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Old 12-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to distinguish a prizm refractor card?

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This is my first time posting as OP. First , would like to say I enjoy reading and really appreciate the knowledge/expertise of this forum. Second, my sons and I just opened a box of Prizm brought from the LCS (they really enjoyed it). To be honest (and I'm afraid a bit of a stupid question since I know little about refractor card), how can I tell if a card is a prizm refractor or differs from inserts? What other factor(s) am I looking for other than someone mentioned the thickness of the card and it feels heavier than the common card.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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there is a different finish to the refractor. pretty much it's shinier and you should have at least 2 or 3 of them a box.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi All,
This is my first time posting as OP. First , would like to say I enjoy reading and really appreciate the knowledge/expertise of this forum. Second, my sons and I just opened a box of Prizm brought from the LCS (they really enjoyed it). To be honest (and I'm afraid a bit of a stupid question since I know little about refractor card), how can I tell if a card is a prizm refractor or differs from inserts? What other factor(s) am I looking for other than someone mentioned the thickness of the card and it feels heavier than the common card.

Thanks in advance.
Welcome to BO!!! You can distinguish a refractor from base by the "shine" of the card. Refractors typically have a rainbow shine when a light is glared on it. Refractors are not usually thicker either.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You put a stack of prizm cards together, then you fan them out a little, the prizm refractors should be more shiny than the rest.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You put a stack of prizm cards together, then you fan them out a little, the prizm refractors should be more shiny than the rest.
what he said
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah what they said.
Is it really thicker?
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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no they arent, the autographs are definitely heavier though. They dont look thicker but way heavier than a regular card, its kinda weird.
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