2016 National Treasures Collegiate Gerrit Cole Auto /49
The last couple of years Panini has created a few collegiate oriented sets like Contenders and National Treasures Collegiate. Both sets are really nice. The thing is very few people care about college baseball.
Obviously the big benefit is the licensing. Photos of guys looking like they are wearing plain pajamas are replaced by bright, vibrant college uniforms such as this Gerrit Cole. The issue is that this is likely eliminating a good portion of team collectors. You can find singles of good players for pennies on the dollar.
For collectors like myself this is great. I classify myself as a Pirates collector but in the loosest of ways. This is a cool card of a current Pirate and I wanted it. It only set me back $6. I know I saw several Kyle Schwarber Indiana University autos for much cheaper than the Cubs equivalent. Take a look, you may find something.
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