Of all the cards I had on my list I figured the easiest to locate would be the Pirates sliver framed team card /20. The difficult part with this card is that the prices for the silver frames have been strong on the secondary market. The first few that hit were selling for over $30 which was way more than I was willing to go. I even found the printing plate of the team card for just over $20. Thanks to stumbling on a buy it now auction I was able to find the card for $16. Not a great deal, but I was happy to get a card that I wanted since Series 1 was released.
2015 Topps Series 1 Pirates Team Card Silver Frame /20
I've made it known that I'm not a huge parallel fan. The only ones in recent years to really catch my eye are the acetate and silver frame cards from Topps. Usually the only players I chase are Pirates that don't get much love relic or auto wise. This card kind of falls in the middle somewhere as it was just so unique I had to have it. Since I have the printing plate and the silver frame it would be kind of cool to locate the acetate, but not a necessity. Just glad to put this one to bed.
I have a pretty extensive list of cards that could go on the White Whale list, but for now I think I will try to keep the list at a manageable 10 cards. To keep with the 2015 theme I think the new venture will be the Starling Marte base photo variation from Gypsy Queen. Not a super expensive card, but I've tried to win it about 10 different times and failed. Time to hunt for a deal!
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