Originally written on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle  |  Last updated 11/17/14
It took me a long, long time, but I was finally able to land the most short-printed card in my quest to complete Russ Martin's 2008 UD Spectrum Swatches Rainbow. I present the long-ago arrived and thankfully in-hand 1/1 Black Printing Plate of Russ' 2008 Spectrum Swatches card! I had only ever seen one of the four plates this rainbow produced, and it was an eBay auction I bid on and lost out on. I wasn't terribly upset, however. Let me explain. This auction was prior to my decision to put together this Russ Rainbow, so while I wanted the card, I didn't need it. So it was just another auction lost at the time. However, when I did decide to piece together this colorful rainbow, I thought back to that auction and immediately felt shame and regret. I wasn't sure if I'd ever have another shot at picking up one of these necessary plates. But then, as it almost always does, eBay came through and another auction popped up in early February. I knew what had to be done...

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