Friday, August 5, 2016

BGS Submission Result Number FIFTY-FOUR - 2013 Topps Heritage : Clayton Kershaw Base Chrome Black Refractor Parallel (29/64) Now BGS Graded Gem Mint 9.5

2013 Topps Heritage Black Refractor (29/64)

Another black chrome of Clayton from the Heritage brand but unlike the 2014 version I am just a little more confident of this one earning a 9.5 from BGS. 

While both look pretty centered this one is even closer to 50/50 than the 2014 version. While that one has a potential "fraying issue" this one has no such problem hence why I think I should be adding another gold banner to the Kershaw collection with this card. 

Do I love me some black chromes from the Heritage brand. The only thing that I love more is when they come back from Beckett with a gold banner and that is exactly what this one did.

I expected this to come back with a 9.5 above it and that it did even though it was closer that I thought it would be. When I submitted this I thought it would be a solid gem with 4 strong sub grades but BGS thought that the centering was off a tad and gave it a 9. Thankfully that was the only 1 of the 4 to get anything less than a 9.5 as since I already had 1 "bad" black Heritage return I didn't want to have 2. 

This is part of a project to own all the black chromes of Kershaw from the Heritage brand which I am still in search of 2 but a sub project is to have them all in 9.5 cases. A difficult project but one worth pursuing. 

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.



  1. I love the 2013's! I'm on the lookout for a black refractor, so if you happen to see one pop up, please let me know. You totally got me hooked on these! haha the gold refractor sold in the upper 200's a few years ago. Now that is a card I would love to add to my collection. Congrats on the gold banner as well.

    1. There is a PSA 10 one on eBay right now. I have it on my watch list just to see if it sells as the seller as it at over $100 for starting price. These are beautiful like you said. Thank you again

    2. Oh wow, yeah I just looked it up and it's nice, but $100 is too much I think? I'm on a self-imposed ebay hiatus for at least a week or two. The Seager redemption set me back a bit. :\

    3. I know the feeling. I need to calm down for a couple months actually but there is always something coming up. Unless its very limited I ll be holding off for a tad.

    4. Strata is going to be released soon too. It's so hard to be good when all these new products are released back to back to back...