One of my favorite parts of the 2014 Topps set is the inclusion of the new acetate parallels. The cards are serial numbered to just 10 and have a great look about them. I picked up two of these cards from Series 1 and was eager to add a few more when Series 2 dropped a few weeks ago. I originally had three targets on Ebay. I missed two of my targets. Tim Beckham:
I can blame this one on ADD. I knew the cards was ending, I planned on bidding, and the price was obviously right. What was I doing when this card went off? Something other than bidding on this affordable card. Bummer. My other target was Jon Jay. ADD?
Nope. Just simply outbid on the item. I tried hard, but it's hard to spend more than $25 on Jon Jay. Especially when two other copies of the card are currently floating around on Ebay and are both under $10 at the moment. Please don't bid me up! Which left me with my third target. Some say it's the charm.....
This is a great card and I am a huge fan of Chris Archer. He's a former Durham Bull. He's from Raleigh. I met him last year at the USA Baseball complex in Cary, North Carolina. He's an awesome hard throwing pitcher and I have added a lot of his cards over the last two or three years. This Acetate card is a great addition.
My favorite part of the Acetate cards is the back. I love the reverse picture and also really like the translucent look with the black frame. I am not sure that the scan does this card enough justice.