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PURPLE!!!!

PURPLE!!!!

Prior to tonight, this baseball card was simply a myth.  For a moment, I thought that I might have imagined it up…

I have been collecting the 2008 Upper Deck Heroes set that features Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks for the better part of 18 months.

And up until today, I have never seen a Purple card (the ones serial numbered to just 25 copies).

But now, I finally have proof that it does indeed exist.

Have a peek:

Kind of like Bigfoot, huh??

Too bad that I have no desire to pay the $50 price tag.  Oh well, I still have 24 more chances…  I hope!!

:)

2008 Upper Deck Heroes: Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, & Mike Schmidt – Blue

2008 Upper Deck Heroes: Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, & Mike Schmidt – Blue

It’s amazing how some character traits are used for some things while not used at all for others.

Specifically, I have shown an incredible amount of patience when it comes to building this set of cards.  It had been more than one month since I added another card to the set.  But when it comes to patience in regards to work, home, and other issues – I have never been accused of being too patinet.  In fact, in many instances, I have been accused of the other – impatient.

But oh, well…  I got the card!!

Serial numbered as 93/199 – here is the Blue beauty!!!

2008 Upper Deck Heroes: Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, & Mike Schmidt – Light Blue

2008 Upper Deck Heroes: Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, & Mike Schmidt – Light Blue

I am affectionately calling this card the ‘Slump Buster’.

It has been almost three moths since I have added a card to this set.  And as the months have passed, I have been shopping – TRUST ME!!

And while it took me much longer than what I had wanted, this time I scored a real gem!  Serial numbered as 48/49, this is the Light Blue version from the 2008 UD Heroes set.

And it looks G-R-E-A-T!!!

An Ernie Banks Rainbow, Minus The Purple…

An Ernie Banks Rainbow, Minus The Purple…

10 down and just 1 to go!!!

If you ever wondered what an ‘Ernie Banks Rainbow’ looked like, wonder no more.

Here it is – minus the Purple:

Ernie Banks 2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Sea Green

Ernie Banks 2008 Upper Deck Heroes – Sea Green

It has been more than ten weeks since I last added one of these to my ‘rainbow’.  Has the wait been worth it?  You betcha!!

Numbered as 77/99, this card is the ‘Sea Green’ version from the 2008 Upper Deck Heroes baseball card set.

This is also the 9th card I have obtained featuring Ernie Banks from this 10-card set.

So now the hunt is officially on.  And the prize that I am after?  The elusive Purple card – numbered to 25.  The journey to nab the Purple version is going to be tough – for this collector, it is like ‘BigFoot’ – a legendary card, one that I have never seen.

Wish me luck – I am definitely going to need it!!

2008 Upper Deck Heroes: Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, & Mike Schmidt – Triple Game-Used Relic Card!!

2008 Upper Deck Heroes: Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, & Mike Schmidt – Triple Game-Used Relic Card!!

Oh, Hell Yeah!!!

One of the greatest baseball cards that I have added into my collection since the birth of ’30-YOC’!!!

I am thrilled to add this one to my Ernie Banks rainbow!!!

2008 Upper Deck Heroes: Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, & Mike Schmidt – Grey

2008 Upper Deck Heroes: Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, & Mike Schmidt – Grey

FINALLY!!!

It has been way too long since I landed a new addition to my Ernie Banks 2008 Upper Deck Heroes set.  So, I shopped, shopped, and shopped some more until I finally found a card that I was missing.

And while I may have over-spent just a tad to bring it home, it was worth it as I want to keep this process moving in the right direction.

Without further ado, here is the latest addition to this wonderful set:

*SCAN

This is the Grey version of the Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, and Mike Schmidt trio card.  Serial numbered as 107/399, the card looks great in Grey as the muted background allows for the player images and team logos to really pop!

YES!!!