Monday, February 15, 2016

No Love For Numbered

There are so many different colored parallels that it's hard to keep track of them all. Most just get thrown into a box or put aside to be forgotten about. That's what happens to most of my numbered cards, so I decided to dig them out and scan them! I had to do a little hunting, but at least it gave me something to do...

First up is this Willie Mays parallel /75 from 2014 high tek! Topps made a bunch of different parallels for this set, and I have absolutely no clue what any of them are called. All I know is that this one is numbered /75.

Also from 2014 high tek, is this Roberto Alomar also numbered /75. The Mays and Alomar both have different patterns, but they're both numbered to 75 which doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I wish Topps would stick to a certain number of parallels (/150, /99, /50, /25, /5, and /1) so it wouldn't confuse all of us collectors. Too many names, too many variations, too many numbered variations of variations... Heck, you might as well call it parallel inception! Hm, now that I think about it, that would be a good title name.

The final parallel from 2014 high tek is of 2014 rookie of the year Jose Abreu! Back in 2014 this probably would have sold fairly well, but all the hype surrounding Abreu has really slowed down since his rookie year. If he were in New York, his autographs would probably be a fortune, but he plays in Chicago. Well, the wrong side of Chicago anyways.

I pulled this one last year over Christmas break (I also pulled the other 3 cards above), and it was probably the best card of the box. It's nothing amazing, but it's always fun to pull a low numbered Yankees card. His time was short in pinstripes, but I definitely enjoyed watching him.

This last card isn't from high tek, it's from the beautiful 2015 Topps tribute! The base cards looked great, but Topps really messed up on the autographs. Most were smudged and most of the names that came out of the product weren't very good either. This card looks absolutely amazing. If only Topps could make all their parallels like the ones from tribute...
Thank you for reading!

1 comment:

  1. "Well, the wrong side of Chicago anyways."

    Don't make me go on a rant about the Yankees.....