So you may have gotten the feeling yesterday that I'm not the biggest fan of parallels for the sake of parallels. Well, today isn't going to be any better.
A parallel with the color of a store. These are still stupid. The worst part is that Toys R Us gets a color. If you build a complete set of Purple parallels do they give you a purse to carry them around in? At least red and blue are decent colors. Sure, the Rockies like purple...but their team color on their cards is purple. Ruh-roh Raggy. As for the cards above, the Yankees, Dodgers, and Rays make my brain bleed. The Rangers card is hilarious because the red doesn't match the team logo...nor does the blue on the card. The Astros cards are mildly uncomfortable, but it's hard to discern whether it's due to the colors or the fact that they are Astros cards. The Mets logo just looks terrible.
Nats logo needs to be White and the junk on the cards needs to not look orange.
Here's an idea...I want brown parallels for when UPS delivers cards to me. It would double as a symbol of Topps shitting out bad parallels. It would certainly add a level of irony to a runs leader card.
It's okay, I'm calming down, now. Sorry about that. I was seeing red for a moment.