[MENTION=3494]heavy_hitter[/MENTION] thanks for the link. I knew it had been discussed before, just wasn't remembering all the details
Super super rare. Wow.
The Albert Belle Collector
Entire Private Collection: 2,627/2,891 - 90.9%
***Always hunting Albert Belle 1998 Tek Diffractors and 1999 Tek Golds***
Accomplished my impossible quest for +90% in October 2016
After being away from the hobby for a while (I havenít purchased a pack of cards since 2009, when Upper Deck was blacklisted by MLB), my collecting interest has gotten a new spark. I spent a fair amount of time, effort, and money working on getting every card signed from the 2002, 2006, & 2008 Upper Deck sets, but took a break from those projects a couple years ago. Since 2009, Iíve spent absolutely zero time looking at any cards produced since then. After surveying the current collecting landscape, Iíve come to the conclusion that there really isnít anything in recent production I want to collect. What the heck is up with all these cards containing no logos and all these photos with the tops of players heads cut off? Back in 2009, when I heard that Upper Deck was being kicked out of the game and that Topps would become the main player, I remember thinking that all the innovation of the 90ís and 2000ís would come to a screeching halt. Topps certainly hasnít disappointed in this regard. It appears that they are content in churning out the same old tired junk.
So what to collect? Iíve recently pulled some of my cards out of the closet and have gone back to work on those sets I hadnít completed previously. Today the final card from the 1993 Score Select Stars arrived (Darren Daulton). These cards were so cool when they came out.
I know what you mean 1998 SPx
GAWD ....................I Miss Upper Deck
I have others I am close to completing and others that are finished but this is my newest rainbow I own.
^Whoa the gold refractor is big beans