One aspect of the hobby I rarely hunt for are parallels. At some point I would like to go after a rainbow of a player, but nothing has caught my attention. I think the hunt would make me go crazy. Maybe once the Pirates new short season team starts playing in Morgantown I will get attached to one of the players and possibly try to acquire as many cards as possible much like Luis Torrens with Zippy Zappy.
With all that being said one certain parallel caught my eye this year. I fell in love with the clear stock acetate cards. I knew I wanted to add one to my collection and figured I would try Polanco. After a few missed opportunities I was able to secure one. Of all the Topps parallels these seem to have been a hit with collectors as the secondary market sales are strong.
2014 Topps Update Gregory Polanco Acetate Parallel /10
Overall this really doesn't change my view on parallels. If one happens to pop up that actually looks different I can be swayed, but my spending habits will be the same. For now I'm just happy to secure a card that I was hunting for.
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