Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Moses in Gold

Because of some lapses in posting during the last couple of months, I have an ever increasing number of 2013-14 and 2014-15 Prizm cards piling up in scan folders. There would easily be enough to cover a weeks worth (or more) of posts, but since I have no interest in creating a dramatic drop off in my somewhat already low viewership, I probably won't be doing a Prizm themed week anytime soon.

So for the sake of a quick post (and only a temporary drop in views), I will pluck out what some might consider the best of the bunch:

I had been wanting one of the numbered to /10 gold parallels, preferably from one of the pre 2016-17 sets for about a year, before getting this 2014-15 Moses Malone gold pulsar a few weeks before Christmas. For those that don't know or the few that might actually care, the gold pulsars were exclusive to jumbo boxes, while the regular gold's were available in hobby boxes only.

Since I'm never very happy with how Prizm's scan, I have included cell phone picture as well:

Unlike some of the other Prizm colored parallels that I'm attempting to complete sets of, I will probably only end up with a few of the gold's, so I have been a little picky on who I went after... and of course trying to steer clear of some of the high prices that certain names command. About a week before I won this one, I had bid on a Kareem gold pulsar that ended up going for more than I wanted to spend, so as a consolation prize I got the "Chairman of the Boards" for around $6.50 delivered... not a bad consolation prize if I say so myself.

I still need to get one of the regular gold's from the 2014 edition, along with gold's from all the other pre- '16-17 sets (I really dislike this years design). I wouldn't mind picking up one of the black 1/1's for a reasonable price either, but the odds are highly against that happening.


                

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6 comments:

  1. Wish I enjoyed basketball but am probably saving a fortune being a one sport collector. The Prizms are nice! My fave colors are blue and purple. Always must haves for me.

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    1. Julie, you're probably saving multiple fortunes by being a one sport collector.

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  2. I feel like Malone was way underrated but I didn't follow basketball closely. Big fan of "streetcore" especially all in a day (with a shoutout to Chavez ravine). Btw a package is on its way to you.

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    1. I don't think he was underrated during his prime, being a 12 time all-star and three time MVP does garner some attention/respect, but I think later in his career people definitely started forgetting and acknowledging how good he had been. And now, other than the markets he played in, you will almost never hear his name mentioned... which is unfortunate, because he was one of the best bigs to ever play in the NBA.

      I am a big fan of all things Joe Strummer, he passed way far too soon.

      I was going to send your cards out last week, but I never got a return email, so I didn't know if anything was amiss or not. I will send them out sometime this weekend.

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  3. That's a pretty sweet card, and it features a great player. Nice grab!

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    1. Thanks, I was pretty happy with it.

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