Rich Hill 2007 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures Reflections Autographs Silver Spectrum auto (with Sean Gallagher) (#09/10)
Of course I'm still chasing Rich Hill cards, what did you expect? At this point I have more than 100 to go, but at least that means I'm still reasonably likely to find something new once in a while. This card is my third dual auto from the set of Rich and fellow former-Cub Sean Gallagher--a player who was included in the now famous Josh Donaldson-to-Oakland deal way back in 2008! Here's the other two for comparison:
Not a huge difference between the Silver Spectrum and base, eh? Still, these are pretty cool despite being sticker autos and the fact that I don't have any reason to collect Gallagher. They still hail from a premium product, and grabbing one of them numbered to 10 copies for just $6.50 is pretty cool in my book.
Now, how about some numbers? I'm at 229/347 of Rich's collection, good for about 66%, so I'm almost 2/3 of the way there! I also can now claim 110 Hill hits, which comprises about 39% of my Michigan Baseball collection. 72 of those cards include Rich's signature, which is a pretty nice percentage. And my latest overall total of his collection, including 1/1s, is 241. I'll have at least one more to add before the year's up, continuing a 2014 that's been fairly productive as far as his collection goes.
Programming-wise, I have one more eBay pickup that should show up by Tuesday, and then barring any surprise trade packages, it should be COMC stuff--if I can get off my butt and get it scanned and ready--until next year. Merry Rich-mas to all!