Friday, July 13, 2018

Sweet Sixteen

So I finally got my first Luis Torrens card from 2018 Topps Series 2 in my hand the other day.


BAM!

Yup, starting off the newest branch of the collection in style with a 1/1.


This is a black printing plate, and one of the two 1/1's that surfaced immediately after Series 2 hit the shelves. The other one is overpriced and I'll be damned if I'm paying that much.

The seller for this plate tried selling it as a BIN for triple what I ended up paying for it via auction. Smart move since LT's card market is limited to me and people only looking to get stuff for me.

As the title suggests, this is the 16th 1/1 Torrens card to enter my collection. As of now I am pretty proud to say that I own a plate from every product Torrens has been included in. Although that excludes Panini Prizm Draft because no plates were ever released for that product and the minor league issued cards (same reason).
Edit: I just realized that I don't have any 1/1's from the 2017 Topps Mini set either. Mainly because I'm not sure they were ever distributed :P.


Even though I've been in a collecting rut, there was a part of me that had enough sense to pick up some of these rarer cards just in case. Plus the fact that this didn't cost that much helped a lot too. I think I made the right call there.

As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).

9 comments:

  1. If my records are straight, you have a plate but you're still trying to track down the base card? Card collecting is so weird sometimes. Congrats on the 1/1!

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    1. Honestly that's by design since I know I can get the base card (and the other more common parallels) any time I want. Preferably when they're the last few pieces I need. But the 1/1's and other low numbered cards are stuff you have to pounce on when they appear.

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  2. "The seller for this plate tried selling it as a BIN for triple what I ended up paying for it via auction. Smart move since LT's card market is limited to me and people only looking to get stuff for me."

    I feel like this with Hensley a lot. I'm only bidding against myself, basically. Plus I have to deal with people who still overprice him because YANKEES 1st ROUND PICK!

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    1. I'm still amused at how the Yankees' first rounder tax gives Hensley cards bigger premium than Luis Torrens being a big leaguer does.

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  3. The base and higher numbered parallels are always the last cards I snag up too. Congrats on your sweet 16!!!

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    1. In some ways I find it really satisfying when I finish off a rainbow with the more common pieces, rather than waiting an eternity for the rare low numbered stuff to emerge (if they ever do).

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  4. One printing plate from every product Torrens has been included in? That's super awesome!

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    1. Actually I just realized that I was wrong on that one because I don't have any plates from 2017 Topps Mini. Damn that product.

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    2. Bummer. Sorry to hear that buddy. It's still a seriously impressive number of plates. Plus it gives you one more whale to chase.

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