On the site, Upper Deck made the cards look significantly different (you can see the two cards here on COMC). Unfortunately, in-hand, there's very little difference. To be honest, I am kind of guessing which pattern is which. It's frustrating, but at least I have a couple of copies of Joe Alexander cards that are a little different.
I've lost interest in basketball since WVU moved to the Big 12 and Alexander was my last real "favorite" Mountaineer. After the cards, you can see a clip of my favorite highlight. The dude was awesome!
|2016-17 Upper Deck Euroleague - Rainbow #62 Joe Alexander|
|2016-17 Upper Deck Euroleague - Patterned Rainbow #62 Joe Alexander|
I could have just waited and bought the cards cheaper on COMC. However, I was really enjoying ePack at that time (but spending way too much money) and there's something cool about knowing you did actual work to get a card in-hand. I don't regret it at all.
If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out. I also use it on eBay to get money back from purchases there. Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $150 in a year. FREE CARDS!