2014 Topps Chrome Clayton Kershaw Black Refractor (50/100)
And now the final Topps black chrome of the batch and of course it is of Kid K aka Clayton Kershaw.
Just like the 2013 version I think and hope this 2014 one comes back with a spiffy gold label affixed to the case. The reason this one gets a better place in line is that unlike the 2013 one I do no see a centering issue here. Someday I would love to have a black parallel to have a black label (four 10 sub grades) maybe this could be the one?
My delusion of this possibly earning a black label was dashed pretty quickly when I saw the report that it came back as "just" a plain gem mint. With that I still await the day that I have a black parallel card with a black label.
Not only did this not come back as a 10 it barely made it as a gem mint 9.5 but barely is still good enough for me as at the end of the day all I care about is the 9.5 attached to any card I submit no matter how unrealistic that is. Another gem for a gem of a pitcher.
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day,