Brand: Topps Finest
Subset: Power (uncommon)
Card number: 323
The 1997 Topps Finest set has different tiers of rarity - Larkin's card ended up an uncommon (1 in every 4 packs). There is also a refractor parallel out there of this Larkin card (considered "tough,", seeded 1 in 48 packs). In addition to the Power subset card, Larkin also has a common (bronze) card and a rare (gold) base card in the set (and each of those have a refractor parallel as well). As of the time of this writing, the Power version that you see above is the only card that I own from the 1997 Finest set...obviously I have some work to do for this set!
As for the card itself, I hate the protective coating...and yet I'm too anal to actually take the plastic wrap off the card. The front design certainly has elements of "power" to it - there's a storm brewing in the background of the card! The back continues the power trend, though it's much brighter and less stormy looking!
Overall, it's a decent card - certainly one that I think would look really nice as a refractor. Who knows, maybe I'll track that version down some day!
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