Saturday, January 12, 2013

COMC haul #29: SeriHill Numbered Insanity

(Note:  all COMC haul posts can be accessed here)

Today I'm back to showing off a scanner page worth of Rich Hills as I still have a bunch to scan and post.  I came up with what I think is another fun theme today:  every one of these cards is serial-numbered.  And of course, the title is an homage to one of my favorite blogs, Serial Numbered Insanity.  So here's what I have for you today:
Rich Hill 2007 Topps Gold (#0622/2007)
From way back when Topps numbered its cards with foil stamps.  Nice design + gold parallel = a winner.
Rich Hill 2007 Upper Deck Premier (#95/99)
You know a set is premium when the BASE cards are #d to 99.
Rich Hill 2008 Topps Black (#14/57)
Rich Hill 2008 Topps Gold Border (#0739/2008)
Here we have the second of the day's three Topps Golds, plus the even rarer Black parallel, which I definitely still enjoy as well.  I always thought the 2008 set was pretty cool, and these parallels make me like it even more.
Rich Hill 2008 Upper Deck Premier (#67/99)
Base cards that are thick as all get out and #d /99 are great and all, but I don't think you usually get your money's worth on insanely-priced products like these.  Nice card, though.
Rich Hill 2008 Upper Deck Premier Blue (#10/15)
I can't really figure out why this is a "Blue" parallel when the difference between it and the base card (besides the much lower numbering) is the GOLD foil on the front, but then again, what do I know?
Rich Hill 2009 Topps Update Gold Border (#0357/2009)
Rich was in Baltimore for only the 2009 season, but he has a decent number of Orioles cards anyway, which is pretty cool.  Oh yeah, and this one still features the foil stamp as well!
Rich Hill 2010 Upper Deck Gold (#13/99)
Hill had moved on to Boston, his current team, by the time 2010 rolled around.  This is actually a bit of a boring parallel as the only difference between it and the base card is a small amount of gold foil and serial numbering to 99.
Rich Hill 2007 Sweet Spot Signatures Glove Leather Black Ink auto (#21/75)
I figured I'd save the best for last today.  Sweet Spot baseball has produced a number of very cool designs spun off from its original concept of autographs on an actual piece of the sweet spot of a baseball.  I already had one other glove auto (black) and a pair of ball signatures (one and two), and I'm going to keep working on these until I have them all.  There's 17 in all so that may take a while, but that's the thrill of the chase!

So after adding in these nine, Rich still leads all comers in hits with 62, and his new IHAS count is 127 non-1/1s and 134 overall.  I'm almost to 40% of his 340 non-1/1s and can't wait to hit the 50% milestone before too much longer.

Tomorrow will be a brief hiatus from COMC as I show off a fun two-card eBay football purchase, so stay tuned and GO BLUE.


  1. Just because of this post, I need to get posting on that site again. Thank you for the kudos!

    Nice pickups for the Hill collection as well!!