Original pic and thoughts
2013 Bowman Chrome Black Parallel
Unlike the purple parallel I think this black parallel has a decent chance at a pristine grade. Centering is almost 50/50, surface looks clean, corners are extra sharp and the edges look problem free. I have only had one card come back in pristine condition and this would be a great second one but if not I can not see this getting anything less than a strong 9.5. Either way me going this route for a gem mint grade of this card is better (cheaper) than the one I missed out on earlier on eBay.
Result and thoughts :
Well I missed out on the only other black Seager to ever earn a gem mint grade but now there is two as this one joins the gem mint club. This was a late (last) addition to the submission batch as I did not receive it in the mail until the week of the event but thankfully I did as I now will have it back in a 9.5 slab.
Going in I really thought that his had a chance at coming back as pristine so we shall see how close it was in a month when it comes back with all the sub grades visible. This obviously is my most valuable non autograph card of Seager now as it is numbered out of only 15. When this kid hits it big this card will probably hit at least $200 on the aftermarket. I have no intention of selling it but I love knowing the potential value of all my cards.
Final Submission Result and Thoughts :
With the same exact sub grades (3 9.5's and a 10) what makes this parallel better than the green parallel of Seager from a couple days ago? Why it's black and more limited that's what.
While there are 75 copies of the green parallel there are only 15 copies of this black beauty and there is no book value assigned to it while the green comes with a $20 tag.
There was one other (the only other) graded version of this card on eBay months ago and it sold for $100. So at the very least I value this card at that amount but I think once he gets closer to being called up that price will go up just a tad. If he does really well (which I expect he will) in the bigs this is one fine graded copy to have in my or anyone's collection. Till then I will just enjoy this great black and gold combination.
Now my best none Seager autograph in my collection
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.