Friday, February 12, 2016

A Rainbow Anniversary

Earlier this week I was updating my wantlist link on my webpage when I noticed today is my one year anniversary of starting this blog.  I have never been known as a very talkative person, and the same holds true to my blogging.  I average a post about every fifth day.  I do enjoy reading others' blogs daily, but sometimes just do not have anything to say of my own. 

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

1998 Donruss Crusade Purple 51/100

1998 Donruss Crusade Red 20/25

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


  1. I love the crusade cards-very stunning especially the Red, I better get you some cards in the mail soon. I was iin a 2016 Topps Series 1 break have many dupes for ya.

  2. P.S Happy anniversary I have always enjoyed your posts

    1. Thanks for the kind words. I have not opened any 2016 Topps yet, but have traded for all 9 of the base cards.

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