Sunday, February 15, 2015

Purple Parallel Madness! (Happy V-Day!)

On Valentine's Day I had already planned to cook dinner for my lovely wife and I requested nothing in return (we always exchange cards in the least) but she suggested we go to a local store that has a ton of 2nd hand stuff thats pretty fun to browse. That store just so happens to be right next to a Toys R Us. We just happened to go in and buy 20 Blister packs. Happy Valentine's Day indeed!

The purple parallels this year look really sharp. They are not quite Chrome but they are still a bit shinier then the base cards. I didn't pull any Jeters (heard he's retired or something?!) but it was fun and got a couple good guys!

I scanned a sampling, the Phillies are PC (I still need the Ryan Howard if anyone wants to swap) but if you need your guy and I happened to pull it please let me know we can work out a swap or I'll sell it, either way.

The purple's I hit are as follows.. in number order..

10 Cole Hamels
17 Brian McCann
21 Brett Gardner
22 Tyler Flowers
31 Nick Tropeano
34 Charlie Blackmon
42 Todd Frazier
44 Gio Gonzalez
52 Fernando Rodney
61 League Leaders Kershaw/Cueto/Wainwright
62 Nolan Arenado
67 Hunter Pence
82 Nick Tepesch
83 David Wright
97 Dalton Pompey
105 Jeff Baker
107 James Loney
109 Doug Fister
127 League Leaders Morneau/Harrison/McCutchen
131 Edward Mujica
132 Michael Taylor
141 Cory Spangenberg
148 JD Martinez
149 Daniel Murphy
153 Josh Reddick
156 Santiago Casilla
163 Chase Utley
194 David Murphy
200 Miguel Cabrera
201 Tommy La Stella
204 Eduardo Escobar
212 Cliff Lee
214 League Leaders Kluber/Scherzer/Weaver
238 Hyun Jin Ryu
247 Aaron Hill
250 Evan Longoria
256 Adam Eaton
259 Brian Dozier
262 Ryan Braun
265 Arizona Diamondbacks
269 Jordy Mercer
284 Brandon League
285 League Leaders Cruz/Carter/Trout
295 Erick Aybar
296 Charlie Morton
300 Mike Trout
304 Shawn Kelley
305 Sonny Gray
308 Carl Crawford
311 Jhonny Peralta
312 Kyle Lobstein
320 Shin Soo Choo
331 Danny Espinosa
338 Yasmani Grandal
342 San Diego Padres
344 Manny Parra

Got no doubles which is nice. Got shorted one card in one of the packs. That's a bit annoying. The cards this year are in pretty nice condition. In 2012 (still have quite a few of those) a bunch of the parallels were dinged up pretty good.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Nice. If you're trading I could use the Hunter Pence, David Murphy, Charlie Blackmon, Nolan Arenado and Brett Gardner purples.

    I have a few Japanese Howards if you're interested.

  2. Ooh, purty. I'll see if I can find you something for the Choo at least.

  3. I would love the Kluber. I have Maikel Franco in purple if you need him.

  4. Or I have the Ryan Howard base card.

  5. I would like to work something out for the Mujica. I will see what I can find.

  6. I'd love the Trout and Miguel Cabrera if they're available. I could send a bunch of Phillies your way in return.