Sunday, December 21, 2008

2008 Card-vent Calendar: December 21

December 21, 2008:
2006 Topps Triple Threads Hall of Fame #19 Robin Yount Blue Sapphire Parallel (11/25)

The only card that looks better than a green-colored Robin Yount card is a blue-color-dominated Robin Yount card. It really wouldn't be Card-vent without Robin Yount making an appearance, and he does so in 2008 in a blaze of Sapphire glory. That's right, don't you dare call it blue, unless you want to get bitch-slapped by a guy with more than 3,000 hits under his belt.

Curiously, card companies always seem to make the light blue (or Sapphire) parallel cards among the most scarce of all variants. It's king of like how food companies have agreed upon certain colors to stand for certain things. Let's review this unspoken agreement.

Green box = Reduced Fat. I believe this began with Snackwells and spread like a mutant SuperVirus through munchable commodities.

Orange = Nacho. Pretty self-explanatory. If not nacho, at least cheese-flavored.

Wild Card!
Maroon (or similar shades of dark red) = Barbecue flavored, mesquite if you're lucky.

Lime green = Sour Cram and Onion. If Little Debbie found a way to make a Sour Cream and Onion flavored Star Crunch, it would come in a light green box.

And coming full circle back to Young Goodman Robin, Light Blue = Salt & Vinegar. Like the Sapphire parallels Topps puts out, this flavor is not always easy to find. Seeing a can of light blue Pringles is a lot like witnessing a desert mirage. You're not sure if what you're seeing is real, so you pinch yourself. If you feel the pinch, you pinch yourself again, this time in a more sensitive area of your body. If the can finds its way to your shopping cart, you still can't quite verify their existence until they actually make it to your kitchen. And there you have it, I've successfully compared Hall-of-Famer Robin Yount to a cannister of heavily salted, highly processed potato snack treats. Today is a good day.

1 comment:

capewood said...

Orange also means decaf, unless, of course, you're Folgers, then its green for decaf.