Case in point...
I saw an auction on Ebay for a 1/1 super-fractor of Darwin Barney's 2008 Bowman Chrome card. I don't often see 1/1's pop up. so I decided to watch the auction and see how high it would go. I was hoping that there wouldn't be much interest in a seven year old card of a guy who is pretty much finished.
I also thought a 1/1 would be the ultimate way to finish off the 2008 Bowman Chrome rainbow.
Out of curiosity, I looked back at all the cards currently in the rainbow. I was surprised.
My current rainbow consisted of just two cards, the base and the Refractor. For reasons that escape me, I never pursued this one. My thoughts shifted from adding a 1/1 to adding several other parallels. I was on an unexpected path and off to Ebay and COMC!
According to Cardboard Connection, the prospect cards have a base, Refractor (/500). X-fractor (/250), Blue (/150), Gold (/50), Orange (/25), Red (/5), printing plates, and the 1/1 Super-fractor.
I've been able to come up with six of these....all but the red, plates, and Super-fractor (turns out there is interest in the card and it sold or $46 which is out of my price range).
Behold the much bigger and better Bowman Chrome Barney Rainbow!