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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Silver Framed

Late post as I was watching the Mountaineers beat Texas. Looks like we are getting hot at the right time of year.

I'm not one to chase the Topps parallels. In my mind I keep thinking it would be cool to try and complete a rainbow, but to date I've been able to talk myself out of it. I'll leave that to crazy people like Zippy.

With that being said a couple of the parallels have caught my attention in Topps. I'm really digging the /10 acetate cards and /20 silver frame cards. I made one big acetate purchase last month by picking up the Gregory Polanco. Since I spent a good bit of money on that card I figured I would go for a more complimentary player rather than a star with the silver frame

2015 Topps Silver Frame Parallel Jordy Mercer /20

First off these cards are thick and more solid than I expected. When Chris pulled the Hamels in the group break it didn't look that thick to me. Either way I was intrigued and wanted to get one for my collection. This Mercer was a nice compromise at less than $10 shipped. Overall I still like the acetate cards a little better, but these are a nice change of pace. For better or worse at least these have a unique characteristic. 

If I were to chase another silver or acetate card I would probably go for that Pirates team card. 


This was my favorite Pirates card in Series 1.

Thanks for reading.

16 comments:

  1. I love the team cards. Some don't, because they see it as 30 spots in the set that could be given to actual players, but I like the more candid shots. The Pirates card definitely is one of my favorites in this year's set.

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    1. Topps has hit pretty much all the regulars for the Pirates so I was happy to see the team card. For some reason they left out a regular McCutchen card, but other than that everyone is covered.

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  2. Very nice. Had this been the Pirates of the mid-00's, a lot of the parallel chases might've been a lot more obtainable and realistic (except for Jason Bay & Freddy Sanchez I guess).

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    1. Bay would have been the only one to carry a decent price, but compared to the guys now he would have been still quite affordable. I'm sure I'll end up doing it at some point. Probably end up picking a guy that I'll see play here in Morgantown this year.

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  3. Agree on the coolness of the Pirates team card. No Giants team card in Series 1, hoping they get one as cool in Series 2. I need to search for one of those framed parallels and acetate cards for my collection. Like you, I think a sample of one each would be cool. Nice pickups.

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    1. I've seen a few of the silver framed cards go for below $10. The acetate cards must be really popular as even the lower end players carry a premium price.

      I bet the Giants team card will be in Series 2.

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  4. I actually like the team cards also. I always wished one of the Yankees was someone getting a pie in the face from AJ Burnett, but Topps turned those into parallels.

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    1. Maybe the Pirates will get a Burnett pie card next year since he is back with the team!

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    2. That would be cool. Have you picked up any of the Morton parallels?

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    3. Sorry being about a week late responding. I've got the rainbow and base from a break, was given the gold from a friend, and snagged black pink snow frame and blank back off eBay.

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    4. Nice. I thought a saw one silver parallel hit eBay a few weeks back. I don't actively search Morton, so I'm sure more have popped up.

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  5. I think I'm going to try to complete a Kennys Vargas rainbow for 2015 Series 1 - I saw that he has a hilarious (to me) photo variation, too.
    It's been a nice year for Topps! The Silver frame looks awesome, hope to find an example of one this weekend, just to get an idea for the weight of it.

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    1. Vargas would be a cool choice. Those are the best type of players to choose.

      Let me know if you find any cool Pirate parallels!

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  6. I finally picked up a silver-framed card about a week ago. I still haven't managed to snag one of the acetate parallels. The framed cards are rather sturdy.

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    1. The acetates are hard to find a good deal. Even the lower players still go for $20 plus.

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