The Legend

The Legend

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kiss My Acetate

I'm still trying to scan a billion cards that Bo from Baseball Cards Come to Life sent me last week. Hopefully get that finished tomorrow, but we will see.  Damn scanner is loud and close to were my daughter sleeps.


Gerrit Cole Topps Series 2 Clear Acetate Parallel /10

Do I think too many parallels exist,....yes. With that being said I do have a handful that I seek out every year. For the last couple of years my favorites have been the silver frame and clear acetate cards from flagship. Last year Topps decided to make the silver frames 1/1's instead of numbered to /20 like the previous couple of years. That is a good way to price someone out of a collection. I don't even think they produced the framed cards this year. That leaves me with the acetate cards in flagship.

One odd thing I've noticed about the acetate cards is that I've purchased many via the Buy it Now option. When you put a low numbered card on auction you are always rolling the dice, but in my experience the acetate cards hold their value very well. You seldom see them sell for below $10. The BIN price for this Cole was $15 with free shipping.  That seemed reasonable so I pulled the trigger. 

I often think I'm drawn to these cards because they remind of some crazy 90's early 2000's parallel. While many people were out of collecting at this time, I was going strong and fell in love with cheaper brands like Pacific. You add some lightning bolts and make this a diecut this could easily be a Pacific card.  :)

Thanks for reading! 

20 comments:

  1. Love the post title. Innovative and creative parallels like these are always welcome sights.

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    1. Nice parallels exist all over the place they are just hard to keep track of. The shear volume is overwhelming.

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  2. Sweet-I haven't seen many Redbirds pop up on the Bay-$15-great buy

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    1. They are tough pulls. Taking in account how much flagship is produced finding these cards can be tough.

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  3. I purchased one acetate card this year and I thought it was an excellent looking card.

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    1. Oh yeah. They have a cool look. I would love to add some rookie acetate cards, but that is big money.

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  4. A cool acetate card will always make my day, I don't think there are many acetate cards I don't like.

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    1. Yeah I've enjoyed them over the years.

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  5. I haven't seen one of these in person, but I love acetate cards.

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    1. You can find deals. Check some BIN auctions.

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  6. Ahhh... I forgot all about the acetate cards. Off to Ebay to see if there's a Vogelmonster!

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  7. The acetate cards are so hard to track down. I haven't seen a Cutch pop up yet.

    On another note, I got the 1/1 frame Cole from last year if you are interested in it.

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    1. Hope you find the Cutch. I'll let you know if I see one, but I'm sure nothing Cutch related gets by you.

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  8. Acetate and sports cards are made for each other. Awesome card.

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  9. what's it like to know you're freakin hilarious? must be a heavy burden you carry Matt. You make me laugh on a regular basis.

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    1. Ha, well maybe I've had too much beer to feel the pressure.

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