Please also check out my other rainbows and see how to contribute or trade to fill your own rainbows.
As I complete each rainbow, I will be looking to grade each card in the rainbow with PSA. While I will be using the bulk rate service, the grading will still run about $11 per card or $20 for those with autographs and this project is already pretty expensive. If you want to sponsor grading for any card, you can just send $11.64 or $20.91 (depending on the card) to https://paypal.me/cwbreaks and add your name and web link and “Sponsor card [card description]” in the notes. I will link sponsors with special mention below each complete rainbow.
There are a handful of products/sets not yet listed here, usually because I haven’t started those rainbows. I’d love to have all of them going, so if you have cards from anything not listed here, please do send them to :
Rainbows c/o Card Warehouse
345 N Main St. #159
Clawson, MI 48017
1/1s currently owned: 14
Autographs currently owned: 154
Last updated: 2/7/2020
FAQ at the bottom of the page.
2019 Topps Chrome #2 Photo Variation Rowdy Tellez
Needs: 6 more grading sponsors ($11.64 each card)
2019 Absolute Rookie Autographs
Needs: Base, Holo Platinum Blue 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1, Red /50
(no photo yet)
2019 Allen & Ginter #354 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Glossy 1/1, Printing Plates, Mini Glossy 1/1, No Number, Mini Wood 1/1, Mini Silver 1/1
2019 America’s Pastime
Needs: Black 1/1, Gold /25, Holo Silver /10, Black/Cyan/Magenta Printing Plates 1/1
2019 America’s Pastime Material
Needs: Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2019 Topps Archives #34
2019 Big League #222
Needs: Black & White /50, Red Foil 1/1
2019 Big League #395
Needs: Rainbow Foil /100, Red Foil 1/1
2019 Big League Rookie Republic Autographs #RRART
Needs: Gold /99, Red Foil 1/1
2019 Bowman (paper) #28 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: 5×7 /49, 5×7 Gold /10, Platinum 1/1, Printing Plates, Red /5, Transcendent VIP Party Preview 1/1
2019 Bowman Chrome #28 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Red /5, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Bowman Chrome ROY Favorites #ROYF11 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Black 1/1, Green /99
2019 Bowman Platinum #16 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Orange /25, Red /10, Foilfractor 1/1
2019 Bowman Platinum #RR10 and #RRART Renowned Rookies Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Auto /50, Auto Foilfractor 1/1, Foilfractor 1/1
2019 Bowman Sterling #BSR62 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Black Atomic /10, Black/Magenta/Yellow Printing Plates, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Bowman’s Best
Needs: Green /99, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Bowman’s Best Autographs
Needs: Printing Plates 1/1, Refractor, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Panini Chronicles #42
Needs: Black 1/1, Light Blue /10, Printing Plates
2019 Clearly Authentic Autographs #CAART Rowdy Tellez
Needs: 8 more grading sponsors ($20.91 each card)
2019 Donruss #239
Needs: Artist Proof /10, Career Stat Line /500, Father’s Day Ribbon /49, Holo Back /99, Independence Day, Press Proof /5
2019 Donruss Variation #239
Needs: Tribute /42, Mother’s Day Ribbon /25, Press Proof /5, Season Stat Line /22
2019 Donruss Signature Series #44
Needs: Black 1/1, Blue /99, Gold /10, Green /5
2019 Topps Finest #52 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Superfractor 1/1
2019 Topps Finest Firsts #FFRT and Autographs #FFART Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Gold Auto /50, Auto Orange /25, Auto Red /5, Auto Red Wave /5, Auto Superfractor 1/1, Red /5, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Topps Finest Autographs #FART Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Orange /25, Orange Wave /25, Red /5, Red Wave /5, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Obsidian Autographs #29 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Green /5, Purple /35, Yellow /10
2019 Inception Rookie and Emerging Stars Auto #RESRT Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Inception 1/1
Needs: 5×7 /49, Inception 1/1, Orange /50, Printing Plates 1/1, Purple /150, Red /75
2019 Topps Sapphire Rookie Autographs #CSART Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Orange /25, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Topps Sapphire #556 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Purple /10, Red /5, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs #RART Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Printing Plates, Red /5, Red Wave /5, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Topps Chrome #2 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Printing Plates, Orange Wave /25, Red /5, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Topps Chrome Freshman Flash #FF7 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Orange /25, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Topps Chrome Freshman Flash Autographs #FFART Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Printing Plates, Orange /25, Red /5, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Topps High Tek #59 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Gold 1/1
2019 Topps High Tek Future TEK #FTRT Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Gold SpecTEKular Diffractor 1/1, Autographs Gold SpecTEKular Diffractor 1/1
(no photo yet)
2019 Topps High Tek Autographs #HTART Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Red /10
2019 Topps #556 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: 5×7 /49, 5×7 Gold /10, Memorial Day Camo /25, Platinum 1/1, Printing Plates, Walgreens Yellow
2019 Topps ’84 Topps Rookies #84RRT and Autographs #84RART Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Platinum 1/1, Red /10, 5×7 /49, Auto Platinum 1/1, Auto Red /25
2019 Topps ’84 Silver Pack Chrome #T8442 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Auto Orange /25, Auto Red /5, Auto Superfractor 1/1, Gold /50, green /99, Red /5, Superfractor 1/1
2019 Topps Opening Day #112 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: 5×7 /49, 5×7 Gold /10, Black Foil 1/1, Printing Plates, Purple Foil
2019 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Signatures #38 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Black Cracked Ice /25, Gold /10, Gold Vinyl 1/1, Light Blue /35, Green /5
2019 Donruss Optic #52 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Black /50, Blue /75, Blue Cracked Ice /7, Gold Vinyl 1/1, Green /5, Green Cracked Ice /7, Orange /99, Red Cracked Ice /7, Red Wave
2019 Topps Gallery Autographs #18 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Orange /25, Red 1/1
2019 Topps Gallery #18 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Green /99, Black/Cyan/Magenta Printing Plates
2019 Topps Gold Label Framed Autographs #GLART Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Gold 1/1
2019 Panini Leather & Lumber Rookie Baseball Signatures #107 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Green /5, Pink /75, Red & Blue 1/1
2019 Panini Leather & Lumber Triple Bat Jersey Relics #40
Needs: Holo Gold /25, Platinum Blue 1/1, Holo Silver
2019 Topps Triple Threads Jersey Autograph #RFPARRT Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Base /99, Emerald /50, ? 1/1, Printing Plates, Wood 1/1
2019 Panini Prizm #10 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Black Finite 1/1, Blue Wave /60, Burgandy Shimmer /25, Carolina Blue, Forrest Green Flash /5, Gold /10, Green, Lime Green Donut Circles /199, Power Plaid /75, Snake Skin /50
2019 Panini Prizm Rookie Autographs #19 Rowdy Tellez
Needs: Black Finite 1/1, Blue Wave /60, Forrest Green Flash /5, Gold /10, Red White and Blue /50, Shimmer /7
2019 Stadium Club #293
Needs: 5×7 /49, 5×7 Gold /10, First Day Issue, Gold Rainbow Foil 1/1, Photographer’s Proof
2019 Spectra #99
Needs: Gold /10, Green /5, Nebula 1/1, Red Mosaic /25
(no photo yet)
2019 Spectra Rookie Jersey Autographs #145
Needs: Gold /10, Nebula 1/1, Neon Green /25
2019 Topps Fire #15
Needs: Inferno 1/1, Magenta /25, Onyx, Orange /299, Purple /99
2019 National Treasures Jersey Auto #48
Needs: Brand Logo 1/1, Holo Silver /10, Platinum 1/1, Printing Plates, Tag 1/1
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why Rowdy Tellez and why collect rainbows?
A: A guy in a group I’m in listed the base 2019 Topps Chrome Rowdy Tellez and about 3 color variations for sale for what I think was $8 shipped. I figured that’s pretty cheap, so maybe I can complete the rainbow without spending too much. While working on that one, I decided to try for a couple more. Then people started sending me Tellez cards that I hadn’t started rainbows for, so I started them. Things kind of snowballed from there.
Q: Will you ever sell any of these cards or completed rainbows?
A: There are 800+ 2019 Rowdy Tellez cards, so collecting them all is getting quite expensive. In order to complete future rainbows, I will make completed, graded rainbows available for sale. Each will be announced on my Twitter.
Q: What if I donate cards? Will you give me a cut of the sale or any recognition?
A: I’m keeping track of donated cards and will donate a portion of the rainbow’s sale to a The Humane Society. eBay has this option built into the sales setup, but if I sell outside of ebay, I’ll post proof of donation. The percentage donated will closely match the percentage of card value donated or greater. If you have a 1/1, /5, or similar card to contribute and would like to recover some proceeds from the sale, that is also possible.
Q: Why are you grading and how does sponsorship work?
A: Once a rainbow is complete, I think having each card slabbed and graded will add to the look of it as well as the value and will also keep all the cards protected much more than top loaders or even one-touches. Anyone can sponsor grading for any one, multiple, or all cards in a complete rainbow with the link at the top of the page. Sponsorship gets recognition and a link on this page and the warm fuzzies, but that’s it. I only offer this up because grading every single card can get pretty expensive. Complete rainbows will be graded via the cheapest bulk service and I’ll take one final photo of the graded rainbow when complete.
Q: Why didn’t you take the picture with the rainbow ordered by color or by rarity or by … ?
A: The initial and update photos are often ordered by how the cards fall in a checklist, so you’ll see things like base then black then blue, etc. This helps me keep things sorted so I know what cards I need. Because different products have variations that include additional colors, not all colors, or some that aren’t color variations at all, completed rainbows are ordered by rarity increasing (1/1s last) and secondarily by check list order. Some people will go bonkers looking at the incomplete rainbows. I’m sorry.
Q: Will you help me with my rainbow?
A: Absolutely. I’m always up for trade and will even RAK cards out sometimes. If I see someone in need of rainbow fillers, I always check what I have. Just ask.
Q: How else can I help with this project?
A: Definitely don’t get in a bidding war with me on eBay for a card. I’m only buying when I can afford to, but don’t need the extra competition.
Share the link to this page and share or retweet any of my posts on Twitter and Facebook. More eyes on this page means more donated cards and more value to any grading sponsors. Every little bit helps.
If you’re in a break or see someone pull a card needed here, point them to this page and ask them to consider contributing the card. When I buy even the cheap cards, just a handful, each with separate shipping, can add up to $100 quickly, so even contributions of the cheaper base and variations go a long way.