Friday, January 4, 2013

2000 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion Edgar Renteria

2000 Fleer Platinum Medallion Edgar Renteria

The parallel cards in many of the late 90s and early 2000s sets are always fun to chase down and add to your collection.  Depending on the set and the player, they can be really pricey, or they can be very inexpensive.  I have done a couple posts on sets like the Essential Credential parallels from the EX sets which are very popular, high sought after, and pricey.  Some of the other sets from that era run the opposite direction.  One of my favorites are the parallels from the Fleer Ultra sets which had a Platinum Medallion stamp.  They can be a little tricky to distinguish from the Gold Medallion set which was a similar parallel set which Fleer inserted into packs of Ultra at a rate of 1:1.  Those are fun to find too, but the Platinum Medallion parallel has a slightly different tint on the foil writing and is serial numbered on the back.  

This card cost me less than $5.  Not a bad price for a card with a print run of 50 featuring a five time All-Star, multiple Gold Glove winner, and World Series MVP.  While he wasn't Ozzie Smith, Renteria was one of the better all around shortstops that I have ever watched.

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