Monday, August 6, 2018

Uncommon Relics at Common Prices

I love coming across unique relic cards from the late 90's and early 2000's. When they are a bargain, even better! Each of these set me back just $2, the price of a pack of 2018 Topps.

Check out this 2001 Upper Deck Game Ball featuring Rick Ankiel. I didn't even realize until I scanned it that it was hand numbered 073/100 on the bottom right hand corner of the front of the card.

Next up are two different 2001 Playoff Absolute Home Opener Series cards featuring Pedro Martinez and Juan Gonzalez. Both of these are the double version, meaning two pieces of base and are numbered to 200.

The backs showcase a picture of the actual base and a nice recap of how the featured player performed in the game.

These came in five different variations (single, double, triple, home run, and autographed). They were numbered to 400, 200, 100, 25 and 25 respectively. Not every card contains an autographed version.

What do you prefer jersey and bat relics or something a little different like a ball or base?


  1. I suppose I prefer relics which specifically belong to that player over something like a base. That said I'll take a Pedro relic for $2 any day of the week, especially one numbered to /200! Nice pickup there.

  2. I love game used jersey and bat cards. But they're so mass produced these days, I don't mind switching things up and buying game used ball/base cards. If you're looking for some affordable, yet really cool relics... check out the 2000 and 2001 UD MVP game used batting glove relics.

  3. I like any kind of relic if done correctly. The plain grey swatches are boring and overdone. If they were done more in moderation they would be cool like bases, balls, batting gloves, helmets, etc. I think Immaculate despite the logos actually does a great job at mixing things up.