Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Trading Post #45: Golden Rainbow Cards

If the trading partner for this Trading looks familiar, you'd be right. Mr. Jones from Golden Rainbow Cards was the subject of my prior trade post, sending over a few 2015 Rockies cards. Before that post even went up, he emailed me to say he found one of my Eight Men Out cards that he knew he had on hand but only found after the first PWE went out.

The particular card puts me a stone's throw away from completing a rainbow I've been working on.

2013 Topps Chasing History #CH-97 Troy Tulowitzki
So far, I've gotten the relic, gold holofoil, silver holfoil, and now the base card. All that's left is the mini. And there are no pesky 1/1 printing plates out there, so I'll truly have the rainbow once I manage to find that fifth card. I've never really gone after rainbows before, partially because I'm a completionist and those printing plates would drive me batty, and also because I'm not really a player collector.

Still, the Chasing History insert set might be my favorite from 2013, and it was the only insert set Topps selected for the Mini set that year. Fortunately, that card is quite affordable on eBay, but I might just see if it pops up via trade, which would mean I completed the whole rainbow solely via the generosity of my fellow bloggers.

And one interesting oddity about these particular cards is that they came to me in reverse order of scarcity. Sort of like a HR/3B/2B/1B cycle. Strange. I bet very few rainbows are built that way.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by for this quick one-card post. Don't forget to enter my contest before Friday night, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!


  1. I built a couple of Jon Singleton rainbows in reverse order, from the 2015 Topps Archives and 2014 Panini National Wrapper Redemption sets. The 1 / 1 cards fell to me at decent prices, so after that I picked up the other cards to close the rainbows out.

  2. I'm always happy to help with a rainbow! Happy Thanksgiving!!