If you read my drivel on a semi-regular basis you are likely aware of my love for the silver frame parallels from Topps. At first these were /20. While rare, they tend to pop up on a regular basis since everyone opens up flagship Topps. My focus mainly is on more obscure Pirates that don't get a lot of cardboard love.
This Cervelli is right in my collecting sweet spot. Cervelli doesn't get much love in the way of higher end cards so this is about as good as it gets. Prices tend to fall in the $5-$15 range for middle tier players. It is the perfect balance of rare enough to where you have fun hunting them down and cheap enough to not hurt the bank account all that much.
Here is where things start to get a little annoying....
Here is where Topps starts trolling my collecting habits.
Here is a reenactment of me reading the checklist of Series 2 and finding out the silver frames are 1/1's.
This is essentially pricing me out on most of the players that I would want to chase. The weird thing is Topps still has the platinum 1/1's too. Just for a pricing frame of reference I saw a silver frame Chris Ianetta sell for over $60.
In the grand scheme of things this is not a big deal. It is just a little upsetting to have something you enjoy collecting taken away for the sake of scarcity. At least they haven't changed the clear acetate cards to 1/1's yet. I'm half scared to read the checklist for Topps Update....
Thanks for reading!