1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow Football Cards

1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow Football Cards1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow football cards are some of the sport's most elusive parallels to come out of the 1990s. Singles from this 15-card set hold a print run of just 5 copies and were inserted into packs of 1998 Topps Stars Football at a rate of 1:8144. Let's look at this from a statistics standpoint.

*Note: There are no guarantees when opening packs. The following are estimates based on the parameters regarding known insertion ratios. There's always a possibility of pulling duplicates, which in such cases, will alter the estimated numbers stated here.

Statistical Analysis:

There are 24 packs in a box of 1998 Topps Stars Football. Let's calculate how many boxes you'd have to open to pull any card from the Gold Rainbow parallel set.

  • 8144 packs / 24 packs = 339.33, rounded up to 340 boxes

You would have to open 340 boxes of 1998 Topps Stars Football to pull of any card in the 15-card 1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow football card set.

Let's take this a bit further by calculating how many boxes you would have to open to pull a particular card in the set.

  • 340 boxes * 15 cards = 5100 boxes

To pull the Ryan Leaf card, for example, I'd have to open 5100 boxes of 1998 Topps Stars Football.

Cost Analysis:

As I write this, a box of 1998 Topps Stars Football runs, on average, $150. Let's calculate how much it would cost to pull any card from the Gold Rainbow set.

  • 340 boxes * $150 = $51,000

To pull any card in the 15-card 1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow football card set, I'd have to spend $51,000 on 340 boxes of 1998 Topps Stars Football.

If I wanted to pull a particular card in the 15-card 1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow football card set, here's how much it would set me back:

  • 5100 boxes x $150 = $765,000

To pull any particular one card in the 1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow football card set, you'd have to open 5100 boxes of 1998 Topps Stars Football, which would cost you $765,000, or just over 3/4 of a million dollars.

Time Analysis:

Now, let's say it takes you 20 minutes to open a single box of 1998 Topps Stars Football.

Time it would take you to open 340 boxes of 1998 Topps Stars Football to pull any card in the 15-card 1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow football card set:

  • 340 boxes * 20 minutes = 6800 minutes
  • 6800 minutes / 60 minutes = 113.33 hours
  • 113.33 hours / 8 hours = 14.17 days

Time it would take you to open 340 boxes of 1998 Topps Stars Football to pull a particular card in the 15-card 1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow football card set:

  • 5100 boxes * 20 minutes = 102,000 minutes
  • 102,000 minutes / 60 minutes = 1700 hours
  • 1700 hours / 8 hours = 212.5 days

Conclusion:

To pull any card in the 15-card set of 1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow football cards, I would have to open 340 boxes of 1998 Topps Stars Football, which would cost me $51,000 and take me 14.17 days if I dedicated 8 hours a day.

To pull a particular card and assuming no duplication, in the 15-card set of 1998 Topps Stars Luminaries Gold Rainbow football cards, I would have to open 5100 boxes of 1998 Topps Stars Football, which would cost me $765,000 and take me 212.5 days if I dedicated 8 hours a day.

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