As a team set collector, I really have no interest in chasing the rainbow- and even if I had a player who I sought out as many cards of them as I could- I wouldn't attempt that silly chase. The one type of parallel (if that's what you want to call it) that I do have an interest in is the kind which features a different photo. Is it just splitting hairs on my part? Perhaps- but at least it's a more reasonable goal than trying to get twenty parallel cards of fifteen different players.
At the recent Fall show, I picked up a few Gold Labels of Andruw Jones. 10 cents each!
2000 Gold Label #38 Class 2
2000 Gold Label #38 Class 3
1999 Gold Label #83 Class 3
Our lesson on the back of this beauty taught us that Andruw wasn't your typical pimply-faced, video game playing 19 year-old; no, this teenager displayed grace under pressure during the 1996 World Series- rocking homers in his first two at-bats. As if we hadn't heard that one before.
This is one brand name that I will be looking to add to my collection. Hopefully one day Topps will bring this one back!