2013 Bowman Chrome Corey Seager Orange Refractor (2/25)
The only reason I put this card so far "down" on the list is that I want to temper my expectations on this card.
This was the final piece picked up for the rainbow and with its print run of just 25 I would really like to come back with a gold banner as I do not know if I will ever see another copy as it took me two years to hunt this one down. I believe it should be a solid 9.5 but again I don't want to get my hopes up and be disappointed in its return so I will expect less and be pleasantly surprised if and when it comes back with a 9.5
Tempered expectations were used here and I am happy to report that even though in my heart of hearts this was destined to be a gem mint return I can now officially say it is and it looks great.
I didn't want to get my hopes up on this card's return with a gold banner affixed to it but I really wanted/needed it to as its print run is a scant 25 and I had only seen 2 other copies pop up on eBay and didn't know when I would see another copy. My Bowman Chrome Draft one has a "disappointing" 9 attached to it but this one was more important to earn a 9.5 as the base chrome is considered more desirable. While I have a few non gems in my rainbow collection for Seager those are all non numbered or have a high print run. None of the lower numbered ones have anything less than a 9.5 so I "had" to have this one earn a 9.5. Well now my rainbow collection is complete with this card being the cherry on top. I now am going back to acquire cards that have 9's as their grade in the hope of getting the whole rainbow in gold banners. The search continues.
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