My Six month Journey to perfection
By Jonathon Mead
"Let me start this by saying I have only been in the hobby since February of 2012. This year was a learning curve for me. Not knowing many products or who I wanted to collect. That all changed in November, on November 16th 2012 I pulled the 2012 Topps Chrome DeMarcus ware Superfractor 1/1. Now as a cowboys fan I instantly was torn, try and sell the card or make the rainbow. I chose to try and sell or trade it originally. Had an offer from a person I won’t include any dollar amounts or cards to be traded. I will just say it was a substantially good offer. Torn on what to do I decided I was going to complete the rainbow. That was two weeks before Christmas of 2012 on Christmas. My uncle helped me get the few cards we could from eBay. I traded a 2012 chrome variation Auto of Brock oswieler for the red/25. On December 26th2012 I had a conversation with my uncle about the printing plates as two had sold and two were yet to be pulled, as far as I knew. Well he told me it would be impossible to complete the 4 plates to my rainbow. In response I just had one thing to say “challenge accepted” from that day on I searched eBay and messaged the two owners of the plates. One of them sold me the black printing plate for the cheapest I would pay for any of the plates. Then came on eBay that I picked up for substantially higher the third came a few weeks later from a guy on Blowout cards forums, And finally the 4th plate. On 5/29/13 I finally convinced the owner of the plate I won’t say his name or the trade I will just say that thanks to him I completed a trade and the plate was incoming as of that date. Six months and 3 days after I started my challenge my goal of perfection came to an end. As I am writing this I am thinking of my next challenge in the hobby and I am not sure what it will be but I know without a challenge what is the point of a hobby? Thanks for taking the time to read this and I’m looking forward to showcasing my future cards and challenges with you.."
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