It appears that there is an unannounced parallel in Marvel NOW! by Upper Deck. It has been know that that there are silver foil parallels to the basic cards in every pack and a red parallel variant that is handed numbered to 10 on the front with the back of the card having the word “variant” next to the card number. The unannounced parallel seems to be a combination of silver and red parallels – front of the card has silver foil and the back of the card has the word “variant” next to the card number.
These “Silver Variants” parallels aren’t “one-of-one” as there have already been two Superior Spider-Man cards on eBay. They might be just as limited or more as the red parallel variants by comparing the amount listed on eBay as a comparison. For characters that have multiple red parallel variants, a couple have already had three on eBay – Iron Man (# 4, 5, & 7) and Rocket Raccoon (# 2, 3, & 4).
Just because the “Silver Variant” might be as limited or more as the Red Parallel Variant, collectors tend to gravitate towards cards that are numbered (even hand numbered) so prices will probably be higher for the red versions. But they are still limited so until Upper Deck releases more information on these “Silver Variants” there might be some bargains floating out there in common boxes … especially in they are indeed limited to a handful.
Here are some of the “Silver Variants” that have sold on eBay compared to their Red Variant counterparts:
Red – #3/10 (item #370995690830) $89.94
Silver – (item #360854034176) $50.00
Red – #7/10 (item #251438437034) $101.01
Silver – (item #371018931389) $49.99
Red – #2/10 (item #33113906936) $64.53
Red – #1/10 (item #141187479182) $42.00
Silver – (item #371011390340) $25.67
We would love to hear your thoughts on these parallels and if you have any luck finding them in the common boxes.
Contributing Author Kevin St. Jacque has been collecting cards, comics and watching baseball and basketball since the late-1970′s. He has over 1,100 Marvel sketch cards and just as many autographed and memorabilia sports insert cards. Raised in the LBC, he’s an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan. Recently he spends time with his young daughter hunting stores for Monster High dolls for her collection. You can find him contributing various hobby happenings on www.forloveofhomeplate.com