Monday, October 1, 2018

Elite status

I really had a slow summer in terms of adding new Tino Martinez cards. Honestly, they just don't pop up often. When they do, I feel like sometimes I overpay a little bit.

I wouldn't say I overpaid for my newest addition, although it was a little more than I like to spend on newer issues. But I don't think I've seen it on eBay prior to this, so it was worth it. The is the Status version parallel from 1998 Donruss Elite and is numbered to just 100.
It's a very good looking card, especially for a checklist. I have both of the Aspirations parallels #'d to 750, so this is quite a bit rarer. The edges are very sharp, and the gold foil looks nice. It's a similar to foil to the current Topps foil parallels.

This is Tino #853. The slow climb to 1,000 continues!