Friday, April 11, 2014

Chasing a Rainbow

Just a quick break from wrapping up my Kahn's Cincinnati Reds team set postings. I'll have my 2007, 2008 and 2009 Kahn's postings next week to wrap that up. One thing about this hobby that I've been on the fence about lately is the fact that there are so many parallels of each card released every year. The amount of colors are endless and it's due to that fact that I decided not to have a player collection of any recent Reds players. However, I had always thought it would be cool if I could complete a rainbow of a player just to say I had done so. Not only that but I think if I were to put the entire run of cards in some ultra pro multi card screw downs and display it in my man cave that it would be a definite show stopper next to my framed jerseys, newspapers, etc. So, I decided that I was going to chase a rainbow of my favorite current Red, Joey Votto. I decided the set I wanted to nab my rainbow from was 2013 Topps since I love the design and I like Votto's photo that Topps used since it appears that he's watching a ball he's just hit. I know it'll take me some time to put this together (I've counted over 30 different parallels between Topps base, chrome, and the minis) but I think once it's done and displayed it'll be one of the crown jewels in my collection. You can follow my progress by hitting the Votto Rainbow link that I've added on the nav bar. Now if I could only stay on track and try to finish some of my original 2014 goals.

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