Monday, August 5, 2019

1997 Pacific Invincible Silver #40

      Before I show this card, I have to say that this Silver parallel is one that I have been hunting for quite a few years.  I got it from a guy on Sportslots.  It took a long time to get to me, but it was worth the wait, as I was finally able to fill a long empty space on the TCDB.
      I already had Herschel's base '97 Invincible card, along with the parallels of the Copper, Platinum Blue,  and Red.  All these sets have 150 card apiece. I don't know why it took so long for me to come across one of these, as there are several Silver parallels of other players shown on the database.  However, the Silver has always eluded me.  Until now.   Here is how it looks:


Now this image brings me to another point.  On the Trading Card Data Base, guys earn points for various things, but in essence, the more cards you upload, the more points you earn.  The more points you have, the quicker you can move up the ladder as far as uploading your own images, adding checklists, etc.
I am at the point where I can add my own scans, but other than that, I really don't care how many points I acquire.

This leads me to a pet peeve about how some use the site.  Many of these parallel cards, especially in the '90's had the same back, but different fronts.  Some guys will add all the backs, whether or not it is the true parallel or not.  In this case, if you look on the site for this card, you will see a slight difference in background color behind the players face in the shield portion of the card.
The reason for this is that the actual background of the shield portion is clear, and depending on whether or not you put a piece of construction paper over the card; and depending on what color that construction paper is, the images will vary slightly.  My background paper was a bit lighter than the card back scan, which was put up three years ago.  The reason for the background paper is that some cards, especially those with white borders, will get washed out, and will not show up without a dark background.

Here is an image of the same card, with just my white scanner "roof" for the shield background:

This is why I which collectors would only scan a card if they have the actual card that is meant for that space.   Ok, rant over.  On a positive note, I'm very pleased to add this baby to the Herschel Hoard.

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