Can anyone explain these to me?
Once every few packs, i get a gold parallel. Just opened "Joe Blanton" - nice! Well, what do they even make these? I don't really get it. Is it to make collectors of that "player" need to buy an extra (and i guess far more rare) card?
The cards aren't even very nice - the gold border doesn't make the card look better, and probably makes it look worse!
At least the sparkly diamond parallels (not the ones with the small diamond hidden in the pic - i am talking about the cards with the sparkle effect all over) - they are kinda cool looking.
Do you guys get into these gold parallels?
And what do you do with them, since they don't really complete sets?
And I really appreciate your suggestions to my last post - I guess I need to build up a "trade network" I guess!