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Roberto Alomar Collector's Thread

banjar

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Mar 22, 2015
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Lafayette, Colorado
And...another post about cards that arrived in my mailbox recently.

The 2002 Upper Deck 40-man rainbow! Definitely obscure, but definitely satisfying to complete. The one I was missing was the Hit Makers Electric card, bottom center in the photo. I knew these parallels aren't that rare, but this card #1070 (!) never seemed to show up. So one night I did a deep dive into the bowels of ebay and found it. A seller was offering your pick of 4 Electric parallels for $10, but only listed the card numbers and not the player names. That's why I never found it in my rotation of "Alomar" related searches. So I snagged it, and proceeded to strain my oblique while patting myself on the back.

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Another rainbow, but this isn't quite complete. The 2000 Pacific base card parallels. This set was kinda cool since there were two versions of each base card, an action photo and a portrait photo. With 6 parallels each. The portrait photo is unusual in that it features Robbie squinting hard because the photographer had him staring straight into the sun. Not great technique. But still I was glad to find the portrait Ruby parallel on Beckett a couple weeks ago, but still missing the portrait emerald green and action platinum blue. Somewhere over the rainbow those cards are waiting for me :)

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bstanwood

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Sep 24, 2016
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Mystic, CT
And...another post about cards that arrived in my mailbox recently.

The 2002 Upper Deck 40-man rainbow! Definitely obscure, but definitely satisfying to complete. The one I was missing was the Hit Makers Electric card, bottom center in the photo. I knew these parallels aren't that rare, but this card #1070 (!) never seemed to show up. So one night I did a deep dive into the bowels of ebay and found it. A seller was offering your pick of 4 Electric parallels for $10, but only listed the card numbers and not the player names. That's why I never found it in my rotation of "Alomar" related searches. So I snagged it, and proceeded to strain my oblique while patting myself on the back.

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Another rainbow, but this isn't quite complete. The 2000 Pacific base card parallels. This set was kinda cool since there were two versions of each base card, an action photo and a portrait photo. With 6 parallels each. The portrait photo is unusual in that it features Robbie squinting hard because the photographer had him staring straight into the sun. Not great technique. But still I was glad to find the portrait Ruby parallel on Beckett a couple weeks ago, but still missing the portrait emerald green and action platinum blue. Somewhere over the rainbow those cards are waiting for me :)

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Nice gets! The 02 electric rainbow still eludes me in my Wakefield collection and I also need two from 2000 Pacific. I can imagine how great finding them felt
 

banjar

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Mar 22, 2015
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Lafayette, Colorado
Thanks. Those little pickups that fill gaps in the collection really do feel good. Saw you had a new Wakefield card arrive recently, congrats on that!

Nice gets! The 02 electric rainbow still eludes me in my Wakefield collection and I also need two from 2000 Pacific. I can imagine how great finding them felt
 

banjar

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Mar 22, 2015
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Lafayette, Colorado
Moar piccups!

True confessions - I'm laying in bed. Can't seem to fall asleep tonight, which is unusual (thankfully). So I'm watching an episode of Best of the Worst, and thought I'd post some recent acquisitions. Thing is, I'm laying in bed, and not really motivated to get up and take photos of these cards. So I copied the images from the ebay listings. This is how you create top notch internet content!

1994 Score Gold Rush Blank Back. The seller said he got this from the printer. I like picking up stuff like this when it doesn't cost much.
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2001 Donruss Classics Timeless Tributes /100. One of those not-too-desirable and not-too-scarce early 2000's parallels that never seemed to show up for sale, until it did. I love being able to fill these holes in the collection.
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And speaking of filling gaps in the collection....the 2000 Pacific Vanguard Holo Gold parallel /199. I really like the Vanguard set. I still need the Holo Purple /10 and the Proof /1 parallels, but not holding my breath on those.
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A seller on ebay has been listing all sorts of 2004 Leaf Exhibits. So far I've picked up 8 second edition cards I was missing. They are coming from Canada so the mail takes forever. I'm still waiting on the last 3, which have been "in transit" for over 3 weeks now. Hoping they will show up soon. This Exhibits set is basically the same idea as 1998 Tek, a huge series of the same card with minute variations. 98 Tek had 90 cards and Exhibits has 88.
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This is the only 2020 issue I've decided to chase so far, the Topps Decades' Best run. For some reason I just like the design. It's funky. There are 16 parallels if you count the online jumbos. This green one is a retail-only issue, found at Target stores.
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A 2000 Topps Tek Gold /10. I don't have many of these, 4 in total. I'm not keen to overpay for these, so am happy to let them trickle in over time. They are super-cool looking though.
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1999 UD Textbook Excellence Triple /100. The "base" insert had silver foil, the Double had bronze foil, and the Triple has gold foil.

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2005 Donruss Throwback Threads Player Timelines Prime Jersey /15. 2005 is an interesting year in my collection. 2004 was Robbie's last year, so 2005 is the last year for playing career cards. My checklist says there were 262 unique cards issued that year, but I only have 40% of them, far below my percentage for any previous year. This year seemed to have a lot of just plain bad sets, like Donruss Champions, Playoff Absolute Memorabilia, Donruss Prime Patches, Playoff Prestige, and so on.
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banjar

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Mar 22, 2015
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Lafayette, Colorado
I second that. I wish @mooshoo would post more often!

Here's a post on the genesis of my Robbie Alomar collection...



Keep coming back.

@banjar , I may have missed it in this thread but what made you decide to collect Alomar?
 

gradedeflator

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is anyone here looking for BGS 9.5 Alomar rookies? i have some from a small PC i started years ago and am looking to streamline and move. LMK
 

banjar

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Mar 22, 2015
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Lafayette, Colorado
It's been a while since I posted some random cards and thoughts here, so thought I'd make a quick post. On another thread I promised (threatened) to scan my entire Alomar collection and make a website, and I'm slowly following through. I'm doing the scanning first, but I still have less than 10% scanned. 378 of 4415 unique cards to be exact.

Yeah, it's going to be a while. But now and then I get a handful scanned, and I'm really happy with how my scanner is working. I have an HP 4652 for what it's worth. Here are the last three I scanned tonight, and they so happen to be three of my favorite GU cards. 2002 Donruss Originals Nifty Fifty. Love the design, the color scheme, and everything else about them.

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