One of the unexpected joys of my long-time player collecting journey has been the curating of my master checklist.
I know....who'd have thunk it?
For a few years now, I've pulled the foot off the gas in terms of PC pickups. I still check the online auctions numerous times a day, but the maildays are fewer and further between. I do see the master checklist building in size...but instead of getting frustrated by my apparent lack of progress - I actually enjoy seeing a complete list built and looked after.
So it really excites me when I can add a card to the list that I didn't know existed.
That happened recently.
One of the big PC accomplishments in my collection has been the pretty complete rainbow from 2000/01 Be A Players Signature Series.
In addition to the 2 auto cards (regular and gold), I have landed the base, parallels and as many show cards as I've ever seen.
But a new card has been (shockingly) added to the checklist...
Simply put...I've never seen a copy of this card before - and I've never had it on my master checklist until I picked it up.
I've got a couple platinum show cards from this product, but not a base parallel.
I'll be honest, I was shocked to land the emerald a while back - a card that is notoriously difficult. But this platinum add is an even more exciting find.
Could there be other show card parallels? Absolutely. I wouldn't be surprised if there were 4 different cards from each show...but I've never come across any - and I've done my due diligence too.
I plan on reaching out to a couple of my fellow Linden collectors to see what kind of info they have on this new addition. They always have been a fantastic source of information.
Regardless, this new parallel (and even more completed rainbow) looks perfectly in its place in my collection.
Thrilled to add this one.
Have you ever landed a card for your PC that you never knew existed until the moment you bought it? What were your thoughts when that happened?