Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Red At The End Of The Rainbow, Not Gold!

I'm not one to normally try to complete a "rainbow" of parallels. I've never really felt the need to get every variation of a any particular card, though I do have a few parallels in my collection. Well that has changed with what I like to call "Cake Topper Dirk". If I was going to renew my vows and my wife would sign off on a Dirk cake topper, it would probably look something like this.

This card is the "base" relic from 07-08 Bowman Sterling. For whatever reason, when I found out there were multiple versions of this card, I wanted to get them all. So began the hunt for my first complete rainbow. The nice thing about this rainbow is that there is only 5 versions, so it shouldn't be too hard, right? Well... more on that later. The base card was not the first card I picked up, however, it was the 3rd.

The first parallel is the regular refractor numbered to 199. This is actually card number 4 in the chronological quest. It of course is very shiny and silver, though it looks blue here.

The card that actually started it all was this one. The black refractor numbered to 99. Since the black seemed like a parallel it got me searching for other colors. That soon turned up card number 2 in the rainbow quest.

Gold! This was the second card I acquired, numbered to 25.This is probably my favorite so far and I am now 4/5ths complete with my rainbow. Man that was actually pretty easy! Just one more to go, how hard can that be? Well after a little research I found out that the missing hue is red! There is just one little problem in finding the red refractor though. It is a 1 of 1! How am I ever going to complete this small 5 card rainbow now? I guess I'll continue searching patiently, but I don't know if I'll ever be able to complete this one. Even if I stumble across it, I shudder to think how much it may cost. Anyway, if any of y'all reading this have it, GIVE IT TO ME! NOW! Later.


  1. It's time to put out an APB. I'll be on the lookout.

  2. Dude.....

    The more I scrolled down I kept expecting to see the red waiting at the end...

    But damn. I thought that red's were numbered /5 and then the superfractors were /1. But maybe Sterling is different.

    And it totally sucks that a hobby box of this stuff costs over 200 clams on ebay.

    I know your pain. I've never even seen the gold batum least you got that one knocked out quick.