In my post yesterday, I mentioned my love of the 2012 Topps set. That's the year I began buying cards again, so that set will always be one of my favorites. (Though, I have to say that I love 2013 Topps flagship just a tad more)
At one point, I had the gold sparkle parallel of Yu Darvish's rookie card. However, back then I wasn't terribly interested in keeping parallels. Needless to say, I no longer had it in my collection.
Until earlier this week. I found one on eBay for a reasonable price and decided to pull the trigger:
I love it. It just pops.
I haven't been doing it intentionally, but it seems that the only cards that I have been picking up are of Darvish.
I know not everyone is a big fan of parallels, but I know some of you are. If you are, what is your favorite parallel and from what year/set?
If you aren't a fan of parallels, which ones do you especially dislike?