|2015 Topps Series 1 Pedro Alvarez Silver Frame /20|
I'm getting close to having all the silver framed Pirates I set out to acquire. While I would love to have a McCutchen or even a Neil Walker, the prices have been extremely high (Cutch was $70 and the Walker was $35). My mission from the get go was to focus on newer Pirates and guys that don't get a lot of relic or auto love.
Pedro was never high on the list to go after, but this one fell into my lap at a good price at ~$10. Usually the only guys that fall cheaper are bench/AAAA type of players. I think Cory Hart cost me less than $5.
Pedro is all but certain to be non tendered at the end of the season. He has essentially made himself a player that can only be rostered by an AL team. It will be a sad end to what was once a very promising career. The silver lining is that the Pirates probably saved themselves millions by not extending Pedro after his breakout 2013.