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The Rainbow Connection

Still in COVID-19 lifestyle, but work on the Brett Graves Project continues unabated. After months of monitoring Ebay for any cards missing from the collection, this guy appeared (and at an outstanding price):


2014 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Black Finite #8 [1/1]


The real beauty of this card is on the back. No, it’s not an “Ebay 1-of-1”, it’s a real 1-of-1 card. Aside from various printing plates, this is my first 1-of-1 in the bunch.
 
 
 

And just a couple weeks later, this one shows up for auction:


2014 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Gold #8 [09/10]

…which I also got at a good price. My first completed rainbow!

Plus a few more Twins added to the collection…
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“Supercollector” Revisited

In the past roughly year or so, I’ve added several more hard-to-find cards (including another printing plate) to the Brett Graves Project, but before I talk about that…congratulations on your wedding day, Brett!

Brett just finished his season with Oakland’s high-A Stockton Ports. To the best of my knowledge, I have all of Brett’s cards aside from one #/10 card, three #/5 cards, and several uniques. There is currently a #/5 red chrome refractor on eBay that has been listed (way overpriced) for many months; sorry, not going to go there.

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a rainbow page of 2015 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs #BCAP-BG

Some additional Twins pickups — a few new, and a few old…
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Supercollector? Well, Maybe…

I haven’t mentioned it here before, but I’ve been slowly working on my Brett Graves Project, in which I’ve been attempting to “supercollect” the cards of Oakland A’s prospect Brett Graves. Why Brett? Because he’s a local boy whose family I know; among other things I sing once a month with his mother and a few other friends at a local nursing home. Brett’s been making nice progress in the A’s minor league system, pitching in the Midwest League All-Star Game this past summer.

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a page of 2014 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft #8

Although I pursue all Twins player cards, I don’t supercollect any of those players because:

  • I only collect players while they were on the Twins
  • I don’t (actively) collect minor league cards
  • I don’t (actively) collect unlicensed products (post-2010 Upper Deck, post-2005 Donruss, Panini, etc)

So far the experiment is going well — even staying within reasonable costs, I’ve snagged a large percentage of Brett’s cards, including four printing plates. There are a handful I still need out on eBay, but until they have realistic prices, I’ll stand my ground. My checklist is based on research I’ve done, and there are at least a few cards I’m questioning their existence.

Also, some additional pickups…
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