For the first time in ... well, forever, I'm actually excited about a Topps Finest release!
For starters, the base cards are colorful. The design still looks futuristic but it's not dull. Granted, Finest has always been more interesting to me than Chrome, but this is the first time I have really liked what I saw.
Of course, a ton of parallels will be added: refractors, x-fractors, and green (#/199), blue (#/125), black (#/99), gold (#/50), red (#/25), and magenta (above, #/15), plus atomic refractors (#/5) and 1/1 superfractors. And special hot boxes are supposed to have orange refractors.
The fanciest insert set is Warriors, which is die-cut and focuses on rookies.
But my favorite insert set is Finest Vintage, with an original design but with a classic feel, the set focuses on retired players going back to the 1950s. I might actually pursue this one.
There will also be a 1994-design throwback insert set. Not as cool as 1993, but nice nonetheless.
Vintage, Warriors, Sterling, and Competitors will come in gold (#/25), red (#/10), and 1/1 superfractor parallels versions. 1994 does not get the red parallels. Vintage, Warriors and Competitors will have autographed parallels (#/15 or less).
The all-retired player Finest Greats autographed set looks really nice, though, and I wish there was a non-autographed version because I'd almost certainly collect it.
The set should be out in August, and I'm already looking forward to it! Maybe I should give some older Finest sets a second look...