it's nice when the coloring of a card accentuates elements in the photo, and it is particularly nice when it is dodger blue that is being accentuated. following up on my recent decision to complete the 2007 topps chrome blue refractor dodger team set (which is not really a recent decision - as a team collector, i had already decided to complete it - it's more like prioritizing), i have picked up a trio of cards.
2007 topps chrome jd drew blue refractor
2007 topps chrome brad penny blue refractor
and 2007 topps chrome juan pierre blue refractor
see what i mean? jd's helmet, brad's stirrups, and juan's fake blue jersey all look better surrounded by those blue borders.
here are some other blue parallels.
2010 topps finest manny ramirez blue refractor
sometimes, the blues don't quite match, which was the case with the walmart parallels that started showing up in 2012.
2012 topps dee gordon walmart blue parallel
and then there are some blue parallels that sparkle, like this 2013 topps dee gordon silver slate blue sparkle parallel
sometimes, the blue is subtle, as is the case with this 2014 panini hall of fame don drysdale blue refractor