I'm a base set collector. That doesn't mean that I didn't consider adding these cool parallels to my collection after I found 10-card retail packs of Prime Slime and Apple Pie at the Dollar Store. I'm a big fan of Apple Pie, but not so much Prime Slime. Either way, I took home what they had left, including a pack of BNS2 and BNS3 (not shown).
All of the sets I completed were purchased that way because it is more cost efficient to do so. I tend to buy a few packs to collect the wrappers for empty spaces in my binder pages, upgrade my set with the extra cards, and then give the rest away. Unlike the packs I usually find at the Dollar Store, these packs contained one Puke Splatter parallel card each. One of my packs even contained a Fool's Gold Splatter parallel, which is the rarest of the Splatter parallels with each card serial numbered to 50.
Border color parallels have been included in GPK sets for quite a while now, but the Splatter parallels didn't start coming out until the 2016 Series 1: American as Apple Pie in your Face. The previous set, 2015 Series 2: 30th Anniversary, may have kicked off the subset-style numbering, but still include solid color border parallels.
For 4 sets now (Apple Pie, Prime Slime, Adam-Geddon, Battle of the Bands), GPK has been using the same Splatter border parallels, which include:
-Puke Splatter (Green Border): 1 per retail/hobby pack
-Bruised Splatter (Black/Blue Border): 1 per collector pack
-Pee Splatter (Yellow Border)
-Spit Splatter (Light Blue Border): serial #'ed to 99
-Bloody Nose Splatter (Red Border): serial #'ed to 75
-Fool's Gold Splatter (Gold Border): serial #'ed to 50
The Fool's Gold Splatter parallels were originally called Gold Dust Splatter in the Apple Pie set, but have since changed for the Prime Slime, Adam-Geddon, and Battle of the Bands sets. I was pretty excited to pull one of these and initially tried inserting it in front of the base card in my binder but that's not going to work. I'm pretty much a set completist, so if I can't have the whole set of Fool's Gold Splatter border parallels, I really don't want it.
I did find a good deal on the Adam-Geddon Puke Splatter parallel set and will give it a try to see how it fits in my collection. I figure that it will either replace my base set, will complement my base set, or will just have to go. I never had a parallel set, and so don't really know if it's going to fit into collection or not. I try to keep my collection as complete and tidy as possible though, so I don't really like the idea of keeping two of the same sets. I guess we'll see.
With this post, I included all of the Splatter border parallels that I've pulled from recent packs to date: 3 from Prime Slime and 6 from Apple Pie. The Fool's Gold Splatter border parallel came in addition to the Puke Splatter border parallel.