Sometimes a set comes out and you just know that no matter how hard you try money will soon be leaving your person. I knew that would be the case when I discovered that both Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw were included in the 2012 Bowman Red Ice parallel set, in which each card is numbered out of a scant 25. They've gone for a pretty penny, as you might imagine.
But thankfully, just about any card eventually has a straggler or two that sells for far too low. If you play your cards right, you can be the beneficiary of that aberration, and I thankfully found myself on the awesome end of a bargain with Kemp's Red Ice. These cards are magnificent in-hand, as they have a bit of a psychedelic/night sky feel to them when the light hits them just right. My copy - numbered 22/25....woo, to Kersh's number - ran me a handful of coins under half a blaster.