Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How many more of these are there?

I mentioned the other day that I had made my first card purchase on ebay in more than three years.

That purchase begat another purchase, which begat another purchase.

"Uh-oh," I thought. "This is how it started the last time."

Don't worry. I've got things under control. A much more mature night owl is traveling the scenery these days. But while I'm here, I might as well show you what I got, right?

Two of the items have to do with this card here:


THE



BEST



DAMN



ROOKIE



CARD



OF



ALL-TIME!!!


The last two cards were my first two ebay pick-ups in a long, long while.

My question now is how many more versions of this card are there?

I know the Walmart black and Target throwback cards are still out there. Those things are way too difficult to find, thanks to Topps' mercifully aborted stealth blaster plot of 2009-2011.

I hope to track them down sometime. But besides those, what else could there be? Probably some platinum 1-of-1 card, right? A printing plate maybe?

Really, I want to know. All of them.

Because I want to have them all. It's just two too great of a card to pass up any versions.

Hell, it got me back on ebay after three years.

That's the power that this card has.

9 comments:

  1. I think all you are looking for now are the #/60 Hope Diamond parallel and the 1/1 Platinum and Printing Plates. Topps stopped doing the Target Throwbacks and Wal-Mart Blacks and replaced them with the red and blue borders. You're closer to the end that you thought!

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  2. There's also Topps Chrome if you want to count that, which may or may not be the same photo, I can't find one quickly. It doesn't appear he made it into Opening Day though.

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  3. Chrome is a different photo, which is great, knowing how many parallels there are in Chrome. Gordon's not in Opening Day.

    Having no Walmart black/Target throwback to chase is a relief!! Those can be a pain. Rainbow here I come! Thanks!

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  4. Is this a regular issue or Update? If it is from the regular set, there's the factory set version too.

    Otherwise it's just the Hope Diamond (#/60), Platinum 1/1 and Printing Plates.

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  5. It's the Update set -- again, another aspect that keeps the number of parallels down to something manageable.

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  6. You must really like these cards. It's not like you to make a grammatical error.

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  7. I must be the only blogger who has his grammatical errors pointed out.

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  8. They started doing purple parallels for Toys 'R Us at some point, but I can't find anything from 2011 on eBay. They may not have started that until this year.

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  9. I know Toys R' Us had purple parallels in 2011 because I have at least one. But I don't know if they did it for the Update set.

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