Spring 2017 Major League Baseball "Set Registry Masters" Premium Auction
What exactly makes Refractors "atomic?" Are they printed with plutonium inks? Do they require inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency prior to insertion into packs of cards? Or are they simply another manifestation of "extreme" 90s culture that permeated the world of sports cards? (As we've discussed before.) We aren't certain of the answers to these questions, but we are sure that this 1996 Bowman's Best Cuts Derek Jeter Atomic Refractor rookie card is not leaking radioactive materials. The offered example, moreover, is different than most other Best Cuts inserts you have seen. Namely, it was never cut! We believe that this uncut edition of the Yankee Captain's Best Cuts Atomic Refractor rookie was either gifted to a former Topps employee or was an unreleased prototype of the pack-inserted die-cut version. In any event, it is one of the scarcest Jeter RCs out there, and is one of only seven gem mint specimens. The modern card masters at Beckett have graded this beauty a BGS 9.5 Gem Mint, with strong subgrades of 9, 9.5, 9.5, and 9.5. This is one advanced Jeter collectors should seriously consider. We do not know when another one of these will surface on the market, as it is the first Uncut Atomic Refractor we've sold in our seven years of business. We promise you won't need a hazmat suit to handle it.
1996 Bowman's Best Cuts Uncut Atomic Refractor #3 Derek Jeter RC Rookie Card BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Pop 7
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