Sunday, February 16, 2020

Eli's Rainbow Connection:2019 Prizm Chase

There is so, so much to do in the hobby of collecting cards.

You can chase cards from your favorite teams, your favorite players, try to chase the big hits, or even try something called chasing a rainbow. And no, it has nothing to do with Skittles.

What's a rainbow you may ask? It's a run of a singular card with multiple parallels. In order to complete a rainbow, you must have the entire set of that singular card all the way to the 1/1. Some card rainbows are easier than others as they all have different sizes. Some.may have three, others may have 15 or some may even have 26.

In my 25+ years of collecting, I have put together a couple of rainbows. They are not easy to do and can become very costly to do so. My most impressive one is the 2018 Select Rodney Hampton which technically had two 1/1's and those were also an autographed series. My only other rainbow was a 2012 Topps Chrome Rueben Randle.

Out of nowhere, I had accidentally acquired a couple of the 2019 Panini Prizm Eli Manning colored pieces and then decided to add a few more and then maybe a few more after that.

How far will I go? Not sure. There are 25 to chase and with it being a star player, the cost of landing those low numbered cards would most likely price me out.

So for now, I figured I would add whatever I could and see where that takes me.

Here is an overall look at Eli's Rainbow Chase in 2019 Prizm
Base Prizm, Blue, Disco, Green, Lazer, Neon Green, Pink, Red, Red Ice, Red/White/Blue, White Sparkle, Orange /249, Blue Wave /199, Hyper /175, Red Wave /149, Blue Ice /99, Green Scope /75, Purple Power /49, Camo /25, Red Shimmer /15, Gold /10, Blue Shimmer /10, Gold Vinyl /5, Green Shimmer /2.,Black Finite 1/1.

Base Card. You gotta start there.

Silver Prizm. Not numbered but seem to be a little hard to come by with only one per blaster box at least.

Red Wave /149

Red, retail exclusive.

Red Ice. These are beautiful!

Neon Green

Blue Wave /199

Green Scope /75

Hyper /175


Purple Power /49. What I hear is puppy power!


Can't decide if I like the Blue Ice or Red Ice more. Though the Blue matches Giants blue


Proud To Be American Red, White and Blue!

White Sparkle. These are not numbered, but are limited to just 20 copies each. By far my lowest in this chase I have acquired

Lazer. All I can picture is Dr.Evil using quotation fingers with the name in Panini meetings on what to call this one.

Orange /249

And there you have my chase so far. If you were keeping track, that's 18 out of 25. Well, I only show 17 here as one is on the way I will post at a later date.

Remaining needs are on the front of the blog and I will post them right here as well, Blue
Camo /25 (missed out by a few minutes of landing this one cheap), Red Shimmer /15, Gold /10, Blue Shimmer /10, Green Shimmer /2., and Black Finite 1/1.


  1. It seems kind of sucky that Panini added a /2 parallel this year, they might as well have just had two 1/1's, as it's basically the same thing.

    1. Agreed. It's going to be impossible to chase this. The /10 is on eBay and the seller is asking $200 OBO. Can only imagine what the /2 or 1/1 will be

  2. Panini does a nice job. I've never pursued a rainbow in full because of the price. I have 18 different Castellanos cards from 2019 Prizm. Best of luck to you on the finish!

    1. Thanks Julie! 18 is impressive still! I think I may just stay where I am at unless something becomes reasonable.

  3. 25 parallels? That's ridiculous. They're starting to reach Tek levels. But that's pretty awesome and impressive that you've been able to track down 18 of them.

    1. I know. I like them, but it's really hard to fully complete an entire rainbow