I normally avoid jersey cards like the plague, but when I find one of the right player–and for the right price–I usually get a weak in the knees, re-think my dislike of such cards and then end up buying it.
This was the case recently, when I found a 2010-11 Luxury Suite card of Patrick Kane at my local card shop. It features a red jersey swatch. Not only is that better than the ubiquitous white jersey swatch, but Kane is wearing a red jersey on the card front.
The back of the card uses a different photo than the front–perhaps because Luxury Suite is a high-end set. I am glad that they didn’t use this particular photograph on the card’s front, as Kane is wearing the white road uniform here.
Jersey cards look 10 times better when the swatch is the same color as the jersey worn in the photo. Maybe because, at a subconscious level, you think that the piece of jersey is from the jersey the player is wearing. If the swatch does not match the photo (even if it is the “right” team), I am way less likely to buy it.
Question: Are you more likely to buy a jersey card if the swatch matches the photo (white/white or color/color)?