A white whale is defined as something you obsess over that becomes your ultimate goal - in this case, in your card collection.
For years, my white whale is the EMP Monarchs. A collab between Theory11 and Eleven Madison Park - a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of New York City to which was crowned No. 1 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017.
Monarchs EMP was not for sale and was only given to guests who dined in the restaurant.
I went through as far as reaching out to interns and people who worked in the restaurant through multiple platforms.
But I found one while casually scrolling reddit. It was priced reasonably and it was in perfect condition. So I grabbed it.