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