Friday, September 24, 2010

How do you classify this?

Today we have a yellow printing plate of Warner Madrigal's card out of the 2008 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects set. The plate is numbered 1/1.

So here is a question for all you card collectors out there. What do you consider to be a 1-of-1? Does a printing plate like this one count? Why or why not? Do you even try to pick these up for your collection?

In my book they count and I am always happy to pick one up for a reasonable price but I would like to hear your take on the issue.

5 comments:

White Sox Cards said...

They count, but be aware that 1/1 in printing plates doesn't always mean that there's only one card for each color. In some instances, there have been multiple 1/1 copies of colors. It doesn't happen too often, but I have seen cases of that.

I've heard some people explain that away by saying that printing plates wear out and each plate is technically a 1 of 1.

I've only come across one printing plate in a pack, so it's still a novelty, in my book.

Hackenbush said...

I guess they're 1 of 1's but I've personally never felt compelled to buy one. I think the Ron Santo's that have come up on Ebay have always gotten too pricey for me.

Collective Troll said...

I have never pulled one before myself. I own several. If I can find a plate of Carl Crawford (the player I collect) for a good price, I am on it...
I consider them 1 of 1s, but I would still rather have an on-card auto that is numbered to 500 over a 1/1 plate. For a player that doesn't have a lot of cards, I think they are extra special. I have a few Willy Aybar plates-got them all for a buck or two and hope to fill a page of 9 with Aybar plates someday...
For me, I couldn't afford a 1/1 that was autographed and game used, so this is a neat alternative that stays affordable. Plus these are used in the process of printing which makes them super cool in my eyes...

BA Benny said...

I say yes also. I consider them like any other parallel that's limited to only one of it's type.I pulled one once and have a couple of others but still haven't found any of my favorite team (Mets) that I collect.

Spiff said...

Thanks for all the input guys. Appreciate the time and information.