Nuggets
19 John Salley - Miami Heat
20 Brad Daugherty - Cleveland Cavaliers
21 Elmore Spencer - Los Angeles Clippers
22 Mitch Richmond - Sacramento Kings
23 Rex Walters - New Jersey Nets
24 Antonio Davis - Indiana Pacers
25 B.J. Armstrong - Chicago Bulls
26 Andrew Lang - Atlanta Hawks
27 Carl Herrera - Houston Rockets
28 Kevin Edwards - New Jersey Nets
29 Micheal Williams - Minnesota Timberwolves
30 Clyde Drexler - Portland Trail Blazers
31 Dana Barros - Philadelphia 76ers
32 Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic
33 Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks
34 Charles Barkley - Phoenix Suns
35 J.R. Reid - San Antonio Spurs
36 Lindsey Hunter - Detroit Pistons
37 Jeff Malone - Philadelphia 76ers
38 Rik Smits - Indiana Pacers
39 Brian Williams - Denver Nuggets
40 Shawn Kemp - Seattle SuperSonics
41 Terry Porter - Portland Trail Blazers
42 James Worthy - Los Angeles Lakers
43 Rex Chapman - Washington Bullets
44 Stanley Roberts - Los Angeles Clippers
45 Chris Smith - Minnesota Timberwolves
46 Dee Brown - Boston Celtics
47 Chris Gatling - Golden State Warriors
48 Donald Hodge - Dallas Mavericks
49 Bimbo Coles - Miami Heat
50 Derrick Coleman - New Jersey Nets
51 Muggsy Bogues - Charlotte Hornets CL
52 Reggie Williams - Denver Nuggets CL
53 David Wingate - Charlotte Hornets CL
54 Sam Cassell - Houston Rockets CL
55 Sherman Douglas - Boston Celtics CL
56 Keith Jennings - Golden State Warriors
57 Kenny Gattison - Charlotte Hornets
58 Brent Price - Washington Bullets
59 Luc Longley - Chicago Bulls
60 Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks
61 Doug West - Minnesota Timberwolves
62 Walt Williams - Sacramento Kings
63 Tracy Murray - Portland Trail Blazers
64 Robert Pack - Denver Nuggets
65 Johnny Dawkins - Philadelphia 76ers
66 Vin Baker - Milwaukee Bucks
67 Sam Cassell - Houston Rockets
68 Dale Davis - Indiana Pacers
69 Terrell Brandon - Cleveland Cavaliers
70 Billy Owens - Golden State Warriors
71 Ervin Johnson - Seattle SuperSonics
72 Allan Houston - Detroit Pistons
73 Craig Ehlo - Atlanta Hawks
74 Loy Vaught - Los Angeles Clippers
75 Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls
76 Sam Bowie - Los Angeles Lakers
77 Anthony Mason - New York Knicks
78 Felton Spencer - Utah Jazz
79 P.J. Brown - New Jersey Nets
80 Christian Laettner - Minnesota Timberwolves
81 Todd Day - Milwaukee Bucks
82 Sean Elliott - San Antonio Spurs
83 Grant Long - Miami Heat
84 Xavier McDaniel - Boston Celtics
85 David Benoit - Utah Jazz
86 Larry Stewart - Washington Bullets
87 Donald Royal - Orlando Magic
88 Duane Causwell - Sacramento Kings
89 Vlade Divac - Los Angeles Lakers
90 Derrick McKey - Indiana Pacers
91 Kevin Johnson - Phoenix Suns
92 LaPhonso Ellis - Denver Nuggets
93 Jerome Kersey - Portland Trail Blazers
94 Muggsy Bogues - Charlotte Hornets
95 Tom Gugliotta - Washington Bullets
96 Jeff Hornacek - Utah Jazz
97 Kevin Willis - Atlanta Hawks
98 Chris Mills - Cleveland Cavaliers
99 Sam Perkins - Seattle SuperSonics
100 Alonzo Mourning - Charlotte Hornets
101 Derrick Coleman - New Jersey Nets CL
102 Glen Rice - Miami Heat CL
103 Kevin Willis - Atlanta Hawks CL
104 Chris Webber - Golden State Warriors CL
105 Terry Mills - Detroit Pistons CL
106 Tim Hardaway - Golden State Warriors CL
107 Nick Anderson - Orlando Magic CL
108 Terry Cummings - San Antonio Spurs CL
109 Hersey Hawkins - Charlotte Hornets CL
110 Ken Norman - Milwaukee Bucks CL
111 Nick Anderson - Orlando Magic
112 Tim Perry - Philadelphia 76ers
113 Terry Dehere - Los Angeles Clippers
114 Chris Morris - New Jersey Nets
115 John Williams - Cleveland Cavaliers
116 Jon Barry - Milwaukee Bucks
117 Rony Seikaly - Miami Heat
118 Detlef Schrempf - Seattle SuperSonics
119 Terry Cummings - San Antonio Spurs
120 Chris Webber - Golden State Warriors
121 David Wingate - Charlotte Hornets
122 Popeye Jones - Dallas Mavericks
123 Sherman Douglas - Boston Celtics
124 Greg Anthony - New York Knicks
125 Mookie Blaylock - Atlanta Hawks
126 Don MacLean - Washington Bullets
127 Lionel Simmons - Sacramento Kings
128 Scott Brooks - Houston Rockets
129 Jeff Turner - Orlando Magic
130 Bryant Stith - Denver Nuggets
131 Shawn Bradley - Philadelphia 76ers
132 Byron Scott - Indiana Pacers
133 Doug Christie - Los Angeles Lakers
134 Dennis Rodman - San Antonio Spurs
135 Dan Majerle - Phoenix Suns
136 Gary Grant - Los Angeles Clippers
137 Bryon Russell - Utah Jazz
138 Will Perdue - Chicago Bulls
139 Gheorghe Muresan - Washington Bullets
140 Kendall Gill - Seattle SuperSonics
141 Isaiah Rider - Minnesota Timberwolves
142 Terry Mills - Detroit Pistons
143 Willie Anderson - San Antonio Spurs
144 Hubert Davis - New York Knicks
145 Lucious Harris - Dallas Mavericks
146 Spud Webb - Sacramento Kings
147 Glen Rice - Miami Heat
148 Dennis Scott - Orlando Magic
149 Robert Horry - Houston Rockets
150 John Stockton - Utah Jazz
151 Stacey Augmon - Atlanta Hawks CL
152 Chris Mills - Cleveland Cavaliers CL
153 Elden Campbell - Los Angeles Lakers CL
154 Jay Humphries - Utah Jazz CL
155 Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers CL
156 George Lynch - Los Angeles Lakers
157 Tyrone Hill - Cleveland Cavaliers
158 Lee Mayberry - Milwaukee Bucks
159 Jon Koncak - Atlanta Hawks
160 Joe Dumars - Detroit Pistons
161 Vernon Maxwell - Houston Rockets
162 Joe Kleine - Phoenix Suns
163 Acie Earl - Boston Celtics
164 Steve Kerr - Chicago Bulls
165 Rod Strickland - Portland Trail Blazers
Series 2
166 Glenn Robinson - Milwaukee Bucks RC
167 Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic
168 Latrell Sprewell - Golden State Warriors
169 Sergei Bazarevich - Atlanta Hawks RC
170 Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets
171 Nick Van Exel - Los Angeles Lakers
172 Buck Williams - Portland Trail Blazers
173 Antoine Carr - Utah Jazz
174 Corie Blount - Chicago Bulls
175 Dominique Wilkins - Boston Celtics
176 Yinka Dare - New Jersey Nets RC
177 Byron Houston - Seattle SuperSonics
178 LaSalle Thompson - Indiana Pacers
179 Doug Smith - Dallas Mavericks
180 David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs
181 Eric Piatkowski - Los Angeles Clippers RC
182 Scott Skiles - Washington Bullets
183 Scott Burrell - Charlotte Hornets
184 Mark West - Detroit Pistons
185 Billy Owens - Miami Heat
186 Brian Grant - Sacramento Kings RC
187 Scott Williams - Philadelphia 76ers
188 Gerald Madkins - Cleveland Cavaliers
189 Reggie Williams - Denver Nuggets
190 Danny Manning - Phoenix Suns
191 Mike Brown - Minnesota Timberwolves
192 Charles Smith - New York Knicks
193 Elden Campbell - Los Angeles Lakers
194 Ricky Pierce - Golden State Warriors
195 Karl Malone - Utah Jazz
196 Brooks Thompson - Orlando Magic RC
197 Alaa Abdelnaby - Sacramento Kings
198 Tyrone Corbin - Atlanta Hawks
199 Johnny Newman - Milwaukee Bucks
200 Grant Hill - Detroit Pistons CB
201 Kenny Anderson - New Jersey Nets CB
202 Olden Polynice - Sacramento Kings CB
203 Horace Grant - Orlando Magic CB
204 Muggsy Bogues - Charlotte Hornets CB
205 Mark Price - Cleveland Cavaliers CB
206 Tom Gugliotta - Golden State Warriors CB
207 Christian Laettner - Minnesota Timberwolves CB
208 Eric Montross - Boston Celtics CB
209 Sam Cassell - Houston Rockets CB
210 Charles Oakley - New York Knicks
211 Harold Ellis - Los Angeles Clippers
212 Nate McMillan - Seattle SuperSonics
213 Chuck Person - San Antonio Spurs
214 Harold Miner - Miami Heat
215 Clarence Weatherspoon - Philadelphia 76ers
216 Robert Parish - Charlotte Hornets
217 Michael Cage - Cleveland Cavaliers
218 Kenny Smith - Houston Rockets
219 Larry Krystkowiak - Chicago Bulls
220 Dikembe Mutombo - Denver Nuggets
221 Wayman Tisdale - Phoenix Suns
222 Kevin Duckworth - Washington Bullets
223 Vern Fleming - Indiana Pacers
224 Eric Mobley - Milwaukee Bucks RC
225 Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks CB
226 Clifford Robinson - Portland Trail Blazers CB
227 Eric Murdock - Milwaukee Bucks CB
228 Derrick Coleman - New Jersey Nets CB
229 Otis Thorpe - Houston Rockets CB
230 Alonzo Mourning - Charlotte Hornets CB
231 Donyell Marshall - Minnesota Timberwolves CB
232 Dikembe Mutombo - Denver Nuggets CB
233 Rony Seikaly - Golden State Warriors CB
234 Chris Mullin - Golden State Warriors CB
235 Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers
236 Benoit Benjamin - New Jersey Nets
237 Sean Rooks - Minnesota Timberwolves
238 Terry Davis - Dallas Mavericks
239 Anthony Avent - Orlando Magic
240 Grant Hill - Detroit Pistons RC
241 Randy Woods - Los Angeles Clippers
242 Tom Chambers - Utah Jazz
243 Michael Adams - Charlotte Hornets
244 Monty Williams - New York Knicks RC
245 Chris Mullin - Golden State Warriors
246 Bill Wennington - Chicago Bulls
247 Mark Jackson - Indiana Pacers
248 Blue Edwards - Boston Celtics
249 Jalen Rose - Denver Nuggets RC
250 Glenn Robinson - Milwaukee Bucks CB
251 Kevin Willis - Miami Heat CB
252 B.J. Armstrong - Chicago Bulls CB
253 Jim Jackson - Dallas Mavericks CB
254 Steve Smith - Atlanta Hawks CB
255 Chris Webber - Washington Bullets CB
256 Glen Rice - Miami Heat CB
257 Derek Harper - New York Knicks CB
258 Jalen Rose - Denver Nuggets CB
259 Juwan Howard - Washington Bullets CB
260 Kenny Anderson - New Jersey Nets
261 Calbert Cheaney - Washington Bullets
262 Bill Cartwright - Seattle SuperSonics
263 Mario Elie - Houston Rockets
264 Chris Dudley - Portland Trail Blazers
265 Jim Jackson - Dallas Mavericks
266 Antonio Harvey - Los Angeles Lakers
267 Bill Curley - Detroit Pistons RC
268 Moses Malone - San Antonio Spurs
269 A.C. Green - Phoenix Suns
270 Larry Johnson - Charlotte Hornets
271 Marty Conlon - Milwaukee Bucks
272 Greg Graham - Philadelphia 76ers
273 Eric Montross - Boston Celtics RC
274 Stacey King - Minnesota Timberwolves
275 Charles Barkley - Phoenix Suns CB
276 Chris Morris - New Jersey Nets CB
277 Robert Horry - Houston Rockets CB
278 Dominique Wilkins - Boston Celtics CB
279 Latrell Sprewell - Golden State Warriors CB
280 Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic CB
281 Wesley Person - Phoenix Suns CB
282 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf - Denver Nuggets CB
283 Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks CB
284 Dale Ellis - Denver Nuggets CB
285 Gary Payton - Seattle SuperSonics
286 Jason Kidd - Dallas Mavericks RC
287 Ken Norman - Atlanta Hawks
288 Juwan Howard - Washington Bullets RC
289 Lamond Murray - Los Angeles Clippers RC
290 Clifford Robinson - Portland Trail Blazers
291 Frank Brickowski - Sacramento Kings
292 Adam Keefe - Utah Jazz
293 Ron Harper - Chicago Bulls
294 Tom Hammonds - Denver Nuggets
295 Otis Thorpe - Houston Rockets
296 Rick Mahorn - New Jersey Nets
297 Alton Lister - Milwaukee Bucks
298 Vinny Del Negro - San Antonio Spurs
299 Danny Ferry - Cleveland Cavaliers
300 John Starks - New York Knicks
301 Duane Ferrell - Indiana Pacers
302 Hersey Hawkins - Charlotte Hornets
303 Khalid Reeves - Miami Heat RC
304 Anthony Peeler - Los Angeles Lakers
305 Tim Hardaway - Golden State Warriors
306 Rick Fox - Boston Celtics
307 Jay Humphries - Utah Jazz
308 Brian Shaw - Orlando Magic
309 Danny Schayes - Phoenix Suns
310 Stacey Augmon - Atlanta Hawks
311 Oliver Miller - Detroit Pistons
312 Pooh Richardson - Los Angeles Clippers
313 Donyell Marshall - Minnesota Timberwolves RC
314 Aaron McKie - Portland Trail Blazers RC
315 Mark Price - Cleveland Cavaliers
316 B.J. Tyler - Philadelphia 76ers RC
317 Olden Polynice - Sacramento Kings
318 Avery Johnson - San Antonio Spurs
319 Derek Strong - Boston Celtics
320 Toni Kukoc - Chicago Bulls
321 Charlie Ward - New York Knicks RC
322 Wesley Person - Phoenix Suns RC
323 Eddie Jones - Los Angeles Lakers RC
324 Horace Grant - Orlando Magic
325 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf - Denver Nuggets
326 Sharone Wright - Philadelphia 76ers RC
327 Kevin Gamble - Miami Heat
328 Sarunas Marciulionis - Seattle SuperSonics
329 Harvey Grant - Portland Trail Blazers
330 Bobby Hurley - Sacramento Kings
331 Michael Jordan - Chicago Bulls

 

Cornerstone Set Checklist

15 cards. 1:24 Series 2 packs.

CS1 Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic
CS2 Alonzo Mourning - Charlotte Hornets
CS3 Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks
CS4 Karl Malone - Utah Jazz
CS5 Kenny Anderson - New Jersey Nets
CS6 Latrell Sprewell - Golden State Warriors
CS7 Dikembe Mutombo - Denver Nuggets
CS8 Charles Barkley - Phoenix Suns
CS9 John Stockton - Utah Jazz
CS10 Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers
CS11 Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks
CS12 Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic
CS13 Jim Jackson - Dallas Mavericks
CS14 David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs
CS15 Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets

 

Iron Men Set Checklist

10 cards. 1:24 Series 1 packs.

1 Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic
2 Kenny Anderson - New Jersey Nets
3 Jim Jackson - Dallas Mavericks
4 Clarence Weatherspoon - Philadelphia 76ers
5 Karl Malone - Utah Jazz
6 Dan Majerle - Phoenix Suns
7 Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic
8 David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs
9 Latrell Sprewell - Golden State Warriors
10 Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets

 

Lottery Prize Set Checklist

22 cards. 1:6 Series 2 packs.

LP1 Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks
LP2 Chris Mullin - Golden State Warriors
LP3 David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs
LP4 Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls
LP5 Kevin Johnson - Phoenix Suns
LP6 Danny Manning - Phoenix Suns
LP7 Mitch Richmond - Sacramento Kings
LP8 Derrick Coleman - New Jersey Nets
LP9 Gary Payton - Seattle SuperSonics
LP10 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf - Denver Nuggets
LP11 Larry Johnson - Charlotte Hornets
LP12 Kenny Anderson - New Jersey Nets
LP13 Dikembe Mutombo - Denver Nuggets
LP14 Stacey Augmon - Atlanta Hawks
LP15 Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic
LP16 Alonzo Mourning - Charlotte Hornets
LP17 Clarence Weatherspoon - Philadelphia 76ers
LP18 Robert Horry - Houston Rockets
LP19 Chris Webber - Washington Bullets
LP20 Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic
LP21 Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks
LP22 Vin Baker - Milwaukee Bucks

 

Marathon Men Set Checklist

20 cards. 1:20 Series 1 packs.

1 Latrell Sprewell - Golden State Warriors
2 Gary Payton - Seattle SuperSonics
3 Kenny Anderson - New Jersey Nets
4 Jim Jackson - Dallas Mavericks
5 Lindsey Hunter - Detroit Pistons
6 Rod Strickland - Portland Trail Blazers
7 Hersey Hawkins - Charlotte Hornets
8 Gerald Wilkins - Cleveland Cavaliers
9 B.J. Armstrong - Chicago Bulls
10 Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic
11 Stacey Augmon - Atlanta Hawks
12 Eric Murdock - Milwaukee Bucks
13 Clarence Weatherspoon - Philadelphia 76ers
14 Karl Malone - Utah Jazz
15 Charles Oakley - New York Knicks
16 Rick Fox - Boston Celtics
17 Otis Thorpe - Houston Rockets
18 Dikembe Mutombo - Denver Nuggets
19 Mike Brown - Minnesota Timberwolves
20 A.C. Green - Phoenix Suns

 

Rack Pack Set Checklist

7 cards. 1:72 Series 2 packs.

RP1 Grant Hill - Detroit Pistons
RP2 Wesley Person - Phoenix Suns
RP3 Juwan Howard - Washington Bullets
RP4 Lamond Murray - Los Angeles Clippers
RP5 Glenn Robinson - Milwaukee Bucks
RP6 Donyell Marshall - Minnesota Timberwolves
RP7 Jason Kidd - Dallas Mavericks

 

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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  1. Just thinking if 1995 is the year they started the refractor test cards in baseball.The cards were for 1995 season and printed and sold in 1996 right?. Then was same in basketball? I know they had sets similar in 1993 season made and sold in 1994 in baseball . I think they made the chrome in blue and red themes. and finest had green with added Co)or variations right?. Then in 1995 the regular green finest and refractors came out.with some test cards with multiple refractors and a little rainbow themes refraction and different colored combination refraction came out.then I think they started basketball in 1994-1995 season that was made and sold in 1996 right?.was this the year they started with the serialed test refractors and rainbow refractors as the refractor test refractors..? Or the years Im thinking are wrong. Question if the back of the states the season is that the cards supposed seasons. Example if the back states 93-94 are those cards the 93-94 season cards or are they for t;e 94-95 season or the years printed ?.some cards have 94-95 season and printed in 96. But are placed with the 96 season..can you make sense of this issues…thanks …

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  2. I think am the only one that writes about the PTPers refractor and test sets inserted in various topps basketball card packs. I keep on connecting the dots and I alwAys come up short somehow. Always that lingering unresolved question.I have all sets completed. And almost complete sets from all types of trading cards in the 1992-1996 time frame. I have them replaced in containers holders and sheets with their own checklist.and always I have the no # PTPers header card of Michael J. Shaquille O Neal’s advance rainbow refractor for this year. And 25 topps finest cards .that I think are gold refractor because I have some refractor in those years in all my sets. And they dont have the R on back except Shaqs.now after i replaced the cards in their each designated spots according to owns checklist. Cards are piling without any sense cards not supposed to come outt that year. Others just doesn’t add at all. Now the variations and test and so called error is in the picture for resolutions.Then what about prototypes or samples sold. Add it up again.Now this will be redundant but with the digital reprinting of cards how can we really connec twhat is missing if missing are being printed and modified . The rare and singularities of cards is losing its edge.whas t this intentional for the cards authenticated .am 4 this but for me only on transactions if requested because I know mine are genuine. But if youhave extra money go for it but most or a few of us might not be able to keep paying for grade if items ate not bought. And some might not have accounts for any monetary transactions. A dilemma indeed. So am back to square 1 if not mistaken you wrote ..about accidentally or intentionally inserted very few in packs not where it belongs or it really doesn’t belong. And also the 1/1 cards (advance sample) .now I call the unknown variation (s) for my own placements and 4 all your headaches..why it came to this is 1 simple real incident with my close friend who collects sometimes like me . He has more and has more years expended in this hobby.I show my cards he buys immediately same cards as mine because he said was advertise as such. And stated I think he said ebay checks the products and will refund if fake was sold.I dont have a problem with it. But how could you buy 8-10 cards as test refractor and graded for $ 100 . a 1994 -1995 supposedly rare .and he got 10 ofthem. I told him and nothing happened except losing our voices from screaming with each other to prove our points.I told him about reprints. He answered it doesn’t matter my cards are graded and everybody has the same card .even when I pointed sameitems being sold 10 to 15 x more than his. Sameanswer mines graded and he just got a good deal. Okay Psa fees 10-15 $ per card do the math… ????.

  3. To me this was the pinnacle of designs by Topps Finest basketball. Led by the rookie cards of Kidd and Hill its a must have especially since its very affordable to collect unless your going after refractors.

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