Sunday, May 3, 2020

Rodney's Cardboard:1996 Pacific Gridiron Platinum/Copper

I am finally creeping closer to yet another rainbow from the 90's, this time it comes from 1996 Pacific Gridiron football.

There are five cards to chase in the set. Base, red, platinum, gold, and copper. With today's additions, I am only one away. More on that one in a minute.

Platinum

Card backs are the same

Copper

Now back to the one left missing in the Gold. There is one on eBay and they are rare to find with them supposedly being limited to just 30. However, the seller is overcharging I feel and I messaged them about that but yet refused to come down in price. A Michael Irvin is listed on eBay for $6 and same for Marshall Faulk, both Hall Of Famers. The Rodney Hampton, well, he is $17.95. Yes, almost $18 and is one of the higher ones listed. Now, there is no other Rodney listed and his is the only one I have ever seen listed. So two things come to mind. Just buy it and eat up the price or ignore it and possibly never own it or finish the rainbow. And the third scenario, someone else may buy it before me.

I am still stuck in the middle on this one and have been for awhile. Not sure what I will do but got to get my mind straight on it soon before some reason it sells and my decision is made for me.

What would you do if it was you?

8 comments:

  1. It would be something to complete the rainbow. They are pretty awesome and can be hard to find.

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    1. I know. I still haven't grabbed it yet and I typed this up a couple of months ago

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  2. I looked at Beckett (not a favorite but sometimes useful) and they have a gold for $15.90, just about halfway to free shipping. Both the Irvin and Faulk are over $30 so the pricing seems to check out there scale wise. That's a tough call, 1 card to finish a set, a rainbow no less. Good luck.

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    1. I didn't know they had one for sale. Interesting...

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  3. I'd be patient. But that's me. I'm not going to say that I've never overpaid for a card to complete a set... but 9 out of 10 times I refuse to give in to a seller who's price is three times what others are asking for hall of famers.

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    1. Very true. But sometimes I get that itch...I haven't done it yet...but it's very tempting

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  4. I agree with Fuji's sentiment, but ultimately the decision is yours alone to make (it sucks being a collector sometimes!).

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