Date: January 9, 2022
Time of Bid: 12:17:23 AM
Cards: 2005 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH182 Ivan Rodriguez All-Star Gold (0337/2005)Price: $0.01 (+$1.10 shipping)
Ever since I got back into the hobby, I've really liked the gold parallels Topps has put into their base sets. They're relatively easy to pull, and if you are after a certain player, they are usually affordable to add to your collection. I've had fleeting thoughts to try to put together a 2007 gold set. The cards that year look really cool in gold, but I've never officially gotten started because the Jeter/Mantle/Bush is going to set me back quite a bit. Maybe one day.
As for this card, a penny is always a sweet deal. Rodriguez is probably the greatest catcher of my lifetime (competition only from Fisk, Bench, Carter, and Piazza). A Frankenset isn't really my thing, but if I chicken out on the '07 gold set construction, this one would definitely make the cut. Plus, it's cool to see a player in an All-Star Game played in his home park, even (or especially) if it was as the sole representative of a bad team.