Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sunday Gems

I'll be quite honest: until a couple of years ago, I had no idea what the phrase Precious Metal Gems meant.  I loved collecting cards throughout the 90's, and poured over my Becketts countless times each month.  But my collecting capped out somewhere around $2 per pack.  The (then) higher end tier of the hobby was completely foreign to me.

But when Upper Deck began their Fleer Retro products a couple years ago, I instantly fell in love with the bright, foily awesomeness of the PMG reprints.  Even without the 90's hype and aura around them, they are some damn fine looking cards.  I completely get why they were so coveted.

In recent years I have done my best to scoop up the PMG cards that fit with my collection.  And with UD being stripped of most of their licenses, that pretty much means WVU, Pitt, and Pens cards.  Any excuse to add one to my collection.

This is my first copy of the blue parallel /50, and I have to say I'm even crazier about this than the standard red /100.  These are some absolutely gorgeous looking cards.  Now why can't we get these in the hobby today?