When it comes to collecting specific players or teams there can be frustration, hunting down the cards can be difficult and with today’s never ending parade of rainbow parallels it seems even worse. Now you not only search for the base card but you are also chasing down the colored parallels, the chrome versions, the platinum versions, the five different refractors and the special short-print, diamond refractor photo variation printed on the back of a pure 24k gold chocolate chip cookie card.
The one frustration that seems to get at me the most though is the “Ghost” card. The card you swear you have seen in your collection but when you are looking for it the card is no longer there. My phantom card is the 1995 Pinnacle Ken Griffey Jr. card, #128. The card where he is blowing a giant bubble. I swear this card is in my collection but I cannot find it. I have a binder specifically for my Griffey collection, all of his cards go in this binder and once they go in they do not come out. It just drives me crazy that I know I had this card but it now has disappeared.