About 16 years ago, you may recall Fleer putting out a set by the name of Brilliants. The base cards feature a chrome mirror like finish, and had a very premium look by itself. Very classy looking card. I remember seeing them from time to time whenever I would go through huge collections I purchased, and would find a Canseco. I would be ecstatic because it was so nice looking!
I LOVE these types of rainbows.
But, there is one final parallel to the set. A 24kt gold version with a rainbow type finish and numbered to /24. This was pie in the sky for me – especially when you have guys like Griffey selling for $1,500. Heck, even the Thome recently went for $400.
I’ve only seen 2 others, and they are from 2 other fellow Canseco super collectors who wouldn’t give theirs up if their lives depended on it … or for anything less than $500 I’d imagine 🙂
I just so happened to be having the right conversation with the right person at the right time. This person JUST pulled it from a pack! I made an offer and he accepted! Here is my precious …
And now, all in a row …
What’s that you say? The pictures show my new treasure in different card holders? Well, I couldn’t very well stage it with the others in a different holder, now could I? Don’t judge me – you know you would do it too.
Anyway, I’m still mega hyped about my new pickup today. I didn’t know if I would ever see one, and as it turns out – this particular copy has only been seen by the guy who pulled it, and me … until now.