A few days later I got one of those familiar brown envelopes in the mail. I excitedly tore into it and saw.....
|A card that was clearly NOT an Emerald.|
As it turns out, the answer to that question was "the very next day."
Unbelievably, another listing popped up on eBay for a Griffey Emerald Game Epix. This one wasn't buy it now, and I got in a bit of a bidding war so I had to pay $24 this time around, but this time when I opened the mail I saw this:
|And it's MINT too!|
Check one off my collection bucket list!
**The asterisks are because technically there is more to this set. As I talked about in one of my old posts, there was supposed to be a fourth subset, Epix Season, that was to be included in 1998 Pinnacle Certified. The company went bankrupt so the set was never released. However, some of the Epix Season cards made it out onto the market somehow. I've actually got the Griffey Epix Season Orange too!
I saw a Griffey Epix Season Emerald on eBay once years ago (for $100), so I know that at least one copy of that card exists. I've never seen a Griffey Epix Season Purple though.