Tuesday, January 29, 2013

COMC haul #34: Ricky tikki rainbow

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

(Anybody that can piece together what the title references is 100% awesome in my book!)

I'm back with more COMC stuff--what, you didn't think I ran out after I went a few days without posting that stuff, did you?  Today I'm showing off a bit more than half of the remaining base and insert Rich Hills I hadn't scanned yet.  Let's get right to it:
Rich Hill 2008 Upper Deck Documentary #955; Gold #s 355, 655, 955, 1255, 1555
I split these up for the purpose of putting them in Hill's album, but I decided it was better for everyone's sanity (including mine) if I just lumped these together.  The set is stupid, horribly done, and a terrible idea.  Again, why did they use the same exact photo on all 10 cards despite the fact that they discuss 10 different games?  And why did they feel the need to make 10 useless Gold parallels?  ARRRRGH!  But I am a player collector, so I must collect them.  At least this means I'm now done with the base versions, and need just three more of the Golds.

Rich Hill 2008 Bowman Blue (#129/500)
Rich Hill 2008 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor (#12/25)
Rich Hill 2008 Bowman Chrome Refractor
 Rich Hill 2008 Bowman Chrome X-Fractor (#139/250)
Rich Hill 2008 Bowman Gold
That's more like it--on with the good stuff!  Old Rich has 11 non-1/1 cards between 2008 Bowman and Chrome, and I have 10 of them.  I'm just missing the Bowman Orange, #d /250.  It's typically difficult to find the rarer versions, but I had already picked up the Red Refractor (/5!) and this time I nabbed the Orange Refractor for a steal, considering only 25 were made.  I'll show off that whole rainbow when I pick up the last one I need, which will likely be via eBay.

Rich Hill 2008 Topps Chrome Blue Refractor
Rich Hill 2008 Topps Chrome Copper Refractor (#270/599)
Rich Hill 2008 Topps Chrome Refractor
Rich Hill 2008 Topps Chrome X-Fractor
And we're back with another rainbow pursuit.  Hill has nine different issues between 2008 Topps and Chrome, and again, I have all but one, in this case the rarest one:  a Red Refractor #d /25.  That might take a bit longer to dig up, but I'll get it soon enough and show off this rainbow as well.  More importantly, BLUE REFRACTORS FTW!  Is that or is that not the perfect color for a Cubs Refractor?

Rich Hill 2008 Topps Heritage Black Back
Rich Hill 2008 Topps Heritage Chrome (#0643/1959)
Rich Hill 2008 Topps Heritage SP
Finally we have this trio of 2008 Topps Heritage cards.  Done in the style of 1959 Topps, this set looks classy, which is pretty typical of a Heritage set, really.  I know my favorite in this group will be the Chrome Refractor when I can find it (plus I need the Black Refractor as well) but these are still pretty nice additions to the PC.  Of course I get a bit annoyed when a card has a variation on the back and I feel the need to scan it for completeness!

Maybe I should scan this many cards per post more often because once again it's milestone time:  including 1/1s I now have an IHAS count of 152 for Hill!  Of those, 145 are non-1/1s, giving me about 43% of his 340 (by my count) with more yet to come.  I'm expecting two more Hill posts before this COMC series is done:  the remaining base and inserts, then the rest of his hits (which I'll probably save for last to end with a bang).  Hopefully I'll have all those wrapped up before my NEXT COMC package arrives as I'll be getting that shipped soon!


  1. I know that Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is from The Jungle Book. Is that enough to make me 50% awesome?

    By the way, if you would include obscure MP3's as part of your Rich Hill collection - and you're collecting every variation from Documentary, so you may just be that type of person - there's a song from 2009 called "How 'Bout Dem O's" which drops Rich Hill's name (among others) and is still available on iTunes. I think the verse goes something like:
    We got Wieters and Rich Hill and
    Arrieta and Matusz and Tillman...


    1. Thanks for sending me that! I'll likely use it in a future Rich Hill post.