Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A SUPER Heartwarming Birthday Present

If you didn't read my post on Saturday, I stated how it was my birthday and that I wasn't sure what was in store for me. Well, it was probably the most shocking moment ever.

For the last few months, I assumed my much sought after Rueben Randle Superfractor to finish up my 2012 Topps Chrome rainbow had been sold. I actually posted about it awhile back. Well, come to find out, the buyer(s) were my family. 

After I had told my wife that the one card I was short of on my Rueben Randle rainbow and the only one in it's existence had made it's way on eBay possibly for a last time, she waited til I was out of the room and began texting family members to help me acquire this piece as a birthday present. Many deleted text message conversations later (so I wouldn't read them on her phone by mistake as she told me the story), they were all able to pull together the purchase and left me speechless on Saturday as I thought the card had slipped my grips forever.

This card not only completes my first rainbow, it also is my first Super and the first time in a long time I was able to accomplish a HUGE feat in the hobby. Now if only Rueben can remain a Giant.
I can now officially say, I am the only one in the hobby that can own the 2012 Topps Chrome rainbow of Rueben Randle. Not sure how many would say that in the first place or would be proud to, but I am.
So here is that rainbow (wished the pics were a bit better)....



Now the question I must ask myself, how do I top my family's want lists this year? Do they make 1/1 candles? 1/1 saws? 1/1 gardening tools? 1/1 mechanic tools? It will be tough to match, but hopefully I can fulfill some needs for them.

What's the biggest surprise you have ever received?


  1. Congratulations, that was really nice of your family to help you complete the rainbow set.

  2. Wow, that's awesome.. congrats!

  3. Congrats man. Great story, greatly family and great set.

  4. Congrats on getting the 1/1. My wife wouldn't even know where to start with cards. As far as returning the favor to her maybe a nice weekend getaway.

  5. Awesome rainbow. Awesome family.

  6. Congratulations! Always wanted to complete a rainbow. Just heard he signed with the Eagles :(