It's official, Topps has gone off the deep end with parallels. In 2013, Topps had 10 parallel cards, Black, Camo, Emerald Foil, Gold, Pink, Platinum, Walmart Blue, Target Red, Toys R Us Purple and Silk. This year year they have 14 (or 15 if you count the Power Play cards). In an earlier post I had wished that Topps would come out with a color bordered base card. A commentator pointed out that there are enough color bordered cards to satisfy anyone. I'd wish for a color bordered base set and fewer parallels. And don't forget that we have Topps Opening Day coming, with it's parallels.
I pulled a few of the parallels from what I bought locally and decided to see what I could get on eBay.
Topps Red Foil
Topps Platinum has been around since 2006. These are 1 of 1 cards which I've never seen. Good luck buying one on eBay. There were priced much more than anyone should ever pay for a baseball card. I noticed on eBay that a few dealers were describing Topps Black as Platinum.
Another new parallel, these are printed on clear acetate and numbered to 10. Also pretty pricey on eBay I almost got one at a reasonable price but got out bidded at the last minute.
Topps Blue Walmart
Topps Red Target
Topps Purple Toys R Us
Topps Power Players
This is a contest card, one of those where you get a code number on the back for a web site. I pulled 3 of these. The card front is the same as the player's regular card with the addition of the Power Players logo.