Case in point - ITG's Ultimate Memorabilia 12th Edition.
When I started the quest in the spring, I knew there would be a tidy sum of Linden cards to chase. Twenty-three cards in total (including a pair of redemption cards) would serve for a very tall task. And while I feel very happy with my progress, I never would have imagined where I am at to this point.
I'm well over the halfway mark of 16 cards in hand, but that's not the incredible part. FIVE of the 16 cards are 1/1's.
2012/13 In The Game
Ultimate Memorabilia 12th Edition
Draft Day Gold (w/ Modano & Selanne) 1/1
This beauty hit ebay a few weeks back and I immediately had a bead on it. The other Linden collectors I know seem to have distanced themselves from the 1/1's from UM12. I think it has to do with the fact that I am hoarding them (it wasn't planned that way).
With this fifth 1/1, I am left with just 3 1/1 cards remaining in UM12. I know the whereabouts of one of them (and they are asking waaayyyy too much). The idea of hitting the complete rainbow (all the cards from the release) is not only a possibility......but a high possibility. Definitely more than any other product release I have encountered to date.
There's a lot that will have to happen still, but if the past few months have been any indication - there are a number of people looking out for me.
What a cool chase it's been.