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CHASING THE RAINBOW

IS THERE GOLD AT THE END OF THAT RAINBOW? YEP, ALONG WITH A BUNCH OF OTHER COLORS AND CRAZY BACKGROUND DESIGNS
The author of this piece, Anthony Cali, has an impressive Gary Carter rainbow he has pieced together.

“One can enjoy a rainbow without necessarily forgetting the forces that made it.” –Mark Twain

In the sports card community, the completed rainbow of a specific card is a badge of honor. It’s that victory flag that confirms passion and fandom for a player or team. The bigger the rainbow, the harder the work, and therefore, the greater the satisfaction when completed. And much like a rainbow in the sky, completed rainbows rely on the help of many forces that must come together perfectly.

From the advent of sports cards through what some refer to as the “junk era” of the 1980s, rainbows were not a part of the card-collecting vernacular. Collectors chased full sets, team sets or specific players, but to have everything was a fairly attainable goal if you had the money.

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