First, it seems that from 1995 through 1999 Topps put a protective coating sticker on each card.
What have you done with it...kept it on or taken it off? I'm inclined to rip it off since the cards will be stored in a binder. I'm also not worried about the resale value of the card.
Question two: were Finest cards prone to bowing? I've had a tough time scanning many of them because they are bowed. I know that there were some bowing issues with Chrome a couple years back. Was this an issue with Finest, too, or did I just get some bad cards.
Just a quick post today...it's back to the scanner.