But not to delay this any longer, here's what I HAD to have when I saw it.
I now have the Wrought Iron SP version of the Proven Mettle coin card of Roberto Clemente.
So for those keeping score, I have the Copper /99 and the Iron /50. All I need now is the super-duper rare Steel version /10 to complete the metal-rainbow (which is the manliest kind of rainbow, by the way).
I wish I could lie to you all and tell you I got a steal on this card - but after checking the ebay prices, I can say that I paid market value for this addition. Again, there is inherent value in a Clemente card - and I don't feel that a SP card like this is ever really going to lose value. These are some of the coolest, most unique cards I've ever owned. It's all about value right now for me - and this has value. I imagine that should I ever complete the trio of metals, it would be an even more valuable asset to have.
The checklist for the coin-card subjects is pretty much the best of the best for players of all generations. But if you're a serious player collector for one of the players on that list, these cards are a great addition to any PC.
I can't tell you how many times something arrives in the mail and you get that sneaking buyers remorse over the purchase. I am glad to say I don't have that feeling today. I look forward to seeing what Topps does with their super-inserts next year based on these cards here.