Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thoughts on printing plates?
I really don’t have many 1/1 cards in my collection. I like them, but it’s hard for me to justify sometimes spending significant money on a 1 of 1 card when I can buy so many cards for the same price. I think I have about four or five total.
However, deals do pop up and sometimes you need to splurge. This is the case with this sweet Manny Banuelos card. It’s a 2012 Bowman’s Best Yellow Printing Plate 1/1. I put in a fairly low bid and won it. Maybe Manny will tear it up this year and earn a call-up, and I can flip it for a lot more than I paid for it.
Printing plates are weird. I love the 1/1 angle, and to know this card was instrumental in making all of the others. On the other hand, they really aren’t much to look at, and are usually scoffed up quite a bit. I guess that’s part of the allure. One other thing I love: Manny is a lefty, so you get the reverse angle of how he would look as a righty here. I always get a kick out of that.
What’s your take on printing plates? Love 'em? Like 'em? Hate 'em?