...what do you think the print run on each card would have been?
I'm just putting this out there. From my understanding, refractors came one per box. I believe that the base set contains 199 cards. Putting this in the perspective of the times, stuff like Donruss Elite was numbered to 2500 or so (I think), but the print runs were so high that there are probably still literally warehouses full of unopened 1991/1992 Donruss out there.
As a collector in the waning years of my golden age of collecting, I can't recall seeing 1993 Finest anywhere. I do recall guys in stores opening up packs of Flair (of course being oh-so-careful by using a boxcutter), but no Finest. I suppose if we could find out the number of cases produced, multiply that by the number of boxes per case, then divide that by 199, we would have our answer. Perhaps this has been addressed before, but it's fresh in my mind now because of the Yount refractor from this week.
Or perhaps I'm just searching for answers in life... like the reasoning behind any Ivan Calderon card selling for more than $12 (which one was going for last night when I checked on eBay). The sound of that transaction is not unlike the sound of one hand clapping.