Rich Hill 2008 Topps Triple Threads White Whale Printing Plates BB triple jersey auto (1/1)
I've put together a decent number of Rich's 2008 Triple Threads variants over the years, and I can now say that I've reached the 1/3 mark: 9/27. That includes 1/1s, like this guy above, and the other one currently in my possession. That's certainly a lot, especially when you consider that he has nine 1/1s in this series alone, but I tend to collect those for fun, not because I have to have ALL THE ONE-OF-ONES, you know.
This one came to me courtesy of the only bid on an auction that ended the other day: $19 plus another $2 for shipping. Certainly not cheap, but for the right card, I'm willing to go around that amount, especially since I haven't thrown down a whole lot of money this month so far.
This White Whale joins the ranks of my other 1/1s, which are near a milestone of their own at 19 strong. It's also my 77th Hill hit and 185th IHAS card overall; I definitely can't wait to hit 100 and 200, respectively.
So to celebrate a one-of-a-kind card and the fast-approaching baseball season, why not a one-of-a-kind baseball song, thanks to a heads-up from fantastic blogger Shlabotnik Report: