The bulk of my posts feature cards I have received from numerous sources: the blogging community, EBAY, trading websites, etc. I also throw in the occasional autograph recap from the minor league games my family attends or a card show review. My posts are not meant to invoke any deep thoughts about baseball or card collecting. Rather, I just enjoy sharing my experiences and collection with others.
Very few of my posts feature my favorite player, Ray Lankford. I am down to needing a small amount cards of his, most being low numbered or 1/1s. I believe I picked up 3 cards of his that I needed in 2015. This year I plan on featuring more of my favorite Lankford cards. Maybe I will try a weekly type post.
The first anniversary is traditionally considered the paper anniversary. Unless I get some unexpected mail, I will not have any new cards to show off so I decided to share my favorite Lankford rainbow. A lot of collectors show a rainbow of Topps or Bowman cards made up of different colors of refractors. Lankford retired before the refractor trend started. My Lankford rainbow is only 3 cards, but oh what a beautiful three cards they are.
1998 Donruss Crusade Green 225/250
I think the Green version looks the best, but the red is not bad. I have seen the Green and Purple version pop up on EBAY every now and then, but the Red never seems to surface. I purchased my copy about 3 years ago for under $30 delivered. That may sound high, but check out what recent completed auctions have closed for. Crazy money