One of my favorite parallel, or chase sets of all-time is the Donruss Crusade set. Specifically the 1998 version. Last week I had the chance to add a nice Alan Benes card from this set which helped me close out my Cardinals set I was putting together over the past few months.
1998 Donruss Crusade Alan Benes
I paid less than $5 to buy this card and have it shipped to me on Ebay, but always enjoy closing out a set I am trying to put together. While I was assembling the set it was clear that some of the high end players featured in this set, which again is printed to /250 or /100 for the purple version, carry far more value than the parallel cards of today. A parallel print run card of a star player with that print run would be easy to find for less than $5. However, the star players and high grade cards in set frequently sell for more than $50. For example, three cards from this set that I looked into were a Cal Ripken, Bernie Williams, and Randy Johnson. All three cards ended north of $50. Imagine if you could sell you cards with a print run of 100 or 250 for that much.