Monday, March 6, 2017

Parallel Universe

I think I have written on buying lots of your favorite team you eventually run in to the law of diminishing returns. In that it is hard to add a large # of cards to your team collection so I haven't been buying many Cardinals lots-and when I do I am very very selective.

Recently a Bin lot of "675 St. Louis Cardinals Parallel Card lot gold row mini chrome variation stars!" came up and the pictures of the lot looked promising so I picked it up.



The description was as follows "Mostly 90s to mid 2000s. All St. Louis Cardinals. Approximately 675 cards, all parallel/uncommon/variation version cards. Examples being gold, glossy, international, various rows, colors, die-cuts and other examples. Several examples of parallel cards are pictured to give a wide variety of what is included.

This is a bulk lot geared toward getting you the most cards for the lowest price, so please consider the following: Do not expect refractors or serial #d cards. Condition is mostly EXMT to NMMT. Expect duplicates, in some cases several of one card - especially the 1990s. Please allow for 1-3% being lower condition, wrong team or base card instead of parallel. "

A good accurate description to be sure-not a great amount of duplications-large #s of one card were rare-so the # was a little off 100 cards-not 675 but 574-a bummer as that would have added another 50 cards to the collection. But none the less with the dirty of card shows here I don't get a chance to dig through dime boxes and I have wiped out the usual dealers.

I picked three cards from most of the card producers to show below-I was able to add some fantastic 90s and early 2000s Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion cards, various Pacific parallels, Upper Deck Collect's Choice Silver Signature cards, Bowman Chrome and Paper Hometown and International parallels, Score Gold Rush, and Topps Gold, mini, and various odds and ends-all in all we added 282 cards to our collection, I went through the ones not needed and sorted out to eventually send to Ray of All Cardinals All the Time. We are off-slowly because an old dear friend came in to town and he is opening a brewery here and we had to do some fieldwork-"research" Not so much drank too much just but cats got me up real early-he will be back in a few weeks and we will do more "research".


On to the cards! 1997 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion Eli Marrero, 2000 Fleer Gamers Extra Ray Lankford, 1998 Fleer Flair 1st Row Alan Benes.


 Next we have some Bowman-2004 bowman hHeritage B&W Rolen, 1998 Bowman Chrome Hometown Cliff Poliette, and 1997 Bowman Chrome International Andy Benes.



Upper Deck 1995 Collectors Choice Silver Signature Rick Suttcliffe and 2008 Goudey Mini Blue Back Lou Brock.

Donruss 2002 Donruss Fan Cub Die Cut Jim Edmonds and 1997 Donruss Preferred Silver Dmitri Young.

Pinnacle yes nothing says 1990s Baseball Cards than Pinnacle or a Benes brother, or Ray Lankford 1995 Pinnacle Artist's Proof Allen Watson, 1994 Museum Pags, and 1998 Museum Collection Ray  Lankford.


I know that Pacific is one of our favorites brand-no inserts included but plenty of parallels. 1998 Paramount Copper Ron Gant, 2000 Prizm Chad Hutchinson (Slider Silver only 334 copies), and 2000 Prizm Ray (Pebbly Dots only 691 copies made)-now the Prizm Parallels confuse me and I did my best to determine which is which. 


There were a number of Score but the one that really stuck out is the 1995 Summit Nth Degree Ray Langford. 
Finally, Topps-there were several cool parallels such as the 1998 Cooperstown. 1998 Todd Stottlemyer, 2000 MVP Promotion Joe Mac, 2002 Ten Die-Cut Darell Kile.  



All in all I had good time sorting through these.


4 comments:

  1. Pinnacle Museum cards always look great. Pacific inserts would be just as nice if only the card was identified on the back. You almost need a college degree to figure out the 2000 Prizm variations.

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    1. I couldn't agree more-like trying to find a date on a UD Card!

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  2. Awesome stuff. I'm especially fond of those 1998 Bowman Chrome flag parallels.

    Side note... you gonna make it out to GTSM tomorrow night?

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  3. I agree with Fuji, I like the flag parallels in the Bowman set.

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