Mmm... black parallel cards.
As stated in previous posts I will be concentrating on blue and black parallels of the Dodgers moving forward. Alex here is featured in 2014 Topps Chrome release and included with his rookie cards he has these autograph rookie cards in various colors. Black and blue are on my hit list and I was on the hunt.
Book value was just released and this particular card comes in at $40 which to me seems high for a 27 year old rookie that hasn't done much on the major league level. Still wanted the card though. Only 100 copies of this colored parallel and not too many to pick from on the bay but once again luck was on my side as this card's auction had minimal action on it and when the final day arrived the price was still highly reasonable. Put my bid in and even though it was driven up a tad in the waning seconds I came out on top and the card was mine.
It arrived a week or so later and looks to be in great condition. If Alex was younger I might get this graded due to the card's "rarity" but I will probably hold off and get something else graded that might have a little more upside. Still, this is a great addition to my collection. Now onto the blue parallel of the same card.
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