Saturday, May 27, 2017

Barry Larkin Collection 526: 2000 Pacific Prism - #38 - Texture Silver parallel (I Think?)

Barry Larkin
Year:  2000
Brand:  Pacific Prism
Parallel set:  Texture Silver (I think?)
Card number:  38

I've stated time and time again my love for most things Pacific on this blog.  I always have to be careful and say "most things" Pacific though because there are a few stinker sets out there.  Case in point?  2000 Prism.

The 2000 Pacific Prism set uses wayyyyyy to much foil on the front.  Trust me, the scan doesn't do this card justice (and not in a good way either).  On the flip side, the card's back is one of the most boring, understated card backs of any set from the year 2000.  It's a weird paring of over-the-top and barely-there that makes this set not work for me.

Unfortunately, like most sets from 2000, there are a number of parallels that I need to try and eventually track down, along with the base card.  According to baseballcardpedia, there are actually 15 different parallel versions of Larkin's base card out there!!!

That's crazy!

Here's the full list.
  • Rapture Silver (limited to 916 copies; Hobby only)
  • Pebbly Dots (limited to 691 copies)
  • Rapture Gold (limited to 565 copies; retail only)
  • Holographic Gold (serial-numbered to 480 copies)
  • Texture (limited to 448 copies)
  • Tinsel (limited to 331 copies; Hobby only)
  • Wood Grain (limited to 331 copies; retail only)
  • Holographic Mirror (serial-numbered to 160 copies)
  • Holographic Purple (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Holographic Blue (serial-numbered to 80 copies)
  • Premiere Date (serial-numbered to 61 copies; Hobby only)
  • Proofs (serial-numbered to ten)
NOTE: The Rapture, Pebbly Dots, Texture, Tinsel, and Wood Grain parallels are NOT serial-numbered.

You may notice that doesn't add up to 14.  That's because in addition to the above cards, there is also a drops parallel (Larkin has 799 of those but they aren't serially numbered), a sheen parallel (Larkin has 565 of those, again not serially numbered), and a slider parallel (Larkin has 334 of those, also not serially numbered).

And, as you could probably guess, I don't yet own any of the parallels other than the one you see at the top of this post.  Upon a lot of studying (mostly using this page I found), I believe the card I own is a Texture Silver parallel.  However, I could very easily be wrong about that...so please, if you know better than I do, correct me!

Hard to believe that I don't even own the base card of Larkin's from this set...nevermind the remaining 14 parallels!  This set was apparently Pacific's answer to Topps Tek...which I never knew until I started writing this post (always fun to learn something new about the hobby)!


1 comments:

The Lost Collector said...

I actually like these, but it's so hard to tell what is what.

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