2016 Topps Update Ivan Nova Yellow Printing Plate
A perfect fit to my self imposed printing plate rules is this recent acquisition of a Ivan Nova plate. Nova came over to the Pirates last year at the trade deadline and has been absolutely fantastic. In the offseason the Pirates gave him a 3 year contract and he picked up right where he left off. At one point this year he had more complete games than walks! As of right now it is looking like one of the better bargain free agent buys.
Topps Update is always one of my favorite sets each year because its where you will find all the recently traded players featured in their new duds. Some of my favorite cards in my collection are low numbered parallels of short term Pirates like Derrek Lee and the second go around of Aramis Ramirez.
The above Nova cost me about $10 which is at the top of my budget for these plates, but still worth in my opinion.
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