Last night Jeff and Greg made a joke of how I am going to embark on a reprint business because of my extensive number of printing plates I've been picking up lately. Here's 4 more!
I saw some Luis Heredia 2012 Bowman printing plates on ebay fairly cheaply and decided to pick up 2 of the 4 plates available. I'm now half way to making my own cards.
Here's the black printing plate numbered 1 of 1. Picked this one up for $19.99
And here's the yellow that I bought for $14.01 shipped.
Similarly I saw 2 Andrew McCutchen 2012 Archives printing plates so now I have half the plates of the Andrew McCutchen 2012 Topps Archives cloth sticker insert.
These two cards were picked up for $46 total.
These are the cyan and magenta printing plates used to make the cloth sticker insert of Cutch.
Not only are printing plates extremely rare since they are all 1 of 1s, but they are also quirky enough that people who don't collect cards think they're unique. For instance a friend of mine who doesn't collect cards saw a Willie Stargell bat relic I have and wasn't phased, but having two printing plates side by side impressed him enough to say "that's awesome"