About a month ago we introduced you to a different kind of Rainbow collecting discovered in 2011 Topps Heritage Baseball. Normally Rainbow collecting is limited to parallels of the same exact card, but with Heritage’s 500 base cards, there are 13 player’s base cards that appear in every parallel version available (Blue, Green & Red tint) and every Chrome parallel possible, (Non-Chrome Black Border, Green Refractor, Chrome, Chrome Refractor, Black Border Chrome Refractor) that are identical, front and back except for the card number.
Short of the Babe Ruth reprint card, the most valuable of the 13 Heritage Rainbows you can collect is Miguel Cabrera. There is also something extra special about Cabrera’s Rainbow that we will talk about after you take a look at it. So here is the 2011 Miguel Cabrera Topps Heritage Rainbow (cards 150 & C4) along side the Brad Lidge Heritage Rainbow (cards 111 & C22) we originally posted to form a double rainbow all the way across this blog. It’s so intense!
Non-Chrome Black Border
Chrome Refractor #/562
Black Border Chrome Refractor #/62
The 2011 Miguel Cabrera Topps Heritage Rainbow
Now here is what is special about the Cabrera Rainbow. In 2011 Topps Chrome Baseball, one of the inserts is an additional 100 Topps Heritage Chrome cards. There are some new player’s cards that did not get the Chrome treatment in the original release of Heritage and there are some cards that are repeated, like this one.
The 2011 Miguel Cabrera Topps Chrome Baseball Heritage Chrome, card C163, front & back, which is identical to this card...
the 2011 Miguel Cabrera Topps Hertiage Chrome, and this card...
the 2011 Miguel Cabrera Toppe Heritage Base card #150, except for two details. The card number and the Topps Heritage/Topps Chrome logo on the upper left of the front of the cards.
The new Miguel Cabrera Heritage Chrome card is #/1962 and has two parallels...
I’m referring to this as a “Cross-Release Rainbow.”
Here is the kicker. Miguel Cabrera’s card is the ONLY one you can Cross-Release Rainbow using the Heritage format.
Perhaps looking at Rainbows like this will give you something new to chase. We will have another Cross-Release Rainbow using Football Cards coming up soon.