Monday, April 1, 2019

The Real Deal

I'm not the biggest fan of April Fool's Day. This probably stems from the fact that my default setting is stuck on "trust others until they prove otherwise." It is what it is.

So, let's just stick with something real here.
This is the last remaining parallel, besides the ever elusive 1-of-1, for my 2017 Topps Five Star Vogelbach rainbow.

I have been searching for this card for two years without any luck so I pounced when it showed up on Ebay the other day.

If you're unfamiliar with the Five Star brand, it's a high end product that comes with a price tag around $130 per box with only two cards per box. Imagine the cost of opening opening boxes looking for a certain player! Yikes! Thank goodness for the secondary market.

In all, I have tracked down my six different Five Star parallel cards for about fifty bucks total. I guess it helps that The VOGELMONSTER is not a household name . . . yet.


  1. Congrats on the six, and hope you find the 1/1.

  2. Nice. How many single-digit run cards are you up to now?

  3. Didn't realize how annoying April Fool's Day was until hearing my 8th graders tell each other silly lies all day followed by "April Fools". The good news is I have 365 days to forget about it until the cycle repeats itself.

  4. Always nice to knock off those low numbers. I always put 1/1's greyed out on my lists. I don't seek them out but if I come across one I might try for it but have never won.