Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Shiny Lankford.

I have been having good luck finding Ray Lankford cards recently.  I went through a stretch awhile back where I couldn't find anything new that was not already in my collection.  The past several months it seems like I have been able to add a Lankford card or two to my collection every month.  Some of the hardest parallels to track down come from the late 90s and early 2000s Pacific cards.

2000 Pacific Prism Holographic Mirror /160

Two factors make the Pacific parallels tricky to track down.  First, Pacific mastered the "rainbow" concept long before Topps.  Many Pacific sets have different colored foil parallels which were all serial numbered to a different amount.  Throw on top of that the fact that most sets included a "Premier Date" parallel numbered to 34, and you've got a lot of cards to track down.  Which brings me to my second point.  While some of the short prints, like my new Holographic Mirror-it's just really shiny-, are not too difficult to find with print runs north of 100, there are plenty of parallels from Pacific that are 50 or fewer.  In fact, Lankford appeared in a few dozen Pacific sets, but I still do not own a single "Premier Date" parallel speaks to the difficulty of tracking them down.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to list all of my Lankford doubles in a post sometime in the next week or so. There won't be anything special like this card, but it's possible that there might be an oddball or two that you could use.