Skittles always claims that you wanna taste the rainbow, well, I wanna collect one.
For many years I have been pondering about putting together my first rainbow and which product to do it with. I finally have narrowed it down to Topps Chrome and Panini Prizm. Both of these products make spectacular looking parallels that are both eye catchy and look good in sheet pages. The next step was figuring out which player and year to do so of. So I did some eBay pricing on both Topps Chrome and Panini Prizm and began searching players off from the NY Giants and NY Yankees to attempt to find the best priced players I could build a rainbow of. I knew I couldn't ever afford a Derek Jeter or Eli Manning type rainbow, so my focus was on lesser to mid-tier players.
However, that didn't narrow my search enough with so many players to choose from on both teams and prices that were about even. I didn't know what to do next so I sat back and tried to think of another way to do this. Then it hit me...why don't I just see what I already have first, then the one that is started the most wins as long as it was affordable. Why didn't I think of this first?!?!?!
Well, after an hour of digging and more sorting, here is the winner....drumroll please....Mr. Dean Anna. Now, he is no longer playing for the Yankees as he was signed by the Cardinals in November, but to me, he is still a Yankee on this cardboard and in this rainbow.
This is not the greatest start with only three parallels as I believe there are roughly eleven variations to add. I might not bother with the SuperFractor because it would be outta my price range, but if I could get the other ten, I would call that a rainbow.
Well, here is the start:
Orange (retail only) refractor:
Wish me luck!