I learned a lesson today. Sometimes you want something so bad, your mind molds the image you see into what you wish it to be, rather than what it is. A mirage, so to speak.
For a long time here at the Herschel Hoard; I've been trying to acquire a 1994 Upper Deck Electric Gold #262 card of Herschel Walker. The Electric Silver version is already in my collection.
A few days ago, I came across the card below on EBay. This was the image I saw on the seller's page.
Boy, that "electric" in script at the bottom sure looked gold in color to me. Now I can't blame the seller at all. The card was clearly advertised as the Electric Silver version. The price was reasonable, and the sales page said "only 1 left in stock". I messaged the seller to ask about the actual coloring of the lettering, but I never heard back. Could this be the elusive gold card, just mislabeled?
I kept hearing that "only 1 left" over and over again, and as it was under a $5 purchase, I took a chance and pulled the trigger on it.
Here is the card that I received today: