Yet, I did see something new:
|swiped from Ebay|
Nope, that's the not the "blue" numbered to 150. This one is numbered to 10. Ten? Since when does Bowman number things to ten?
Twitter Blue refractors.
Warning: Mini Math Rant
One Blue Twitter Vogelbach card has popped up on Ebay, but it is ridiculously priced at two and a half times Vogelmonster's printing plate price. . . . Let's do some math.
There are 4 printing plates and the cheapest I've seen is selling for $20.
There are 10 Twitter Blue refractors, but the only one I've seen is selling for $50.
In short, the Twitter Blue refractors are 2.5 times more common than the printing plates, yet they are selling for 2.5 time more than the printing plates.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is called an direct relationship.
Math knowledge: If one item increases and a related item increases as a result, then it is defined as a direct relationship.
The laws of supply and demand are based upon an inverse relationship.
Math knowledge: If one item increases and a related item decreases as a result, then it is defined as an inverse relationship.
For instance: the higher the run on a numbered parallel SHOULD yield a lower price.
Obviously, some Ebay sellers don't know much about economics. (Or maybe they know too much about baseball card economics?) To the price gorging seller I say, "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!"
End Mini Math Rant.
The Bowman Twitter account has been giving these new blue refractors out to its followers the past couple of weeks. I figure all ten Vogelmonsters will will be given away at some point and I plan on trying to win one of these packs of Twitter Blue Parallels. Each pack of cards comes with nine blue refractors and one autograph. If I manage to win one, then I can probably turn a couple of the ten cards into a Vogelmonster and set the rest free amongst the blogosphere!
Feel free to join the fun and try to win a pack for yourself, but if you win a pack containing a Vogelmonster, then please remember me!